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Pushing Presidential

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - While every other civilized industrial nation in the world maintains leadership of their democracies with a calm flair that can only be compared to stone-cold sanity, the United States is required by constitutional law to go berserker every four years...

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Blastocysts and Other Human Trafficking

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Ever since our esteemed Bush administration decided it was in their political interest to protect the votes of the religious right over the hopes of the terminally ill it was a matter of time before someone else beat us to the punch over cloned embryo...

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Kerry On

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Except for the blind fury of our Legislature’s “message bills,” Utah politics is so overwhelmingly sleepy we’d lapse into a coma if it weren’t for the national scene. Consider, also, the blind fury of the Republican National...

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By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Mystery Mail and U.N. Capers Last week, this column recounted the best (or best of worst) anti-Kerry e-mails generated by the Republican National Convention and its commander in chief, Chairman Ed Gillespie. Along that same line, this week’s column...

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Lawyers, Guns and Money

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Given the full weight and wrath of trial attorneys on the medical profession, which in turn passes on the full weight of its malpractice insurance to less litigious patients in search of medical care, perhaps this was only a matter of time. As reported...

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Brave to Say It

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Would This Happen at BYU’s Daily Universe? According to a March 3 Reuters report, the student newspaper at Baylor University, which carries a Baptist affiliation, recently had the audacity to state in an editorial that banning gay marriage wasn’t...

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Leavitt Update, Yorke’s Middle Finger and Little Brother

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - What’s He Been Up to Lately? The Clean Air Trust, founded by former Sens. Edmund Muskie of Maine and Robert Stafford of Vermont, hasn’t been impressed with Mike Leavitt’s reign over the EPA. For February the trust named our former governor...

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That Difficult June 30 Deadline

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Every year Mercer Human Resources Consulting lists the world’s best and worst cities to live and work in. Vancouver, British Columbia, routinely tops the list, but this year was pushed down to third place by Bern and Geneva, Switzerland. And if...

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Nader’s Raiders

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Remember the grade-school trickster who told you your shoe was untied, then smacked you in the face when you looked down at your lace? That’s Ralph Nader in a nutshell. Except for policies regarding the environment, gay marriage, individual and...

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Bad Songs & the Politics of Dating

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Nothing gets the attention of both the press and the public quite like lists. That’s because the medium has such a long, gloried history. God gave us the granddaddy of all lists with the Ten Commandments. We all know how helpful they are for chores....
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