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No Love For Hatch, Serb Hand Signs and Raising Kane

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - The world’s powerful show us they still have heart. After getting all sweaty and nervous about the state of the U.S. economy, disagreements over Iraq and the sad state of Japanese banks, economic masterminds and political honchos gathered in Davos,...

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Rich Excuses, Swiss Engineering and School Funding

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - We Americans have a love-hate relationship with our nation. You don’t want to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at school? OK, we’ll introduce a bill in the Utah Senate requiring its recitation, and too bad if your children are embarrassed when...

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Fear, Duct Tape & Mafia Sperm

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” It’s been a long time since we’ve had a president eloquent enough to drop aphorisms the way a tree drops ripe fruit. “Let’s roll!” doesn’t pack enough substance,...

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Freedom Fries, Hate Crimes and Lesbian Japanese Monkeys

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Loads of people with living grandparents remember the tales of how patriotic Americans, turning their noses on all things German during WWII, dubbed sauerkraut and hamburger “liberty cabbage” and “liberty steak.” Now it’s...

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Nude Baristas, Pledge Drives and Alien-Abduction Psychology

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - A lot of people who get sex enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. Even people who don’t get sex enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. Then there are people for whom good coffee is the next best thing to sex. Hot on the heels of its “Women...

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An Iraq War Cheat Sheet

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Democracy by force. A U.S. doctrine of preemptive strikes against nations we don’t trust. And, perhaps, the death throes of future U.S. participation in the United Nations. Given the proposed March 17 deadline for Saddam Hussein’s disarmament,...

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Smart and Smarter, Shots at Laptops

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Smart and Smarter, Shots at Laptops For nine months Salt Lakers asked, “How do we miss the missing?” Get set to ask a different question at least until the trials of Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Ilene Barzee are over and done with. Namely,...

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Fulton’s Quarter Column of Mock and Awe

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Given the current dire state of world affairs, it seems entirely appropriate that this column reduce itself solely to bullet (ha, ha!) form. What, you were expecting bombs? • Check out the daily action between dueling patriotic protesters, who’ve...

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Post-War Protesting? It’s a Good Thing.

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Even with mounting civilian casualties in Iraq, you can be damned sure that our $650,000 a pop Tomahawk missiles haven’t killed as many civilians as the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein. Excluding all the bloody wars he’s waged in the region,...

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Iraq and a Hard Place

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - This war sucks! This war rocks! No, it’s neither. This war is a roller-coaster ride that only the most foolhardy would attempt to dispense any current assessment on. Are the Iraqi people crimson as hell at the sight of American tanks in Baghdad...
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