Utah Bloghive

A collection of political commentary from throughout the Beehive State.

Orgs and Media

News roundup: The five most dangerous conspiracy theories this election cycle

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News roundup: Trump fans wistful for the old, less-controlled Trump

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Are Johnson-Weld changing what it means to be Libertarian?

DNews: Perspectives
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson's views on the Civil Rights Act of 1964...

Don’t let a famous company dazzle us into a bad deal

Utah Taxpayers Association
Economic development and jobs are top priorities for us. As Salt Lake County...

297 – T-Minus 3

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
It’s the initial twins again this week – J.M. and JC are in the...

News roundup: Trump, Clinton race ending Facebook friendships

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News roundup: Mitt Romney privately helping Rubio in his re-election bid

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News roundup: Trump vows to stay the course even as bad polls roll in

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News roundup: Poll keeps Clinton in the presidential race lead

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News roundup: Republicans worry over Trump's on-the-ground team

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Crime is down; trust facts, not politicians

DNews: Perspectives
Crime is down nationwide. In Utah, life is much safer than it was in the 1990s....

#296 – T-Minus 4

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This week in the studio, an intimate encounter with none other than my life...

News roundup: Hillary Clinton's problems with the press

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News roundup: Inside Trump's relationship with the truth

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Is West Jordan’s Discus deal a sound investment in the future or corporate welfare?

Utah Taxpayers Association
The City of West Jordan is currently negotiating an Economic Development Area...

News roundup: Top Democrats fear complacency about Trump win could come back to bite them

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News roundup: Debate commission readying third podium for possible third-party invite

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2016 Cost of City Government Report

Utah Taxpayers Association
REPORT: UTAH CITIES TAKE $564 PER PERSON ANNUALLY Utah Taxpayers Association...

News roundup: After Trump wins cash haul, Clinton camp redoubles efforts to raise money

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Make Olympics earnings tax exempt? You must be kidding

DNews: Perspectives
What we really need is comprehensive reform that simplifies the income tax and...

News roundup: Harry Reid says Hillary Clinton should compete in 'Utah, Utah, Utah!'

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News roundup: GOP turmoil continues as Trump says his campaign is united

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A buck is simply not a buck everywhere

DNews: Perspectives
The same $100 bill buys different amounts in each of the 50 states. That...

News roundup: Donald Trump says the election will be 'rigged' against him

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News roundup: Donald Trump makes a bid for Bernie voters

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News roundup: Hillary Clinton takes a 7-point lead over Trump

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#295 The LEFT Show – T-minus 5

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This week I got Melissa Merlot and Tiffany Doncouse in the studio to talk about...

News roundup: Harry Reid to intelligence officials: Lie to Donald Trump

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News roundup: The Secret Service code names for Trump and Pence

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How to Appeal the County’s Valuation of Your Property

Utah Taxpayers Association
Utah’s 29 counties recently mailed property tax notices to every Utah...

News roundup: Howard Dean mocks his own 2004 scream

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News roundup: New polls show Trump gets bump, Clinton at all-time low

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News roundup: Is Russia trying to meddle in U.S. politics with DNC hack?

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#294 – The Coffeecast Pt.1

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
I got on the phone with my old friend Tom Cheevers to record a dual podcast,...

News roundup: The #NeverTrump crowd not giving up as Trump claims nomination

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News roundup: 'Lock her up!' has become the GOP convention's unofficial slogan

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News roundup: George W. Bush is worried he'll be the 'last Republican president'

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News roundup: As Republicans gather in Cleveland, Romney enjoys a lakeside vacation

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Utah's 'Never Clap' delegation needs to unify behind Trump, says state House majority whip

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Cleveland — Utah’s delegates were stingy with their applause during...

Trump-loving Greg Hughes can't stay away from the Republican National Convention

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Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes, the first high-profile Utah politician to...

From Cleveland: Never Trump's Last Stand

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Gayle Ruzicka and Utah’s anti-Trump delegates have rounded up signatures...

Cities, Counties, Special Service Districts Propose Tax Increases

Utah Taxpayers Association
In last month’s edition of the Utah Taxpayer, we reviewed a few cities and...

So far, Obama’s approach to Utah a monument is indeed different than Bill Clinton’s

DNews: Perspectives
Not long ago, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told Utah Gov. Gary Herbert,...

Cleveland: Never-Trump Suffers Setback

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The Never-Trump forces were dealt a setback Monday afternoon, but efforts are...

News roundup: Trump may speak tonight as the GOP convention kicks off

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#293 – T-Minus 7 [updated]

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
This week on The LEFT Show, Jeff welcomes Jackie Morgan to the studio, and...

No fan of Trump, Mike Lee loses bid to unbind delegates

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Donald Trump dodged a bullet and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, took one when the...

News roundup: GOP insiders expect mayhem at Republican convention

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News roundup: Star power may be dim at Trump's 'showbiz' convention

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State Agrees to Free Speech Protection

Utah Taxpayers Association
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Taxpayers Association and Libertas Institute,...

News roundup: How Bernie went from Clinton rival to supporter

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News roundup: Biden passes on the notion of staying vice president

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News roundup: Part-time Trump critic Paul Ryan to speak at Republican convention

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Are killer trees all around us, waiting to pounce?

DNews: Perspectives
People tend to feel uneasy about things over which they have no control. It can...

292 – 4 Years Ago …

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
Yup, it’s another Best Of – this time, from our birthday 4 years...

News roundup: Trump hints he may pick Gingrich as running mate

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News roundup: Chaffetz to quiz FBI director over Clinton

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News roundup: Anti-Trump forces coming up short in bid to deny him nomination

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News roundup: The craziest convention moments you've never heard of

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#291 Happy Birthday TLS (and USA)

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
It’s old (folks) home on The LEFT Show this week, while we celebrate not...

News roundup: Sanders still itching for a convention fight

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News roundup: Trump campaign emails foreign lawmakers seeking donations

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News roundup: Worries grow about security at GOP convention

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News roundup: Poll: Most GOP voters don't want Trump as nominee

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News roundup: Prominent Republicans skipping speaking roles at Trump's convention

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290 TLS – T-10

JM Bell's The LEFT Show
NEW NEW NEW! I’ve got Jackie, Felicia, and Hannah in the studio this...

News roundup: House Democrats eye more guerrilla tactics

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News roundup: Trump prepares massive whip team to combat anti-Trump convention fight

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News roundup: Trump compares self with Reagan, but Reagan distanced himself from Trump

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Op-Ed: Chaffetz should be applauded not criticized for his tax reform bill

Utah Taxpayers Association
Earlier this week, the Utah Taxpayers Association President Howard Stephenson...