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Moral standards and redemptive values — in Hollywood? Yes! Sutherland Soapbox, 2/10/15

b This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The podcast can be found at the bottom of this post. Hollywood is just a cesspool of filth rotting our souls and … Continue reading

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Trigger warnings and microaggressions — Sutherland Soapbox, 1/13/15

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The podcast can be found at the bottom of this post. There’s a couple of interesting trends that have been brewing for a … Continue reading

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Religion, democracy and the family – Sutherland Soapbox, 12/30/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The podcast can be found at the bottom of this post. Reflecting recently on a discussion some years ago with an associate from … Continue reading

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Peace, truth, freedom and functional culture — Sutherland Soapbox, 12/23/14

This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The podcast can be found at the bottom of this post. Some years ago, an influential organizational leader observed that the measure of … Continue reading

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Reality check on ‘most trusted person’

The following post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Who is the most trusted person in your life? And why is that person your most trusted person? What triggers these questions … Continue reading

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Romney, Obama and the ‘takers’

Like many Americans by now, I listened to the recording of Mitt Romney talk about the “47 percent.” While there are some things to criticize about what Romney said, I have to admit that after I listened to him I … Continue reading

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Burning Man festival: a libertarian's delight?

I’ve been intrigued by Nevada’s Burning Man festival ever since a long-ago co-worker painted a glowing picture of it – and the art I’ve seen in photos of the free-wheeling festival looks wonderfully creative. But not being a fan of … Continue reading

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Penn State insanity calls for radical surgery

  The Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees should have announced cancellation of the football team’s Saturday game at the same time they fired Coach Joe Paterno and the university president. Further, the appropriate response to this unfolding atrocity, in … Continue reading

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Families’ private flights unleash a storm of envy

  Hundreds of commenters on the New York Times website had a tantrum over a story this week about families that charter private jets to send their children to summer camp in the Northeast U.S. These enraged readers see inequity … Continue reading

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