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A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

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Economic Forecast: FY 2016

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Local Option Sales Tax Distribution Up Nearly 9%

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Bad Data Inhibits Utah Schools’ Accountability

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First Published in the Salt Lake Tribune, June 27, 2015 at 04:00 PM By: Kelsey...

243 The LEFT Show – Together Alone

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Crowded house this episode as JC, Bob, Forrest, and Taylor join JM Bell in the...

An Open Letter to White America

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Dear White Christian America: Just as when you demand Muslims stand up against...

Sales Taxes in Utah – A New Report from the Utah Taxpayers Association

Utah Taxpayers Association
To view our full report, including county-by-county rankings and detailed...

LPC Economic Update Materials

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242 The LEFT Show – Blatant Pornography Redux

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By popular demand – I give you one of the two episodes with Bob Aagard...

LPC Webcast Instructions

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Counties Should Reject the Local Option Sales Tax for Roads

Utah Taxpayers Association
Despite years of discussion and a five-cent per gallon fuel tax increase passed...

241 The LEFT Show – Cuddle Buddy

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  JC, Bob, AND Taylor all found somewhere else to be today, so Alex and...

My Corner: Why Utah’s Rank on Per Student Spending Is Just One Data Point – Not a Vice

Utah Taxpayers Association
When State School Superintendent Brad Smith spoke at the recent Utah Taxes Now...

Local option sales tax distribution back up to normal for May

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Utah Taxpayers Association Supports Appointment of Rebecca L. Rockwell to the Utah State Tax Commission

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The Utah Taxpayers Association applauds the Governor’s appointment of Rebecca...

240 The LEFT Show – Itchy Turtles

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A crowded house this weeks sees JC Carter, Bob Easton, Forrest Shaw, and...

Upcoming Property Tax Increases and Truth in Taxation Hearings

Utah Taxpayers Association
Every August, cities and school districts in Utah (along with some special...

37th Annual Utah Taxes Now Conference Review

Utah Taxpayers Association
   On May 28th the Utah Taxpayers Association held its 37th annual Utah Taxes...

2015 Utah Taxes Now Conference Audio and Presentations

Utah Taxpayers Association
2015 Utah Taxes Now Conference Agenda Sponsored By: Utah Taxpayers Association,...

Taxpayers Association Hires New Executive Assistant

Utah Taxpayers Association
After two years with the Utah Taxpayers Association, Heidi Erickson has left to...

Utah Taxpayers Association Award Winners

Utah Taxpayers Association
The Utah Taxpayers Association annually awards community leaders and...

Save the Date! 2015 Teed Off on Taxes Golf Tournament June 11th

Utah Taxpayers Association
The Utah Taxpayers Association’s annual “Teed Off on Taxes“ Golf...

239 The LEFT Show – Start With Stupid

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It’s Taylor, Forrest, and JM Bell in the studio this week. We cover all...

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FAT CAMP and SAD  Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden’s Son, Dies at 46...

238 The LEFT Show – Lukewarm Mess

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It’s Memorial Day! So – here’s some The LEFT Show for you! JM...

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THE LEFT SHOW LINKS SCIENCE / ENTERTAINMENT / LOCAL  Fat Camp McAdams /...

Utah has the 13th Highest Beer Tax in the Nation

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Utah ranks 13th highest in the nation when it comes to beer taxes, collecting...

Utah Quarterly Construction Report: May 2015

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237 The LEFT Show – 1.5 Times a Woman

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Great panel this evening, as Danielle from Hello Sweetie, Podcast! Stops in to...

236 The LEFT Show – Your Mom

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A great mix of voices this week: JM Bell, Melissa Merlot, Forrest Shaw, and Bob...

Most of you are disengaged at work, or you wouldn’t be reading this

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If you’re at work right now, you’re probably part of the roughly 70 percent...

Local Option Sales Tax: April Distribution Falls Nearly 1%

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235 The LEFT Show – May The 4th

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Oh what a crowded room! Aaron Burton, Forrest Shaw, JC Carter, Taylor Hunsaker,...

Tax Commission’s revenue report describes lightly weakening, but overall strong, revenue picture

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234 The LEFT Show – Best of Yesterweek

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  I don’t want to get too deeply into stuff, but, we had to take an...

233 The LEFT Show – The Subtle Hammer

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Crowded house in the studio this week – the return of Taylor Hunsaker...

Overall good news from ULCT Economic Stoplights

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232 The LEFT Show – Dental Dam

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Forrest, Bob, Melissa, and J.M. gather to get all the important parts of news...

231 The LEFT Show – Outback

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Something in the air today as JM Bell, JC Carter, and Bob Easton welcome Brenda...

March Sales Tax Distribution up 1.7%

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230 The LEFT Show – Godless RebelUTion!

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Back in December, when we were doing the first round of PodcastPhil...

229 The LEFT Show – High School Reunion

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Oh, what a treat for JM and Forrest! Sarah Cahan and Shawn Broadhead –...

228 The LEFT Show – Into The Room

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Guess what? Forrest is back this week, with Melissa and Bob … spiffy! So,...

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

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Don’t want to read? Easy! Click these sentences! Our beloved Forrest...

227 The LEFT Show – Awkward Family Photos

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Oh, what a wonderful mix of awkward and uncomfortable we have this week. JM...

#226 The LEFT Show – GOPwow again, some more

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

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I am having a shitty day, and, frankly, I am surprised at the intensity of my...

#225 The LEFT Show – 10/Four

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Clean sweep in the studio this week, Aaron Burton, Kristal Star, and Lisa...

#224 The LEFT Show – Hentai Defense

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This week we have JM Bell, Melissa Merlot, Bob Easton, and the wet, heavy cough...

#15 Tell Me A Story – Aaron Burton

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Hey, you know what sounds like fun? I’ll interview a shrink, I’ll...

223 The LEFT Show – Deux Par Deux

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Big happy surprises this week as FORREST SHAW returns to the show after a long...

#14 Tell Me A Story – Forrest Shaw

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I re-launch the show with a nice, heavy punch in the nuts, ’cause YAY!...

222 The LEFT Show – Flu and Regrets

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Bit up a mixing up this week, as we sent Bob home sick, and then, later, sent...

Ernestine Johnson

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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”

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The LDS Church’s “Big Step” yesterday was nothing more than a...

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

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I’m having a rough time keeping my energy up, but I was rescued this week...

2015 Salt Lake Comic Con FanX Panel Schedule!

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This is where you can find your favorite DefenMedia folks at the Comic Con...

220 The LEFT Show – It Might Be Manstration

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This episode has JM Bell, JC Carter, Ultimate Bob, and Melissa Merlot. We cover...

219 The LEFT Show – Blues Valentines, Je Suis Charlie

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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

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

218 The LEFT Show – Raspberry Yogurt Blues

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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

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My apologies, but, I got sick sick and we didn’t record this week, so...

RE-GIFT SPECIAL EVENT – The Salt City Radio Players

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I know some of ya’ll missed this over Thanksgiving, so, we’re going...

216 The LEFT Show – The White, American Chicken

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We hadn’t planned on recording today, but, I get bored and lonely, and...

215 The LEFT Show – Podcast Phil Day Of Action

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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!

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PHASE THREE: December 13, 2014 -In addition to more traditional internet...

Geekhead Radio 37- Dragon Age: X-wing

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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

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

214 The LEFT Show – SHOCKING!

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Sometimes my day gets so very, very full of minutiae and tasks, that by the...