Category Archives: Miscellaneous

On an earlier April 18 in Boston

Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. From Paul Revere’s Ride, by Henry … Continue reading

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Sutherland Daily among best state-based political blogs

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 nominations … Continue reading

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Whew! ‘Global warming’ saved us from global cooling

In a New York Times article highlighting a recent climate study which found that global temperatures are the highest they’ve been in at least 4,000 years, there was an interesting quote from the author of the study, also highlighted, in … Continue reading

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Why George Washington deserves to be celebrated

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 in … Continue reading

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Contest to win iPad closes tonight!

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 game … Continue reading

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Win an iPad: Utah Citizen Network launches!

A powerful new tool for lasting change is now at your fingertips as Sutherland Institute announces the beta launch of UtahCitizenNetwork.org. In two words, the Utah Citizen Network (UCN) is “Citizenship Simplified.” The UCN site is incredibly fun, informative and … Continue reading

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Governor Herbert: a gut conservative

In the course of my career I’ve met many politicians. I have seen the worst of them and I’ve seen who I consider to be the best of them. Personally identifying with a politician – seeing them as friends or … Continue reading

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Placing politics ahead of faith

Progressives’ favorite go-to Mormon gal is Joanna Brooks. She has secular credentials they like (associate professor in English at San Diego State) and she passes the key test of being a female progressive who enjoys sharing provocative ideas about her … Continue reading

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Sorrow and a search for solutions

The school shootings in Connecticut last Friday have saddened the hearts of our nation. Our natural reaction is to scramble for ways to keep such a slaughter of innocents from ever happening again. As emotionally tempting as it is to … Continue reading

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Reporter’s vivid Pearl Harbor account is finally published

Here’s a newly published report of the Pearl Harbor attack and its aftermath, written in 1941 by a Honolulu Star-Bulletin reporter but never printed by the newspaper because her editor “thought it would be too frightening for the women to … Continue reading

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BYU graduate Samake strives for democracy in Mali

Yeah Samake, a BYU graduate interviewed by Sutherland last year, is featured today in a front-page story in The Salt Lake Tribune, Ex-BYU student focused on restoring democracy in bid for Mali presidency: With just six weeks until elections to … Continue reading

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Privacy and bad behavior

Forty-seven years ago in the Griswold case, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment to the Constitution “has a penumbra where privacy is protected from governmental intrusion.” A “penumbra” is a shadow and seven of the nine … Continue reading

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Burning Man festival: a libertarian's delight?

I’ve been intrigued by Nevada’s Burning Man festival ever since a long-ago co-worker painted a glowing picture of it – and the art I’ve seen in photos of the free-wheeling festival looks wonderfully creative. But not being a fan of … Continue reading

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A German journalist’s views on Mormons, Romney and EU austerity

Andreas Ross, editor of foreign policy for Germany’s second-largest newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, came to Salt Lake recently to interview Sutherland Institute President Paul Mero for a piece on Mormons and Mitt Romney. We took the opportunity to ask Ross … Continue reading

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Latest biased polling goes unquestioned by journalists

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll that is making lots of headlines, both nationally and locally, reported that opposition to “gay marriage” has fallen to a “new low,” with only 39 percent of the public opposed. It would seem noteworthy … Continue reading

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