Last Friday, Utah became the 18th state in the Union to start issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. I had a feeling it wouldn't be long until I saw the phrase 'activist judge.' Why do I always find the right wing so... predictable?
Since Friday, at least six counties in Utah have opened their doors, and held late hours to accommodate the long lines of couples seeking marriage certificates.
Today, learning that a federal judge has declared Utah's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, I wonder where my one-time friend Beverly Evans is and if she regrets the vote that denied me equal rights.
The trajectory of the LGBT movement for equality is accelerating. Typically, this means the opposition will only get shriller and angrier believing that these hysterics will stop the train from running over their indignation and fanatic devotion to chosen verses of their dogma.
Since I have long been an advocate of same-gender marriage, I guess my friend believed that this Utah case about polygamy would reveal the lack of consistency in my argument, showing me to be another one of those crazy libertines whose morality is probably made up on the fly.
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The sign stopped me in my tracks: "Since 2004, six people have died falling from the cliffs on this route." I promptly texted a photo of the warning to my mom back home in Maryland and continued along the trail.
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The media focus on middle-class losers over the poor winners should surprise exactly no one. The press goes for whatever gets viewers/clicks/corporate sponsorships. The real story is the inexcusable callousness coming from the Republicans who are celebrating denying the poor health insurance.
National parks define us as Americans. They represent everything that's right about us. In a country built on capitalism that celebrates the free market, national parks are quiet reminders that we aren't defined by the success of our economy, or even our government. There's more to us than that.
Only in Washington would the very people who caused the government shutdown, and possibly a catastrophic government default, demonstrate against the shutdown. Confused? Well there is no better practitioner of perception deception than Senator Ted Cruz.
The problem, as I see it, is with the whole "mountain" part of the equation. Riding up a mountain involves nothing but unmitigated pain, and riding down a mountain -- when one is as bad a biker as I am -- is a terrifying, white-knuckle experience.
Frank Giustra - key power broker and close colleague of former President Bill Clinton - has taken a seat on the Board of Directors of U.S. Oil Sands, an Alberta-based company aiming to develop tar sands deposits in Utah's Uintah Basin.
In these bizarre times, it's best to keep an open mind, especially when the government suddenly throws a wrench in your national park vacation plans. For those seeking take a trip anytime in the foreseeable future, all is not lost.