Category Archives: Politics

Friends (yes!) in politics

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 era … Continue reading

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When spoiled children decide elections

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 Democrats, … Continue reading

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The motives behind Count My Vote

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 political … Continue reading

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New! Utah Local Elections Guide

Are you looking for information on the candidates in your city? We’ve compiled information for Utah’s largest cities and posted it on Utah Citizen Network.

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Reid abandons impartiality on Swallow

Utah State Senator Stuart Reid, showing his displeasure with Attorney General John Swallow’s lack of regard for public opinion during a recent press conference, sent a letter to many of his Senate colleagues with the subject: “My loss of impartiality.” … Continue reading

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Swallow/Shurtleff A.G. alleged scandals and infographic

Click here or the image below for a large web version of the infographic. Last week, in my regular radio commentary aired throughout the state, I recommended that Utah Attorney General John Swallow resign his post as Attorney General. Sutherland … Continue reading

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Swallow should put his office first and step down

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. I have joined the growing ranks of people who think Utah Attorney General John Swallow should step down from office. I say … Continue reading

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The caucus devil we know

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Over the past two years I’ve taken part in a few private meetings regarding how Utah’s caucus and convention system could be … Continue reading

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The brutal politics of sequestration

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations: In December 1995, just one year after the Gingrich Revolution when Republicans captured the House and Senate in the 1994 mid-term congressional … Continue reading

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Are think tanks becoming over-politicized?

Tevi Troy, who has worked for American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation, the Institute for Humane Studies, and the American Action Forum, offers some intriguing thoughts for National Affairs on the evolution of think tanks over the years and where things … Continue reading

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Secede over pot and Obamacare? You’re nuts

Did you know that there are public petitions in all 50 states in support of secession? I didn’t, but former presidential candidate Ron Paul knows. He likes the idea that states should secede from the Union. He says he’s taking … Continue reading

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Weary of political lies

Like many of you I’m tired of this political season. Mentally tired of all of the lies – yes, lies. I don’t know if it’s possible for a presidential candidate to run for office without lying. Sometimes the lies are … Continue reading

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Sutherland’s new one-stop shop for political news

You don’t have to spend half your day hunting for conservative news on the Internet. Now you can keep up on political news – national and statewide – through Sutherland’s Facebook page. From the main page at www.facebook.com/SutherlandInstitute, click on … Continue reading

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Social issues divide the parties – especially in Utah

Former Alabama Governor George Wallace is famous for saying in 1968 that there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Republicans and Democrats. Today we hear the same thing from libertarians such as Ron Paul. Certainly on fiscal issues over … Continue reading

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Don’t vote blindly on judges: Here’s where to find information

In all even-numbered years, Utahns have the opportunity to choose whether judges should keep their jobs for another term in office. In the 2010 election, many voters were frustrated by the lack of useful information about the judges on whom … Continue reading

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