Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Whew! ‘Global warming’ saved us from global cooling

Tweet 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, … 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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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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Win an iPad: Utah Citizen Network launches!

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Governor Herbert: a gut conservative

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Placing politics ahead of faith

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Sorrow and a search for solutions

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Reporter’s vivid Pearl Harbor account is finally published

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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BYU graduate Samake strives for democracy in Mali

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Privacy and bad behavior

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Burning Man festival: a libertarian's delight?

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Latest biased polling goes unquestioned by journalists

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Reporting on poll results often fails Journalism 101

Tweet Political reporters often report poll results about candidates or issues without examining whether the polling sample makes any sense. Since a polling sample can almost single-handedly determine its results, this would seem like an elementary requirement of any competent … Continue reading

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King’s moving plea and the American Dream

Tweet   On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered an electrifying speech to 200,000 civil rights supporters in Washington, D.C. As he stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial, King called for the nation to finish what the … Continue reading

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