Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

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ULCT Economist Doug Macdonald’s 2016 Economic Forecast and Review

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January Sales Tax up 4.0%

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Legislative Committees: February 9, 2016

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274 The LEFT Show – Heavy Lifting

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Entertaining week on The LEFT Show this time around. JM Bell and JC Carter...

Legislative Committees: February 8, 2016

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Legislative Committees: February 5, 2016

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Legislative Committees: February 4, 2016

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Legislative Committees: February 3, 2016

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Legislative Committees: February 2, 2016

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Coffee, tea, or you wanna piece of me?

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Americans have become somewhat used to seeing headlines like this recent one...

273 The LEFT Show – Sock Puppets

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
JC Carter, Melissa Merlot, and JM Bell are in the studio this week, covering...

Legislative Committees February 1, 2016

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Legislative Committees: January 29, 2016

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Introducing Utah 2.0!

Utah Taxpayers Association
As we work towards the 2016 Legislative Session, we’re excited to...

272 The LEFT Show – The happiness I seek

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Oh, I got a treat this episode! Melissa Merlot! Taylor Hunsaker! Deb Henry! All...

[fixed] 271 The LEFT Show – Manstruation Redux

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Felicia Entwistle wanders back into the studio this week to explain feminism to...

270 The LEFT Show – Out Of Sync

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I apologize, folks. Something felt a little off in this episode, and it turns...

Don’t get government involved in BYU-Utah rivalry

DNews: Perspectives
When you wield a hammer, it must be such a temptation to start whacking away at...

Joshua Spencer’s Great Big Heart

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Joshua Spencer began feeling an irregular heart beat in 2015.  His heartbeat...

2016 Pre-Legislative Conference – Little America Hotel

Utah Taxpayers Association
2016 Annual Pre-Legislative Tax Conference Ensuring Utah’s Economic...

269 The LEFT Show – Smuggler’s Blues

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Oh, hell, It’s Monday in America™ – time for The LEFT Show! This...

268 The LEFT Show – Boxing, Barking, and Boo

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
A totally Star Wars Free episode! I think … anyway, this episode is a mix...

The UT GOPolitburo

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I was reading a Salt Lake Tribune article this morning about the Utah GOP...

267 The LEFT Show – Daisy, Daisy

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
We’re out of the Studio! JM Bell, JC Carter, and Bob Easton are joined by...

266 The LEFT Show – Savior Tales

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This week has Melissa Merlot and Christopher #CJJokes James drop into bail...

Speaking Against SLCo $9.4 Million Tax Increase

Utah Taxpayers Association
On Tuesday, we spoke against a $9.4 million tax increase that is in the...

265 The LEFT Show – Devil’s Triangle

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Jeff, Melissa, and JC are in the room for a sit-down, chat it out about the...

Melissa’s SLUG Mag Comedy Show!

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SLUG Magazine is proud to bring you “Localized,” an all-local...

TAX ALERT! $9.4 Million Tax Increase Considered by Salt Lake County Council

Utah Taxpayers Association
TAX ALERT! Tell the Salt Lake County Council to vote AGAINST raising...

KSL asks Utah Taxpayers Association about Online Sales Tax

Utah Taxpayers Association
Following Cyber Monday, lots of questions are being raised about online...

264 The LEFT Show – Best Of Again

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
We don’t record AFTER the holidays, so, I have an old throwback for you....

263 The LEFT Show – Anger and Ouch

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
An intimate evening with The LEFT Show today – Melissa called in...

Brief Recap on 2015 Election Results

Utah Taxpayers Association
Election Results from 2015 Proposition 1: Approved of Proposition...

Legal Complaint on HB43 (2013 General Session)

Utah Taxpayers Association
As as Association, we filed a lawsuit against House Bill 43, passed during the...

Press Release on Action Taken Against HB43 (2013 General Session)

Utah Taxpayers Association
Please join the Utah Taxpayers Association, Libertas Institute, Utah Taxpayers...

262 The LEFT Show – Gathering Gloom

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
A festive delight of a crowd populates this episode of The LEFT Show! Taylor is...

Weighing In on Earmarks for State Projects

Utah Taxpayers Association
In November’s meeting of the Utah Tax Review Commission, members...

