Recent Articles by Robert Bennett
Published: Sunday, March 9, 2014 9:57 pm MDT
The present caucus system can’t compete with one that candidates see as cheaper and voters see as fairer. So, if they are patient, the CMV signature gatherers will see that they did not waste their time a...
Published: Sunday, March 2, 2014 10:40 pm MST
These are the things I think matter: Canada is a stable source of oil. We are customers for oil. A pipeline is the most efficient way to transport oil. As for the ideological issues, “What difference do t...
Published: Sunday, February 23, 2014 11:03 pm MST
Utah’s Constitution specifically gives [the Count My Vote initiative petitioners] the right to do what they are doing. They are fully abiding by the rules established by a previous state Legislature with ...
Published: Sunday, February 16, 2014 10:37 pm MST
Utah might have once been able to take title to the federal lands within its borders. I don’t know whether that would have been a good thing or not at the time, but I doubt it will happen now.
Published: Sunday, February 9, 2014 10:52 pm MST
As a Senator from Utah, I was answerable to the citizens of Utah, not the party. The rationale for a contrary vote that was always immediately accepted ... was, ‘ In my judgment, that would not be in the ...
Published: Sunday, February 2, 2014 9:36 pm MST
This year, Utah’s most important political contest will not take place in the caucuses but on street corners, parking lots and in homes, where the signature gatherers do their work one contact at a time.
Published: Sunday, January 26, 2014 11:13 pm MST
The result of Obamacare's creation is a health care version of a 1955 Pontiac. It’s large, expensive to own and maintain and burdened with features many customers don’t want. It’s also likely ...
Published: Sunday, January 19, 2014 9:26 pm MST
Ambassador Stevens didn’t say he “preferred” U.S. security forces; he specifically asked for them, more than once. His pleas, along with others, were ignored and the report makes it clear that...
Published: Sunday, January 12, 2014 8:10 pm MST
Today, the percentage of workers who live long enough to draw Social Security is 85 percent, not 50 percent. The average number of years in which they do so is closer to 13 than seven.
Published: Monday, January 6, 2014 12:27 am MST
The motto of the National Archives is Shakespeare’s declaration that “What’s past is prologue.” In that spirit, I use 2013 as a guide to what to expect in 2014.