Category Archives: Culture

Moral standards and redemptive values — in Hollywood? Yes! Sutherland Soapbox, 2/10/15

b This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The podcast can be found at the bottom of this post. Hollywood is just a cesspool of filth rotting our souls and … Continue reading

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Trigger warnings and microaggressions — Sutherland Soapbox, 1/13/15

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The podcast can be found at the bottom of this post. There’s a couple of interesting trends that have been brewing for a … Continue reading

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Peace, truth, freedom and functional culture — Sutherland Soapbox, 12/23/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The podcast can be found at the bottom of this post. Some years ago, an influential organizational leader observed that the measure of … Continue reading

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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

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A head-scratching analysis of (dead) American adulthood

A story by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott last month declared adulthood dead in the United States. Well, maybe, but his reasons for thinking so are not the ones I’d choose. Much of his argument seems to rest … Continue reading

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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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