Category Archives: Podcast

Is Healthy Utah a good idea? More information changes people’s minds – Sutherland Soapbox, 9/16/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Sutherland Institute commissioned a poll by Magellan Strategies that was released yesterday about Utah voters’ support for Medicaid expansion in its various forms, … Continue reading

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Charity care is crucial to Utah’s health – Sutherland Soapbox, 9/9/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Health care and health care policy have become daily news topics. You may have noticed Governor Gary Herbert promoting his Healthy Utah plan. … Continue reading

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Conservative focus on helping vulnerable is long overdue – Conservatively Speaking, 9/2/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. For conservatives, poverty and eroding economic security for middle income families are not simply social problems, but moral problems as well. Beyond the … Continue reading

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‘Liberal fascism’ and economic albatrosses – Mero Moment, 8/19/14

This post, which was adapted from a piece at Utah Citizen Network, is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. In public discourse, fascism is often associated with the far right wing; with … Continue reading

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Make marriage easy to break, and guess what? – Mero Moment, 8/5/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. If you make something easy to break, it gets broken. This is self-evident. It’s why poorly made toys break more often and poorly … Continue reading

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Will U.S. intervene in the Middle East? Mero Moment, 7/29/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. As I speak these words the Gaza Strip in the Middle East is literally exploding. Even a cursory review of the news demonstrates … Continue reading

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6 doctrines of freedom – Mero Moment, 7/22/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. There is a truism in some religious circles: Teaching doctrine changes behavior better than teaching behavior changes behavior. My business at Sutherland Institute … Continue reading

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States still need their own religious freedom laws – Mero Moment, 7/1/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The United States Supreme Court decided an important religious freedom case this week. In a 5-4 decision the court ruled that a privately … Continue reading

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Podcast: the states vs. the feds on public lands

Listen to Carl Graham, director of Sutherland’s Coalition for Self-Government in the West, in a podcast about control and use of public lands. Utah state Rep. Ken Ivory, Donald J. Kochan of Chapman University School of Law, and David Garbett … 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 pleasure-versus-pain calculation of modern morals – Mero Moment, 6/10/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Every year since 2001, the Gallup organization has surveyed Americans regarding the moral acceptability of 19 social issues. These social issues range from … Continue reading

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Hypnotized by the minimum wage – Mero Moment, 6/3/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. I got my first job when I was 15 years old loading groceries into cars at one of the nation’s first membership stores … Continue reading

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Culture of traffic laws is upside down – Mero Moment, 5/27/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Traffic laws are nearly precise metaphors for freedom. Driving without these laws would be unsafe – anarchy. But too many traffic laws begin … 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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On Point video: views from Utah women in politics, 5/9/14

Watch as our panelists for this episode discuss Utah politics, divisions within conservatism, Benghazi, and the choices that women in politics must make. On the show this week: Aimee Newton, Salt Lake County Council member; Holly Richardson, “Holly on the … Continue reading

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