Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Another death on Nov. 22, 1963: Remembering C.S. Lewis

Many remember well where we were on that day draped in melancholy memory when the terrible news radiated out of Dallas. Followed by nonstop news coverage: Dealey Plaza, horrific footage, the killer murdered on Sunday-morning live television, a bereaved widow … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Address: not so silly after all

The Patriot-News, a newspaper in central Pennsylvania, printed an amusing retraction of its ancestor’s original, uncomplimentary, review of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: “We pass over the silly remarks of the President. For the credit of the nation we are willing … Continue reading

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Finally, candor from both S.L. newspapers

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. In one of his first editorials since taking the helm at The Salt Lake Tribune, Terry Orme sets his leadership with a … Continue reading

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Big shoes to fill, for sure – and capable new feet

Concluding speculation about who Governor Gary Herbert would choose to replace Lt. Gov. Greg Bell, on Tuesday, the governor introduced Spencer J. Cox as his choice. Currently serving as a member of the Utah House, Mr. Cox was elected in … Continue reading

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Let’s have a dialogue about unreliable climate change models

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. One of the things we try to do at Sutherland Institute is encourage an honest dialogue. Opinions are often a part of … Continue reading

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Win BYU, Utah, Utah St. and Weber St. football tickets!

It’s a “Freedom and Football Frenzy”! Sutherland Institute’s Utah Citizen Network is giving away 16 tickets to eight college football games featuring BYU, Utah, Utah State and Weber State. This week’s giveaway is a pair of tickets to see Utah … Continue reading

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Models of climate-change costs are ‘completely made up,’ MIT economist says

Don’t just be skeptical of climate change models. Be skeptical of the predicted costs of climate change, too. Recently, I wrote a post arguing that observed temperature data support skepticism of the climate change models that many on the left … Continue reading

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Google on a search-and-destroy mission against online child porn

This is a great piece of news to start the week with: [Google] is creating a database of images depicting child exploitation – to be shared with tech companies, law enforcement, and charities – in order to scrub the images … Continue reading

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Politics of nihilism

At a recent discussion sponsored by the invaluable John Adams Center, someone remarked on the seeming incoherence of current progressive politics. As I understood the analysis, the progressivism of the early 20th century had reasonably clear (if tragically misguided) aims, … Continue reading

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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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