Author Archives: Sutherland Daily

Some habits are hard to break

Tweet The Salt Lake Tribune reported recently on the legal answer filed in the federal lawsuit challenging Utah’s marriage laws. It seems that in response to the filing, an activist group brought a copy of the Constitution to the attorney … Continue reading

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New! Utah Local Elections Guide

Tweet Are you looking for information on the candidates in your city? Click here for our Utah Local Elections Guide – a quick way to find what you want. We’ve compiled information for Utah’s largest cities and posted it on … Continue reading

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Rico’s immigrant founder using his success to help others

Tweet Here’s a great example of private charity – made possible by a Mexican immigrant who arrived in Utah, got to work and created a successful business. Now he’s helping feed the hungry with the assistance of volunteers on bikes. … Continue reading

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Infographic: Grading Utah’s schools

Tweet Have you heard that Utah is going to start giving grades to its public schools? This is designed to give parents and the public more information about their schools – starting this fall. Click here to see an infographic … Continue reading

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Reid abandons impartiality on Swallow

Tweet Utah State Senator Stuart Reid, showing his displeasure with Attorney General John Swallow’s lack of regard for public opinion during a recent press conference, sent a letter to many of his Senate colleagues with the subject: “My loss of … Continue reading

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The Iron Lady’s legacy

Tweet The legendary Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of Britain, has died at age 87. The Iron Lady led Britain through the 1980s, bringing unions to heel, producing a dramatic turnaround in the British economy, and working with U.S. President … Continue reading

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Sutherland Daily among best state-based political blogs

Tweet Thanks to The Washington Post for putting us on their list of the nation’s best state-based blogs! The newspaper’s campaign politics blog, The Fix, compiled the list based on reader nominations. After weeks of combing through, literally, thousands of … Continue reading

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2013 Legislature: Testimony in favor of reporting domestic violence statistics

Tweet Testimony given by Stan Rasmussen Monday, March 4, before the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee in support of Rep. Lee Perry’s Domestic Violence Statistics Reporting (HB 361): Thanks, Mr. Chairman, and good morning, Representatives. We commend Representative … Continue reading

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2013 Legislature: Testimony in favor of student-centered learning pilot program

Tweet Testimony written by Derek Monson and given by Stan Rasmussen Wednesday, Feb. 27, before the Senate Education Committee in support of Sen. Howard Stephenson’s Student-Centered Learning Pilot Program (SB 79): Thank you, Mr. Chair. Sutherland Institute supports SB 79 … Continue reading

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2013 Legislature: Testimony in favor of SCR 7 — reducing dependence on federal funds

Tweet Testimony given by Stan Rasmussen Friday in support of Sen. Aaron Osmond’s Concurrent Resolution to Reduce Utah’s Dependence on Federal Funds (SCR 7) before the Senate Government Operations Committee: Thank you, Madam Chair, and good morning, Senators. I am … Continue reading

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2013 Legislature: Testimony in favor of SB 70 – commission relating to federal issues

Tweet Testimony given by Derek Monson Wednesday before the Senate Government Operations Committee in support of Sen. Deidre Henderson’s SB 70: Thank you, Mr. Chair. My name is Derek Monson and I represent Sutherland Institute.  We are here to testify … Continue reading

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Why George Washington deserves to be celebrated

Tweet Are you old enough to remember when George Washington’s birthday was celebrated as a separate holiday in February? An ebook at What So Proudly We Hail looks at why our nation used to (and still should) celebrate Washington’s life … Continue reading

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2013 Legislature: Testimony in favor of SB 53 — intergenerational welfare reform

Tweet Testimony given by Stan Rasmussen Tuesday in support of Sen. Stuart Reid’s Intergenerational Welfare Reform (SB 53, 2013) before the House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee: Thank you, Mr. Vice Chair, and good afternoon, Madam Chair and Representatives. … Continue reading

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America’s demographic cliff

Tweet Will a lack of children lead to America’s decline? Jonathan V. Last wrote a thought-provoking essay for Saturday’s Wall Street Journal about “America’s Baby Bust”: For more than three decades, Chinese women have been subjected to their country’s brutal … Continue reading

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Contest to win iPad closes tonight!

Tweet If you haven’t given Utah Citizen Network a try, today’s a good day for it. In fact, there’s still time to win an iPad – but the giveaway closes tonight! The first 50 UCN members who play the Freedomville … Continue reading

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