Defend the presumption of innocence

Sigh. It is a thankless task to defend the application of legal norms to Donald Trump without appearing to defend the man himself. But it is necessary. I shall just have to assume that my opinion of Mr. Trump is sufficiently well-known that I can run the risk. Curtis Haring tells us (Hatch Sums Up Our Broken Politics in One Comment) that Senator Orrin Hatch is a statesman – or would be if he agreed with Mr. Haring, that when it comes to controversies involving sexual abuse or the president,…

Color Country Politics Vodcast – Episode 8: A Drug By Any Other Name

Cedar City Police Sergeant David Evans sits down with hosts Jennie Hendricks and Jesse Harris to talk about how the opioid crisis affects Iron County and what each of us can do to fight it. Music by Amoebacrew licensed under Creative Commons: https://soundcloud.com/free-cc-music/background-indie-rock Original image for the logo by The Greater Southwestern Exploration Company licensed under Creative Commons: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gsec/40582095822/in/photostream/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColorCountryPol Facebook: https://fb.me/ColorCountryPolitics Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/1/114359881156838400510 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjwFph4yuEORlHk5VCR-vEQ Website: https://www.colorcountrypolitics.com

Hatch Sums Up Our Broken Politics in One Comment

Regardless of how you feel about the man’s politics, it is safe to say that outgoing Senator Orrin Hatch is a statesman…so long as you are making those statements around 1995. Since that time, Senator Hatch has seen fit to throw this goodwill in the garbage by engaging activities such as deriding his political opponents with comments which can only be described as an insult you would hear during a 1930’s talkie moving picture show and wave of people’s ludicrous opinions about getting upset at alleged sexual assaults. But, with less than…

The UPC Show – Episode 260 – Homebrewed Gum

Welcome to the UPC podcast with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: Utah has another medical marijuana law (but the state is getting sued over it), one Democrat is taking heat for his vote on the said new law, Mia Love says that Democratic racism is why she lost even though she outspent McAdams by $2.2 million. In the second half: Governor Herbert wants to increase the budget for improving air quality by 100 times but he may or may not also be raising the food…

The UPC Show – Episode 259 – All The News That’s Fit to Shout From the Town Square

Welcome to the Utah Political Capitol Podcast with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: Mia Love’s swan song, the possible end to straight ticket voting, two people have declared their intentions to replace, and a new opponent emerges against Salt Lake City Mayor, Jackie Biskupski. In the second half: In a show of true leadership, Mike Lee chooses not to protect the Muller investigation, the legislature talks about medical marijuana, Governor Herbert wants to increase the food tax, Utah County doesn’t appear to have it’s act…

Color Country Politics Vodcast – Episode 7: Stop Calling Me Chief

Hosts Jennie Hendricks, Terri Hartley, and Cindy Bulloch sit down with Iron County Sheriff-elect Ken Carpenter to discuss his vision for the sheriff’s office, the opiod crisis’ effects on Iron County, and collaboration with other agencies. Music by Amoebacrew licensed under Creative Commons: https://soundcloud.com/free-cc-music/background-indie-rock Original image for the logo by The Greater Southwestern Exploration Company licensed under Creative Commons: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gsec/40582095822/in/photostream/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColorCountryPol Facebook: https://fb.me/ColorCountryPolitics Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/1/114359881156838400510 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjwFph4yuEORlHk5VCR-vEQ Website: https://www.colorcountrypolitics.com

The UPC Show – Episode 258 – A Slim-Jim Based Economy

Welcome to the Utah Political Capitol podcast with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: Updated vote numbers on Prop 4 and the Love/McAdams race, how one lawmaker is backing down from his threat to overturn Prop 3, and the impending lawsuit against the LDS Church regarding Prop 2. In the second half: Senator Mike Lee has a theory behind who is causing the toxic political environment we live in (hint – it liberals), Governor Herbert is again proposing tax cuts and reform, and a legislative…

What free press?

“The Fake News propaganda media has done more to destroy the free press in America than any possible adversary. The American public really hates the media, and they hate them because they are not getting the facts”. – Author and Journalist Mark Levin on XM Radio I am proud to say I cast my vote for Mitt Romney for Senate. I feel he is an experienced leader. But he missed badly in a recent essay posted on his campaign website. In this essay, he defends the press against President Trump’s…

The UPC Podcast – Episode 257 – Out to Pasture

Welcome to the Utah Political Capitol Podcast with Curtis Haring, Dylan McDonnell, and Bob Kubicheck! In the first half: All things elections while going into the weeds on the Love/McAdams race and Prop 2. In the second half: Utah County Clerk woes, gains in San Juan County for Native Americans, and shakeups in the majority/minority leadership up at the legislature. Other talking points include: Shift Man! Train Sounds Can’t math good 3 Days of Loopholes! All the fertilizer Tacky but clever You have bigger problems… We love you Weber County A fair…

5 books that remind us where Veterans Day came from

Never forget. With the 100th anniversary of what was then called The Great War (no one thought we could possibly do it again, but we sure showed them…), it’s a good time to review what led us there, as well as how terrible the war was. Here are a few books to get you started. Share other books on World War One in the comments. 1. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Written from the perspective of a German soldier in the last year of the…