Bob Bennett http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Bob Bennett en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:01 MDT Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:50:44 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Letter: Mike Lee http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591032/Letter-Mike-Lee.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865591032/Letter-Mike-Lee.html It would be tragic if the senator’s recent attempts to suggest he’s re-thinking the goals of the GOP turned out... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:00:00 MST Governor appoints Jon Cox to open House seat http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590665/Governor-appoints-Jon-Cox-to-open-House-seat.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590665/Governor-appoints-Jon-Cox-to-open-House-seat.html Gov. Gary Herbert appointed Sanpete County Commissioner Jon Cox to fill a vacant seat in the Utah House of Representatives. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:01:02 MST Letter: Climate opinions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589606/Climate-opinions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589606/Climate-opinions.html Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Eisenhower memorial http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640685/Eisenhower-memorial.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640685/Eisenhower-memorial.html Sun, 27 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Delegate representation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589121/Delegate-representation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589121/Delegate-representation.html There is no correlation between the caucus system and voter turnout. There are ways to improve the caucus system and it would... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letter: Keep up the fight http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588302/Letter-Keep-up-the-fight.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588302/Letter-Keep-up-the-fight.html I would ask, when did we start sending people to Washington to further their career instead of representing the people? Sun, 13 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letter: Contractual right http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588185/Letter-Contractual-right.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588185/Letter-Contractual-right.html In the "Debt limit" letter by Roland Kayser in the Oct. 9 Readers' Forum, and the article by Bob Bennett to which he refers,... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letter: Debt limit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588020/Letter-Debt-limit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588020/Letter-Debt-limit.html I would like to make a comment on Bob Bennett's excellent opinion piece on why the debt ceiling has to be raised. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: No wonder Utah has a low voter turnout http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638809/No-wonder-Utah-has-a-low-voter-turnout.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638809/No-wonder-Utah-has-a-low-voter-turnout.html Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Bennett is right http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630433/Bennett-is-right.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765630433/Bennett-is-right.html What a breath of fresh air to read former Sen. Bob Bennett's article regarding John Swallow — something that really... Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Global warming action http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629452/Global-warming-action.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629452/Global-warming-action.html Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Keep caucus system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628705/Keep-caucus-system.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628705/Keep-caucus-system.html I've always had the highest respect for Jim Hansen and can't recall ever disagreeing with his legislative record. However, I... Sat, 04 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT Sen. Lee says conservatives need to talk more about what they stand for http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578793/Sen-Lee-says-conservatives-need-to-talk-more-about-what-they-stand-for.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578793/Sen-Lee-says-conservatives-need-to-talk-more-about-what-they-stand-for.html Conservatives need to start making a better case for what they stand for, Sen. Mike Lee said Monday in a speech to a... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 06:38:25 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Will Utah parties change how they pick candidates? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627531/Will-Utah-parties-change-how-they-pick-candidates.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627531/Will-Utah-parties-change-how-they-pick-candidates.html It seems the world spins out of control, with cataclysmic events occurring far beyond our feeble minds to comprehend. We'll... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Represent the people http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626615/Represent-the-people.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626615/Represent-the-people.html I really can't understand how and why our national legislators don't want to comply with the passage in our Constitution that... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:00:00 MDT Richard Davis: Utah's parties should change nomination process http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625956/Utahs-parties-should-change-nomination-process.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625956/Utahs-parties-should-change-nomination-process.html Both parties should reform their convention rules to allow the top two vote getters an automatic place on a primary ballot.... Wed, 03 Apr 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Fix primary system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625701/Fix-primary-system.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765625701/Fix-primary-system.html As the Republicans consider ways to "fix" their primary system, they need to seriously consider simply undoing the two... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 00:00:00 MDT Caucus and convention questions prompt talk of change by Republicans http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576587/Caucus-and-convention-questions-prompt-talk-of-change-by-Republicans.