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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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I’m OK. You’re … well, I’m OK

Tweet According to census data, six of the 10 highest-income counties in the United States are within commuting distance of Washington, D.C. In fact, 13 of the 30 richest counties in the nation form a continuous circle around the hallowed … Continue reading

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Quick to judge, quick to condemn, and short on humor

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. When Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman went on his post-championship game rant against the San Francisco 49ers, I thought, wow, this guy … 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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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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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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Guest post: Mormonism in the public square

Tweet By Ralph Hancock Part 1 of 3 There are two subjects to be avoided, it is often said, in conversation among casual friends and, especially perhaps, among relatives: religion and politics. Among people of the same faith, the first … Continue reading

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Sutherland Daily among best state-based political blogs

Tweet Thanks to The Washington Post for putting us on their list of the nation’s best state-based blogs! The newspaper’s campaign politics blog, The Fix, compiled the list based on reader nominations. After weeks of combing through, literally, thousands of … Continue reading

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Governor Herbert: a gut conservative

Tweet In the course of my career I’ve met many politicians. I have seen the worst of them and I’ve seen who I consider to be the best of them. Personally identifying with a politician – seeing them as friends … Continue reading

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Weary of political lies

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Sutherland’s new one-stop shop for political news

Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Ryan’s honesty quiets the booing at AARP

Tweet You heard that vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was booed when he spoke to the AARP about Medicare and Obamacare. But did you hear the rest of the story? Those boos subsided, and here’s why, from Grace-Marie Turner at … Continue reading

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Corporate political giving doesn’t pay, unless …

Tweet A recently highlighted study on corporate political donations from researchers at Rice University, to be published soon in an issue of Strategic Management Journal, reported some interesting results. From a press release about the study: [The researchers] found that … Continue reading

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Is compromise good?

Tweet The announcement by Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) early this year that she would not run for re-election to the Senate, and her subsequent op-ed in the Washington Post, gave me a chance to think about compromise. To oversimplify her … Continue reading

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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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