Sail Forbidden Seas

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Wanderers a short film by Erik Wernquist

261 The LEFT Show – Atheist > LDS

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
A delightful treat this week as Jeff and Forrest are joined by Felicia...

260 The LEFT Show – Lucifarian Pokemon

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Melissa Merlot is back! JM Bell, Forrest Shaw, and JC Carter welcome her back...

259 The LEFT Show – Polygamy Planning

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Sara Kramer and Mark Lawrence from Restore Our Humanity join JM Bell and Bob...

Transportation and Mass Transit Sales Tax Referendum: Proposition 1 Pros and Cons

Utah Taxpayers Association
In November, voters in 17 of Utah’s 29 counties will be asked if their county...

258 The LEFT Show – #Blessed

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Hey! We got a LADY IN THE STUDIO! Taylor Hunsaker is back, and, boy, how we...

257 The LEFT Show – Yelly Break

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
We have asses in every seat this week, with Special Guest Dan Ellis from the...

256 The LEFT Show – With A Whisper

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Weird as shit show this week. Just JM Bell and Forrest in the studio for a bit...

FatCamp 4 Registration

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Starting October 12, 2015  – It’s time to get into fighting shape...

Utah ranks surprisingly high as a good place to be a teacher

DNews: Perspectives
If you were asked to guess where Utah ranks on a survey of the best states for...

255 The LEFT Show – Tahiti

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Post Con is the fun con! Melissa, Forrest, and Ultimate Bob join J.M. Bell in...

DefenMedia Family at Salt Lake Comic Con 2015

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Where are your friends from the DefenMedia family going to be at the 2015...

254 The LEFT Show – Clear Cut

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
No Forrest this week, so, Taylor, Ultimate Bob, and JM Bell trudge along making...

Obama > GOP 20 Monkey Poo Fight

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more...

253 The LEFT Show – Causation

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Every once in a while we get a little serious, and that usually ends up pretty...

252 The LEFT Show – Glamazon

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
What a glorious episode! 3 out of 4 Hello, Sweetie Podcast members were in my...

251 The LEFT Show – Hanging Doubt

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
The were four in the room – JM Bell, Taylor Hunsaker, JC Carter, and Bob...

250.1 The LEFT Show – SUPER-FANTASTIC MILESTONE PART ONE

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
What do you do when you throw a 250th Episode celebration and no one shows up?...

249 The LEFT Show – Mountaineering and Yodels

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
On the penultimate show on 250 Eve we had nearly a full house in the studio. JM...

248 The LEFT Show – SU;FTG

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Big Spiffy Week at The LEFT Show! Taylor is finally back – for a minute,...

247b – The LEFT Show – The Sidetrack

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Jason Williams gabs the mic for a special The Sidetrack while everyone else had...

Soccer is on the rise, but don’t expect great economic benefits

DNews: Perspectives
If you’re reading this from somewhere along the Wasatch Front, you’re part...

247 The LEFT Show – Bang Bang

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Taylor is still out of town, and Melissa had more important things to do, so,...

246 The LEFT Show – HISTORY!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
JM Bell, Forrest Shaw, JC Carter, and Melissa Merlot gather to talk about...

245 The LEFT Show – Nearly Historic

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Join JM Bell as he welcomes Melissa Merlot, Forrest Shaw, and not Taylor...

Some god Stuff

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Longer story: a memory sparked from reading: Religious Trauma Syndrome: How...

Birthday Gifts! Come Get Yours!

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
// Anyone who signs on as a $25.00 Patron of The LEFT Show in July gets a...

244 The LEFT Show – 5 Years Old

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
  Forest Was Here. Melissa Merlot Was Here. JM Bell Was Here Donna...

243 The LEFT Show – Together Alone

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Crowded house this episode as JC, Bob, Forrest, and Taylor join JM Bell in the...

An Open Letter to White America

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Dear White Christian America: Just as when you demand Muslims stand up against...

242 The LEFT Show – Blatant Pornography Redux

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
By popular demand – I give you one of the two episodes with Bob Aagard...

241 The LEFT Show – Cuddle Buddy

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
  JC, Bob, AND Taylor all found somewhere else to be today, so Alex and...

240 The LEFT Show – Itchy Turtles

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
A crowded house this weeks sees JC Carter, Bob Easton, Forrest Shaw, and...