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Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics and a Fellow at George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs.

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As a campaign speech, President Obama's State of the Union did its job. However, as a stage-setter for a productive final two years with the Congress, not so much.
European suspicions are not true following the president's recent failings in France. The marriage of common interests and values between America and Europe is not going to break up over this.
If Republican Congress members are seen as grownups in the next two years and pass meaningful bills, their brand will help their nominee. If they are seen as squabbling children who fight with each other, their...
In the next 15 years, the challenge for our government will be to regulate the impact of new developments for the public good without getting in the way of breathtaking innovations that will benefit us all.
The devil is always in the details, but if we act wisely, it is possible that America can use this moment to make good things happen in our relationship with Cuba.
The lame duck experience of Sen. Ted Cruz derailed early efforts of incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and allowed Democrats to make last-minute confirmations. Hopefully Cruz has learned his lesson...
I supported “Count My Vote” because I favor more political participation, not less. I hope the court lets us see how it works before we consider abandoning it.
Falling oil prices are putting a economic squeeze on Russia, while the drop brings prosperity in America, leaving consumers with more money to spend on other things. Putin is now paying a steep price for pursui...
What does the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tell us? Not much about him — but quite a bit about the Obama administration. Hagel’s departure means Obama's national security decision-ma...
Last week, the Senate refused to authorize the Keystone Pipeline and President Obama used his executive powers to establish his version of immigration reform. Both events were highly controversial, but more abo...