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576587/Caucus-and-convention-questions-prompt-talk-of-change-by-Republicans.html The Utah Republican Party, facing the possibility of a statewide initiative to create another avenue for political candidates... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 20:25:00 MDT Letter: Hatch's 'radicals' harmful http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765620123/Hatchs-radicals-harmful.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765620123/Hatchs-radicals-harmful.html Sen. Orrin Hatch said the GOP is in risk due to the extreme right ("Utah GOP may end up being 'dominated by radicals,' Hatch... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:00:00 MST http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619349/Hatchs-spiting-cliff-vote.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619349/Hatchs-spiting-cliff-vote.html "Since leaving the Senate and re-engaging with the private sector, I have rediscovered the forces within America," former... Fri, 04 Jan 2013 00:00:00 MST Letter: Low voter turnout: No presidential candidate on the ballot that represented liberty http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616822/Low-voter-turnout-No-presidential-candidate-on-the-ballot-that-represented-liberty.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616822/Low-voter-turnout-No-presidential-candidate-on-the-ballot-that-represented-liberty.html In Bob Bennett's Nov. 19 article, "Why the low voter turnout in 2012?" he refers to a Harvard publication that states two... Sun, 02 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST Letter: GOP in trouble as party of 'no' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615262/GOP-in-trouble-as-party-of-no.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615262/GOP-in-trouble-as-party-of-no.html I hope the tea party is happy with the national election results. Their party of "no" got them the results they deserve. The... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 00:00:00 MST Letter: Matheson's bipartisan work helps improve overall quality of life for Utahns http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765611226/Mathesons-bipartisan-work-helps-improve-overall-quality-of-life-for-Utahns.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765611226/Mathesons-bipartisan-work-helps-improve-overall-quality-of-life-for-Utahns.html Sun, 14 Oct 2012 00:00:00 MDT SLCC names Sheehan to community relations post http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561832/SLCC-names-Sheehan-to-community-relations-post.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865561832/SLCC-names-Sheehan-to-community-relations-post.html Salt Lake Community College has named Tim Sheehan as vice president of government and community relations. Sheehan had been... Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:33:58 MDT Letter: Bob Bennett and Paul Ryan have similar voting records http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765597848/Bob-Bennett-and-Paul-Ryan-have-similar-voting-records.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765597848/Bob-Bennett-and-Paul-Ryan-have-similar-voting-records.html Sun, 19 Aug 2012 00:00:00 MDT Letter: Photo ID law can deny citizens' constitutional right to vote http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765593538/Photo-ID-law-can-deny-citizens-constitutional-right-to-vote.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765593538/Photo-ID-law-can-deny-citizens-constitutional-right-to-vote.html Bob Bennett's recent article that photo IDs help prevent voter fraud was interesting ("Photo IDs may be inconvenient, but... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 07:34:30 MDT Letters: Remembering Florida http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765591342/Remembering-Florida.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765591342/Remembering-Florida.html Sun, 22 Jul 2012 00:00:00 MDT Advocates tout global vaccination importance http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765589322/Advocates-tout-global-vaccination-importance.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765589322/Advocates-tout-global-vaccination-importance.html At a luncheon Wednesday at the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, a panel of five advocates — including former U.S.... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:21:42 MDT Utah Sen. Mike Lee takes issue with portrayal on HBO series "The Newsroom" http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558835/Utah-Sen-Mike-Lee-takes-issue-with-portrayal-on-HBO-series-The-Newsroom.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558835/Utah-Sen-Mike-Lee-takes-issue-with-portrayal-on-HBO-series-The-Newsroom.html Sen. Mike Lee is taking issue with how the new HBO series "The Newsroom" portrayed him on a recent episode. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:37:19 MDT Letter: Does Sen. Mike Lee support bailouts after all? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765581547/Does-Sen-Mike-Lee-support-bailouts-after-all.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765581547/Does-Sen-Mike-Lee-support-bailouts-after-all.html In a twist of irony, Sen. Mike Lee received a bailout of sorts from the very bank he opposed bailing out. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 00:00:00 MDT Hatch's debating 'issue' is manufactured http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765578693/Hatchs-debating-issue-is-manufactured.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765578693/Hatchs-debating-issue-is-manufactured.html Sen. Orrin Hatch doesn't need to spend his time by debating another conservative, especially because he and Liljenquist have... Sat, 26 May 2012 00:00:00 MDT Letter: Orrin Hatch a faithful servant of constituents http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765576052/Orrin-Hatch-a-faithful-servant-of-constituents.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765576052/Orrin-Hatch-a-faithful-servant-of-constituents.html Sen. Orrin Hatch is responsive public servant. Tue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00 MDT Letter: Time for new blood in Washington, D.C. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765576050/Time-for-new-blood-in-Washington-DC.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765576050/Time-for-new-blood-in-Washington-DC.html Sen. Orrin Hatch has done much good, but it's time for some new blood in Washington, D.C. Tue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00 MDT Letter: Bob Bennett's defense of congressional earmarks baffling http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765576049/Bob-Bennetts-defense-of-congressional-earmarks-baffling.