Category Archives: Politics

Obama: I don’t know anything, and what I say means nothing

Tweet Back in November, I collected a few instances of the left calling out President Obama for his claims of ignorance on a spate of issues — NSA spying, Obamacare, IRS targeting, Fast and Furious gun trafficking, the AP reporter harassment … Continue reading

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What time is it? Caucus time!

Tweet Party caucuses are tonight and Thursday, so here’s your chance to have a voice in Utah’s political process! Click here for a giant infographic explaining how Utah’s caucus system works. Click here to learn what delegates are and how … Continue reading

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Politics in Utah needs more integrity, less emotion – Mero Moment, 3/4/14

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. (Scroll down for podcast.) Speaking of my role as president of Sutherland Institute, a very dear friend of mine has told me … Continue reading

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Private lives and public policy

Tweet A note to members of the Utah Senate and House of Representatives from Paul Mero, president of Sutherland Institute: As I write this, I recognize I’m addressing a diverse audience. I recognize some legislators know me well, even personally. … Continue reading

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Stay outta my way!

Tweet In this video clip from Sutherland’s 2014 Legislative Policy Conference, Paul Mero asks two supporters of the Count My Vote initiative, LaVarr Webb and Kirk Jowers, whether they would drop Count My Vote if all their concerns were addressed … Continue reading

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Count My Vote supporters don’t know when to call it a win

Tweet Count My Vote is not an issue high on the priority list for Sutherland Institute, and yet, it inexorably draws my attention. I’m stunned when the “reasonable” people – normally the adults in the room – behave like spoiled … Continue reading

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Cuomo’s intolerant remark emblematic of ‘progressive tolerance’

Tweet Last weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made some comments regarding those whom he disagrees with politically and philosophically, which have gotten him in trouble. Specifically, he said (taken from an open letter written by the governor’s office):  You … Continue reading

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Lively debate over caucuses and Count My Vote at SI event

Tweet Sutherland Institute held its annual legislative policy conference yesterday, which included a rousing debate on the caucus convention system and the Count My Vote ballot initiative drive. KNRS’s Rod Arquette moderated the panel, whose participants included Sutherland’s Paul Mero; … Continue reading

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A culture of corruption in Utah

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. As the John Swallow scandal reveals more and more culture of corruption within Utah’s Attorney General’s office, I am left with a … Continue reading

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Bright, principled Sen. Lee makes the establishment cringe

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Just when I complimented my friends at The Salt Lake Tribune for being authentic for owning the cause of anything other … Continue reading

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The know-nothing president

Tweet The bastion of right-wing loonery known as “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” is finding it difficult to buy President Obama’s standard crisis communications line of, “I found out about it when you did.” This past Monday, Stewart lampooned … Continue reading

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Friends (yes!) in politics

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Politics certainly creates strange bedfellows. Over the span of my career I have made very special friends – and, in an … Continue reading

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When spoiled children decide elections

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Only eight months ago we were talking about the threat of budget sequestration – a dramatic showdown between congressional Republicans and … Continue reading

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The motives behind Count My Vote

Tweet The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. One of the reasons I love working for Sutherland Institute is that I can say what I mean without fear of … Continue reading

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New! Utah Local Elections Guide

Tweet Are you looking for information on the candidates in your city? Click here for our Utah Local Elections Guide – a quick way to find what you want. We’ve compiled information for Utah’s largest cities and posted it on … Continue reading

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