Entries by Dave Buer

Utah Right On Crime: A conversation with Texas Right On Crime architects

We have the perfect primer for anyone looking to understand Utah’s criminal justice reform efforts and the Right On Crime initiative. Sutherland’s Derek Monson had the chance to sit down with Jerry Madden, the 20-year Texas state legislator who spearheaded criminal justice reform in his state, and Mark Levin, policy director for Right on Crime, for […]

Making peace with prosperity

About had it with the chaos of Christmas commercialization? Do yourself a favor and read Arthur Brooks’ New York Times column, “Abundance Without Attachment.” The ever-inspiring Brooks explains that while economic prosperity has brought much of the world out of the choking grip of poverty, this same prosperity can chain us again if we let […]

Hear Sen. Mike Lee and Arthur Brooks Speak Live in SLC!

Please join us for an inspiring evening with Sen. Mike Lee and Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute, as they discuss how conservative principles can truly help Utah’s poor and middle class access the American Dream. You will have the opportunity to meet Sen. Lee and Mr. Brooks during this motivational event at La Jolla Groves […]

Why a distilled-spirits lobbyist agrees with us on alcohol laws — Sutherland Soapbox, 9/23/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Utah and its elected officials are often lampooned for the alcohol/liquor laws and regulations of the state. The laws are usually portrayed as draconian, backwards and unnecessary. As most of you know, Sutherland Institute believes strong regulation of […]