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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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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...
Many Utahns have asked me what the results of the midterm elections will mean for Sen. Orrin Hatch. Answer: Good things.
A note to the election-triumphant Republicans: Governing is harder than campaigning. Republicans have two years in which to demonstrate that they are up to the challenge.
We should not let current surpluses in fossil fuels distract us from working as hard as we can on renewable sources that can give us clean and cheap energy in the future.
I'll take a stab at the Senate-control prediction game: As close as it is, there are multiple ways Republicans can get the six seats they need to take over the Senate. I believe their actual number will be seve...
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has written a book in which he says that President Obama “lost his way” in policy decisions concerning the Middle East.