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765576049/Bob-Bennetts-defense-of-congressional-earmarks-baffling.html Former Sen. Bob Bennett's defense of congressional earmarks is baffling. Tue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00 MDT Utah GOP delegates deciding fate of Sen. Hatch http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765570425/Utah-GOP-delegates-deciding-fate-of-Sen-Hatch.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765570425/Utah-GOP-delegates-deciding-fate-of-Sen-Hatch.html The fate of the long-serving senator from Utah, Orrin Hatch, is in the hands of 4,000 GOP delegates. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 02:05:31 MDT Letter: Political bullying http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765570327/Political-bullying.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765570327/Political-bullying.html I would hope that our delegates at the state political conventions would not repeat the debacle of the bullying out of office... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:00:00 MDT Letter: Right to vote http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765567288/Right-to-vote.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765567288/Right-to-vote.html If the caucus system is truly representative, then Sen. Orrin Hatch will make it through the nominating process at the... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 00:00:00 MDT Bennett could replace DeWine as Ohio GOP chairman http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765566312/Bennett-could-replace-DeWine-as-Ohio-GOP-chairman.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765566312/Bennett-could-replace-DeWine-as-Ohio-GOP-chairman.html The Ohio Republican Party's former chairman Bob Bennett says he's grateful for support he's received from GOP members to... Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:20:27 MDT Letter: Keep politicians on leash http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765566075/Keep-politicians-on-leash.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765566075/Keep-politicians-on-leash.html Since Bob Bennett's ouster, Sen. Orrin Hatch has been on his best behavior. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 00:00:00 MDT National media abuzz about Orrin Hatch's caucus performance http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552343/National-media-abuzz-about-Orrin-Hatchs-caucus-performance.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552343/National-media-abuzz-about-Orrin-Hatchs-caucus-performance.html According to national media reports and comments from his campaign, Sen. Orrin Hatch performed well in Thursday's caucus... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:27:59 MDT Readers' forum: Support Hatch http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765555764/Support-Hatch.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765555764/Support-Hatch.html Fri, 02 Mar 2012 00:00:00 MST Readers' forum: Make time for caucuses http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700214970/Make-time-for-caucuses.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700214970/Make-time-for-caucuses.html Recent calls to change our caucus system following the ouster of Sen. Bob Bennett have me concerned, not because I have... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:00:00 MST Readers' forum: Keep caucus system http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700207771/Keep-caucus-system.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700207771/Keep-caucus-system.html I have read so much in this paper of hand-wringing over the state GOP caucus system that eliminated Bob Bennett and Olene... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 00:00:00 MST Readers' forum: Stick to facts http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700205451/Stick-to-facts.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700205451/Stick-to-facts.html Sen. Bob Bennett, in a recent article ("On climate change, let sense rule," Dec. 5), cautioned us to use common sense in... Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:00:00 MST Readers' forum: Tax use of fossil fuels http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700205450/Tax-use-of-fossil-fuels.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700205450/Tax-use-of-fossil-fuels.html I appreciate former Sen. Bob Bennett for his recent appeal to good sense ("On climate change, let sense rule," Dec. 5). What... Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:00:00 MST Pete Suazo Business Center recognizes Utah leaders for their commitment to minority entrepreneurs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395498/Pete-Suazo-Business-Center-recognizes-Utah-leaders-for-their-commitment-to-minority-entrepreneurs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395498/Pete-Suazo-Business-Center-recognizes-Utah-leaders-for-their-commitment-to-minority-entrepreneurs.html Three Utah leaders were recognized Wednesday night for their contributions to minority entrepreneurs. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 19:19:45 MST Readers' forum: Initiate carbon tax http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700204335/Initiate-carbon-tax.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700204335/Initiate-carbon-tax.html I applaud former Sen. Bob Bennett for his sensible article on approaching climate change ("On climate change, let sense... Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 MST Readers' forum: Senior senators http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700204332/Senior-senators.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700204332/Senior-senators.html Many people in Utah have recently taken up the toga and begun philosophizing about the proper role of government. What has... Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 MST Readers' forum: Protect valuable water http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700201903/Protect-valuable-water.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700201903/Protect-valuable-water.html Mon, 28 Nov 2011 00:00:00 MST Readers' forum: Hatch's changing politics http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700175589/Hatchs-changing-politics.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700175589/Hatchs-changing-politics.html Many conservatives in Utah respond to Sen. Orrin Hatch's latest makeover by smiling and shaking their heads ever so slightly,... Fri, 02 Sep 2011 00:00:00 MDT