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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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.
These programs are capable of going through a huge mass of data to determine what an individual person within a database might be thinking. Knocking on doors to get out the vote (GOTV) has been replaced by send...
The problems of the Middle East are back in the news — front and center.
In the debate over global climate woes, we want more than just either side simply blowing "hot air." We need computer models that are more accurate and thus more useful in helping develop realistic coping strat...
The Utah Debate Commission begins its series of 2014 campaign debates. Debates can have impact on the elections and sometimes can be game-changing events.
When a commander in chief proposes to engage in acts of war that are not part of a short-term emergency but are commitments that stretch over an indefinite period of time, he should ask for formal congressional...