Author Archives: Sutherland Daily

Sutherland Institute endorses LDS Church’s principles on religious freedom and nondiscrimination

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release: Jan. 27, 2015 Sutherland Institute welcomes the helpful comments from leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this morning on religious liberty and nondiscrimination. We endorse the principles outlined in the press … Continue reading

Posted in Legislature, Religion | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Graphic: A bill’s long and winding road

Here’s a fun, easy-to-understand graphic on how a bill becomes a law in Utah. (Click to enlarge.) You can print it out and follow along with the 2015 Legislature …

Posted in Legislature | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Our sympathies to Speaker Lockhart’s family

We extend our condolences to Speaker Lockhart’s family. We are deeply saddened that her serious illness and sudden passing bring to a close her remarkable life of personal and public service. Our prayers on her behalf now become expressions of gratitude … Continue reading

Posted in Legislature | Comments Off

Health care and a history of misleading the public

The government has a long history of misleading the public in order to pass legislation it wants. For instance, in the 1960s President Lyndon Johnson pressed his allies in Congress to suppress the true cost of his big health care … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

See you next year!

Sutherland Daily is taking a Christmas-and-New-Year’s break. We’ll be back to offer more thought-provoking blog posts on Jan. 5. Thanks for reading and have a Merry Christmas!

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off

Sutherland Institute supports Health Reform Task Force recommendations

Sutherland Institute today released the following statement regarding the legislative Health Reform Task Force’s actions regarding Medicaid expansion: Sutherland Institute supports the decision of the Health Reform Task Force to recommend an approach to Medicaid expansion that focuses on the … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

On Point video: Holly Mullen on rape culture, 12/5/14

In this episode of On Point, Holly Mullen, executive director of the Rape Recovery Center, discusses rape culture with “Holly on the Hill” blogger Holly Richardson and Michelle Mumford, former assistant dean at BYU Law School. You can watch all the … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Politics | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Healing heroes

This story illustrates how Utah veterans, prisoners and shelter dogs serve and heal each other through a beautiful series of connections (with plenty of photos and video). The dog is … a potential service animal, training to help free a … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged | Comments Off

That dastardly, poverty-relieving capitalism

Not that we should give undue attention to actors who opine on economics and politics, but this article has a couple of great charts that show just how ridiculous Russell Brand’s rant against capitalism is. Click here to read more … Continue reading

Posted in Free market | Tagged , | Comments Off

Price-gouging, shortages and the free market

Don’t drink the water – or even bathe in it, the city of Eagle Mountain told its residents on the evening of Sept. 29, 2014. The city reported that someone had broken into one of its water storage tanks. There … Continue reading

Posted in Free market, Podcast | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Video: The risks of Medicaid expansion and Healthy Utah

What is the significance of the numbers 1, 3 and 10 when it comes to Medicaid expansion? Watch this video to find out: In this interview, Tarren Bragdon, CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), and Stan Rasmussen, director … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Health Care | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Ethanol: How politics takes an interest in you

“Politics isn’t for me.” “I’m too busy with everyday life to bother with politics.” These are refrains we often hear and perhaps have said ourselves. The problem with this thinking, however, is that politics affects our daily lives with ever-increasing … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Video: Arthur Brooks, Sen. Mike Lee at Sutherland event

If you haven’t had a chance to watch our video of Sen. Mike Lee and AEI president Arthur Brooks sharing ideas for fighting poverty, now’s a good time! Click on the photo at left.

Posted in Charity, Free market | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Tonight: Watch debate on land use

We invite you to watch this debate tonight on a topic vital to our state: the potential transfer of public lands from federal to state control. If you live in the Cedar City area, feel free to attend in person. … Continue reading

Posted in Land Use | Comments Off

Trouble in the West

The “green-über-alles” crowd has Utah and our neighbors in its sights. For instance, take this editorial from a Montana newspaper (republished by Utah.Politico.Hub), “Big Trouble in Big Sky Country.” This “big trouble” – referring to tactics used by radical environmentalists … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Land Use | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment