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Ideas and Society

Is Healthy Utah a good idea? More information changes people’s minds By Sutherland Institute

Sutherland Institute commissioned a poll by Magellan Strategies that was released this week about Utah voters’ support for Medicaid expansion in its various forms, including Governor Gary Herbert’s preferred “Healthy Utah” form of expansion.

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Most Current Articles in Ideas and Society

Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning

Nearly three-quarters of the public (72%) now thinks religion is losing influence in American life, up 5 percentage points from 2010 to the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past decade.

By the Pew Research Center
The New Era of Global Instability

Is this a temporary surge in war and pestilence or a prelude to prophesied events?

By Warren Aston
Gradual Corruption and Budding Tyranny

We are on the cusp of tyranny in America. The cases of government corruption are too numerous to think otherwise.

By Gary C. Lawrence
Not so fast: Federal judge says Constitution doesn’t require redefining marriage

Perhaps the most powerful argument for same-sex marriage has been that it is “inevitable.” It’s powerful because it contains an implicit threat. A new ruling in Louisiana shows that it may not be so inevitable after all.

By William C. Duncan
A Call to Everyone: Stand For the Family!

It is easy to see that certain people are born at certain time periods in history for a reason. So, why were we born in this time?

By Nicholeen Peck
Chaplains Out, ‘Life Coaches’ In

Florida School That Traded Chaplains for ‘Life Coaches’ Is Violating Constitutional Rights.

Five Faiths Urge Supreme Court to Hear Utah Same-Sex Marriage Case

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined four other faiths to file a "friend-of-the-court" brief on Thursday, 4 September with the Supreme Court of the United States.

By The LDS Newsroom
The New Plague of Locusts

Government is not too big? Then why, when Washington is hit with a snowstorm, does it tell “non-essential” federal workers to stay home?

By Gary C. Lawrence
What Children Learn From Welfare

What are the effects of government welfare programs on families, and especially children? Do they simply provide a temporary hand up to families, so their children can go on to lead self-reliant, productive lives?

By Sutherland Institute