Category Archives: Miscellaneous

A peek at Paul Mero’s reading list

Tweet   If you open Paul Mero’s iPad2 and review his ibooks, here are the books you’ll find: 1. John Adams by David McCullough 2. The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk 3. A Queer Thing Happened … Continue reading

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Results of our GOP delegate survey

Tweet   State delegates are charged with selecting primary candidates, but surprisingly little is known about these delegates’ opinions on important issues in Utah. Earlier this month, Sutherland Institute sent out an email survey to Republican state delegates. Seven hundred … Continue reading

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Not what this woman wants

Tweet   I find myself grinding my teeth every time the “What A Woman Wants Show” billboards pop up around the Salt Lake Valley. The sales expo aimed at women is a legitimate event, the art on the billboards is … Continue reading

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What makes you happy? Show us and win!

Tweet   You know one thing that makes us happy? A healthy sense of humor. To celebrate the belly laughs conjured by a good comedian, we’re giving you the chance to win two fantastic tickets (14th row, middle) to see … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11

Tweet   The 10th anniversary of the horrific Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks is a sobering reminder of the evil and suffering present in the world today and, more importantly, of the heroes, loved ones lost and left behind, and … Continue reading

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Lessons on liberty from an Ethiopian taxi driver

Tweet   On my way to the airport after a recent conference in Seattle, I had an interesting chat with a taxi driver. “Eddie” is originally from Ethiopia but has lived in the United States for the last seven years. … Continue reading

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Utah Democratic chairman’s minority behavior is no surprise

Tweet   I worked in Washington,D.C., on Capitol Hill from 1987 to 1997 – pre- and post-Gingrich “revolution.” I began my political career in the minority. Democrats had controlled the House of Representatives for more than 60 years before the … Continue reading

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Why has no one replicated America?

Tweet   Here’s a question: If America’s Constitution, Bill of Rights, system of government and free market economy are the best solutions humankind has ever conjured to govern itself, why has no other country closely replicated our systems and, correspondingly, … Continue reading

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Cicero, natural law, and why you can’t marry a plant

Tweet   Have you ever wondered why certain things seem to make sense while others just don’t seem right? Why, for instance, do humans get great pleasure out of relationships with each other yet struggle to find any common bond … Continue reading

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Mero Moment: Bullies and Discipline

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Utah Women Symposium Event To Discuss The Media And Your Family

Tweet On Thursday, March 24, Sutherland Institute and the Utah Women Symposium are holding an event at Thanksgiving Point: The Media and Your Family. Details about the schedule for the event are presented in the flier below. Speakers will include: … Continue reading

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Mero Moment: The Nanny State

Tweet In this week’s Mero Moment, Paul Mero discusses the out-of-control nanny state, referring to the story of a South Jordan woman who was cited by police with endangering her child after she let the young boy walk to and … Continue reading

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Winners announced in Sutherland Institute transparency contest

Tweet We received a lot of great entries in TransparentUtah.com’s “Most Obscure Board” contest. Spencer Hall was the winner of our $100 prize by identifying the “American Fork City Egg Farm Economic Development Project Area Taxing Entity Committee” as one … Continue reading

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