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Utah Taxpayers Association Releases 2015 Legislative Scorecard

Utah Taxpayers Association
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Contact: Billy Hesterman – 801-633-3663 Utah...

Legislative Scorecards

Utah Taxpayers Association
Utah Taxpayers Association – Legislative Scorecards The Utah Taxpayers...

Friends of the Taxpayer

Utah Taxpayers Association
The Friend of the Taxpayer designation is given each year to senators and...

229 The LEFT Show – High School Reunion

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Oh, what a treat for JM and Forrest! Sarah Cahan and Shawn Broadhead –...

The 2015 Legislature’s Best and Worst Bills for Utah Taxpayers

Utah Taxpayers Association
As one of the reddest states in the nation with a Republican dominated...

228 The LEFT Show – Into The Room

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Guess what? Forrest is back this week, with Melissa and Bob … spiffy! So,...

Save The Forrest! – March 20, 2015 – Mega Benefit Concert

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Don’t want to read? Easy! Click these sentences! Our beloved Forrest...

227 The LEFT Show – Awkward Family Photos

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Oh, what a wonderful mix of awkward and uncomfortable we have this week. JM...

LPC: March 9, 2015

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TAX ALERT! $75 Million Property Tax Hike

Utah Taxpayers Association
TAX ALERT! URGENT: Tell Your Representative to Vote NO on a $75...

Healthy Utah 2.0 and the Taxpayer Perspective on Medicaid Expansion

Utah Taxpayers Association
The Utah Taxpayers Association’s purpose is to be the watchdog for Utah...

#226 The LEFT Show – GOPwow again, some more

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
An intimate setting hosts this week’s The LEFT Show with JM Bell,...

LPC: March 2, 2015

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Local Option Sales Tax Distribution up 13%

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III

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I am having a shitty day, and, frankly, I am surprised at the intensity of my...

#225 The LEFT Show – 10/Four

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Clean sweep in the studio this week, Aaron Burton, Kristal Star, and Lisa...

LPC: February 23, 2015

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HB 362: ULCT Analysis & Position

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#224 The LEFT Show – Hentai Defense

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This week we have JM Bell, Melissa Merlot, Bob Easton, and the wet, heavy cough...

#15 Tell Me A Story – Aaron Burton

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Hey, you know what sounds like fun? I’ll interview a shrink, I’ll...

223 The LEFT Show – Deux Par Deux

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Big happy surprises this week as FORREST SHAW returns to the show after a long...

LPC February 9, 2015

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#14 Tell Me A Story – Forrest Shaw

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I re-launch the show with a nice, heavy punch in the nuts, ’cause YAY!...

222 The LEFT Show – Flu and Regrets

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Bit up a mixing up this week, as we sent Bob home sick, and then, later, sent...

LPC February 2, 2015

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Ernestine Johnson

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This young woman speaks a truth that I can only recognize, but can never know...

I Believe: The Lie and Delusion of the LDS “Big Step”

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
The LDS Church’s “Big Step” yesterday was nothing more than a...

REVISED: Utah & Salt Lake County Quarterly Construction Report

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Dr. Mark Zandi: U.S. Macro Outlook – Hitting the Accelerator

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221 The LEFT Show – I Just Don’t Get It

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I’m having a rough time keeping my energy up, but I was rescued this week...

2015 Salt Lake Comic Con FanX Panel Schedule!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This is where you can find your favorite DefenMedia folks at the Comic Con...

220 The LEFT Show – It Might Be Manstration

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This episode has JM Bell, JC Carter, Ultimate Bob, and Melissa Merlot. We cover...

LPC Webcast Instructions

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219 The LEFT Show – Blues Valentines, Je Suis Charlie

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
There is no way that the news this week was going to be the normal giddy romp...

Utah lawmaker plans a bill that would mirror my advice

DNews: Perspectives
Rep. Jon Cox, R-Ephraim, agrees that placing variable tolls on all freeway...

218 The LEFT Show – Raspberry Yogurt Blues

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
It’s time for The LEFT Show! This week, JM Bell welcomes Dan Ellis, from...

217 The LEFT Show – Special The Sidetrack 2015

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This The Sidetrack from Jason Williams starts with “Happy 2015!”...

