Category Archives: Politics

Three steps to becoming a more informed voter

Tweet The June 26 primary election is just around the corner. If you don’t know who or what will be on your ballot, then it’s time to find out. Fortunately, the state of Utah has a great resource for you … Continue reading

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What Governor Walker’s recall victory means for Utah conservatives

Tweet Conservative policymakers are often pushed by advisers and insiders to avoid or abandon conservative policy positions because, the advisers and insiders argue, those policies will come back to haunt them in election season. Conservative voters, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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Video: Delegates at 2012 GOP convention

Tweet On Saturday, some 4,000 delegates gathered to determine which Republican candidates will advance to represent the party in this year’s general elections in November. We attended the convention and asked state delegates at random the following questions: “What is … Continue reading

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Watch today’s gubernatorial debate courtesy of Sutherland

Tweet Today we live-streamed a debate between Governor Gary Herbert and his Republican challengers. They discussed issues ranging from jobs to public lands to health care and more. You can watch a recording of the debate, which was hosted by … Continue reading

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Watch Senate, gubernatorial debates courtesy of Sutherland

Tweet Last night we live-streamed a U.S. Senate Republican debate between Senator Orrin Hatch, Representative Chris Herrod and former State Senator Dan Liljenquist. You can watch a recording of the debate, hosted by the Republican Women of Utah Valley and … Continue reading

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‘A torrent of angry and malignant passions’

Tweet   One of the timeless features of great figures, including America’s Founding Fathers, is their ability to understand and articulate the nature of the human race. Their observations are, thus, applicable to any age and almost any situation. An … Continue reading

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Utah redistricting ‘a crime against humanity’? Really?

Tweet   In the Daily Herald’s opinion, “The Utah Legislature has committed a crime against humanity” in the Legislature’s redistricting process. I Googled “crimes against humanity.” I found these stories: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimes_against_humanity http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/ http://www.duhaime.org/LegalDictionary/C/CrimesAgainstHumanity.aspx http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/13/pope-crimes-humanity-victims-abuse http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/un-backed-trial-of-cambodians-khmer-rouge-leaders-set-for-late-november/2011/10/18/gIQAgaDDuL_story.html http://www.religioustolerance.org/genocide0.htm Funny, I didn’t find … Continue reading

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Why Democrats can only sing the redistricting blues

Tweet   Just a quick thought about the Utah redistricting kerfuffle. The key point, in my mind, is not the process the state Republicans are using to come out with the map. That is an issue, and it is debatable, … Continue reading

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Redistricting: Why Utah ought to carve up S.L.

Tweet   Here is my advice to the state Legislature on redistricting: Carve up Salt Lake City and dilute the more liberal parts of Salt Lake County. I say this as a conservative, as someone who works each and every … 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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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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