Category Archives: Culture

In search of best income equality? Utah’s the place – Mero Moment, 6/18/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Income inequality is the new buzzword for progressives in their never-ending assault on the character of America – not that America doesn’t need … Continue reading

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The new American religion – Mero Moment, 5/20/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. As I’ve watched the continuing decline of American culture and the rise of progressivism, I have searched for words to describe this transfer … Continue reading

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Men (and women) behaving badly

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Do you have a right to behave badly? Most people probably would answer “no” to that question even if, in their heart of … Continue reading

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‘Breaking Bad’ reveals the sad joke of ‘victimless crimes’

As “Breaking Bad” winds down its fifth and final season, one of the most heartbreaking episodes (and that’s saying something) from the highly acclaimed AMC series comes in the middle of the second season. Episode 6, “Peekaboo,” finds Jesse (Aaron … Continue reading

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What does detailed map of racial data tell us?

An amazingly detailed new map shows the location and race of every single U.S. citizen in 2010. It’s especially fascinating as we reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary speech of 50 years ago. On the map, a detail of … Continue reading

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Understanding the “Gay Agenda”: Part 1 – In the Beginning

The following is part 1 of a multi-part series covering some of the history and tactics of the “gay rights” movement. By the fall of 1987, AIDS was devastating the homosexual community throughout America. The well-documented promiscuity among homosexuals was … Continue reading

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Reality check on ‘most trusted person’

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Who is the most trusted person in your life? And why is that person your most trusted person? What triggers these questions … Continue reading

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My letter to the Boy Scouts of America

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The Boy Scouts of America is scheduled to vote later this month on its proposed nondiscrimination policy on sexual orientation for its … Continue reading

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Exceptional Utah

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations: As I mentioned last week, this week Sutherland Institute will release two new publications: a booklet titled The Sutherland Idea: The Cause … Continue reading

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The lonely, dull life of the caricaturist

Have you met the caricaturist? You’ve probably met more than a few, and you might have even, like me, played the part at some point. He’s the one who views most everything around him, including himself, as a caricature. The … Continue reading

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The Sundance tempest

Last week my Sutherland colleague Derek Monson wrote about the Sundance Film Festival. To highlight the unbelievable truth that a whole bunch of your tax dollars go to a film festival in Park City, Derek mentioned a few of the … Continue reading

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Our best gun control

In 2008, the United States Supreme Court ruled that “the Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of self-defense” as it struck down a gun ban in the District of Columbia – the first … Continue reading

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Weary of political lies

Like many of you I’m tired of this political season. Mentally tired of all of the lies – yes, lies. I don’t know if it’s possible for a presidential candidate to run for office without lying. Sometimes the lies are … Continue reading

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New York Times editor admits to liberal bias at paper

In a somewhat stunning vindication of long-standing suspicions of a liberal bias in traditional news media, the public editor at The New York Times recently wrote a column openly stating that “the paper’s many departments … share a kind of … Continue reading

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Helen Gurley Brown and the American family

Helen Gurley Brown’s death last week was followed by a number of laudatory stories about her trail-blazing career at Cosmopolitan magazine. Undoubtedly she was successful, measured by influence and money. But I find it hard to lionize her career or … Continue reading

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