216a The LEFT Show – XXXMas ReduXXX

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
My apologies, but, I got sick sick and we didn’t record this week, so...

RE-GIFT SPECIAL EVENT – The Salt City Radio Players

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I know some of ya’ll missed this over Thanksgiving, so, we’re going...

216 The LEFT Show – The White, American Chicken

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
We hadn’t planned on recording today, but, I get bored and lonely, and...

215 The LEFT Show – Podcast Phil Day Of Action

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Podcast Phil Day of Action #1 – We spent the day at The Nerd Store and...

Podcast Phil Day of Action Schedule

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 December 13, 2014 -In addition to more traditional internet messaging and...

Podcast Phil Days of Action! This Saturday and Sunday!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
PHASE THREE: December 13, 2014 -In addition to more traditional internet...

Geekhead Radio 37- Dragon Age: X-wing

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
On this episode of Geekhead Radio, we discuss X-wing from Fantasy Flight Games...

We’re No. 1! Utah tops list of nation’s most humble social media posters

DNews: Perspectives
Here’s something Utahns can brag about:  They are the most humble people in...

214 The LEFT Show – SHOCKING!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Sometimes my day gets so very, very full of minutiae and tasks, that by the...

213 The LEFT Show – Mr. In-Between

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
BBC America was nothing but classic Sean Connery James Bond movies last...

SPECIAL EVENT! New Show! Welcome Geekhead Radio

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Welcome to the first official episode of Geekhead Radio on DefenMedia! Join...

SPECIAL EVENT – The Salt City Radio Players

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Enjoy this Thanksgiving treat of Lane Richins and Jeffrey Owen, Weller Book...

212 The LEFT Show – Hucksta-don’t (fixed)

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This is a good one folks. With Melissa in Vegas, JC in Arches, and Forrest on...

The Sidetrack 211 – Have some income inequality

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
@JMBell @theleftshow episode 211 sidetrack follow up....

211 The LEFT Show – Stupid, Sexy, Shirted, Science

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Melissa Merlot, JC Carter, and Robert Easton join J.M. Bell in the studio for...

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Another Tallahassee football scandal shows nothing will change until the NCAA gets tough

DNews: Perspectives
The New York Times has published an investigative piece about how a hit-and-run...

State lotteries leave a trail of broken promises

DNews: Perspectives
State lotteries are a ruse. If that’s a surprise to you, it’s because you...

210 The LEFT Show – There Is No Shame

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
The Deb Henry joined JM Bell, Melissa Merlot, and Ultimate Bob in the studio...

209 The LEFT Show – Pickles and Venison

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
So … apparently, last week, we “over shared” a little bit. I...

GOP likely to win on Tuesday, but public doesn’t think it will mean much

DNews: Perspectives
Democrats are voting early in large numbers, but Republicans are likely to...

Jeff Bell Endorses Senator Cory Booker

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Jeff Bell needed to tell the world that Senator Cory Booker deserves the Senate...

208 The LEFT Show – Dirty, Not Dirty Dirty

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
We don’t often get “Holy Buckets” moments here on The LEFT...

207 The LEFT Show – The Danger Zen

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
You have to live your life as YOUR life, you can’t live it on other...

199f The LEFT Show – Bye-Bye, Bobby, Don’t Cry

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I’m supposed to write something here that makes you want to click in and...

Another Secret Service Screwup in Downton Portland

For the People
It seems there is no end to the number of screw-ups of which the Secret Service...

199e The LEFT Show – The Ebola Town Blues

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
JC is back in the studio with JM Bell, Forrest Shaw, and Bob Easton, and...

199d The LEFT Show – Sidetracked

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
In this very special episode of The LEFT Show, our dear friend Jason Williams,...

199c The LEFT Show – I’ve got to keep control.

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I’m not going to go on and on except to say that as Adam Andrews has had...

199b The LEFT Show – Not for very much longer

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This week, as we are getting prepared our fancy 200 Episode Party (TBA –...

Scotland, Forever, Regardless

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
‘The Morning After’ by Christine De Luca Scotland, 19th September...

Are taxes fair? It depends on who you ask

DNews: Perspectives
A new study shows that state tax structures are unfair, at least according to...

199a The LEFT Show – BEST OF THE LEFT SHOW

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I remember this one! Pasty Orifices! This one goes back a bit to the time that...