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September Questions

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It’s “Patriot Day” isn’t it? The time we recall the tragedy of American flight No. 11 (north tower of the World Trade Center), United flight No. 175 (south tower of the World Trade Center), American flight No. 77 (Pentagon) and...

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September Questions

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It’s “Patriot Day” isn’t it? The time we recall the tragedy of American flight No. 11 (north tower of the World Trade Center), United flight No. 175 (south tower of the World Trade Center), American flight No. 77 (Pentagon) and...

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Gays, Booze and Fascist News

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Now that the collective mourning of the Sept. 11 anniversary is behind us, it’s time once again for Americans to focus on other important issues of our day. There’s nothing new about celebrity magazines distracting us from the more pressing...

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Lose a Lot and Win a Few

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Conservatives and liberals never tire of keeping a scorecard on the important issues. Conservatives, for example, point out that our nation’s gargantuan debt cannot be blamed on so many concurrent Republican administrations because a Democratically...

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Liver and Let Die

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - It’s long been a truism that civilization is a work in progress. Where slavery, sexism and religious bigotry existed in greater circulation a mere 150 years ago, all should by now be sweetness and light. Correct? It’s also long been a truism...

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Visible Hands

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Never mind color-coded warnings about imminent terrorist attacks from the Department of Homeland Security. The greatest danger of being alive in today’s America is not knowing how—never mind when—to duck for cover when some other (allegedly)...

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Out On a Limbaugh

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Compared to conservative commentators such as Michael “get AIDS and die” Savage and Ann “convert them to Christianity” Coulter, talk-show host Rush Limbaugh was something of a gentleman. With his uniquely bent sense of humor, he...

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Twenty-Dollar Bills and Fascist Dogs

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - So, when is Lonsberry moving to Salt Lake City? What’s bad for Rochester, N.Y., is still good enough for Salt Lake City, where we don’t make such a big deal about the occasional racial slur from radio-show hosts. Or do we, folks? After getting...

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Cohabitation Nation

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Suppress your surprise: The majority of couples, gay or straight, living in sin predominates along America’s coasts. Where do the majority of “unmarried partner households” hold homes in Utah? According to 2000 U.S. Census figures published...

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Show Time: Man or Woman

By Ben Fulton
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Normally, this column attempts a snapshot approach to events that, hopefully, drive you to punch holes in the nearest wall. For example, after the 1994 slaughter of more than 800,000 Rwandans, a U.N. tribunal is only now getting ’round to prosecuting...
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