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Drug Penalty Reform Coming to Utah23/10/2014 Duration: 06min
New proposals could see drug possession in Utah reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.
Policing for Justice, or Profit?08/09/2014 Duration: 03min
New reports highlight the ongoing problem with civil asset forfeiture, which allows the government to seize property from innocent individuals.
362,361 Reasons Why Salt Lake City Favors Taxis over Lyft and Uber03/09/2014 Duration: 02min
Don't expect the government to relinquish control of so lucrative a revenue stream.
Organized Labor in a Free Society01/09/2014 Duration: 08min
Labor represents an exchange between free people; while corrupted with government influence, standing alone it is something worth praising.
Police Shootings: Racial Identity Politics Sidestep the Conversation on Government Power29/08/2014 Duration: 05min
The race of a person killed by police shouldn't matter. All of us should be concerned when a government agent abuses his authority.
The "Ice Bucket Challenge"—A Win for Free Society22/08/2014 Duration: 06min
All those ice bucket videos? They're the sign of social pressure helping pursue positive ends—and more efforts like it are needed.
Recording Police Officers Leads to Two Separate Disorderly Conduct Charges18/08/2014 Duration: 03min
Two Utahns were cited by police for disorderly conduct after recording them with a video camera. See the videos here.
Study: Americans Have No Voice in their Government13/08/2014 Duration: 03min
A new political science study claims that the average citizen has a "near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy." Are they right?
The "How" of a Federal Land Transfer11/08/2014 Duration: 06min
The nuts and bolts of taking over the federal land within the borders of Utah is complicated—but it's an issue worth pursuing.
Legislative Overstepping? Firearms, Breastfeeding, and More05/08/2014 Duration: 07min
Should the legislature prevent cities from being able to require licenses and fees of home business owners? Here are some other related examples…
How is Common Core like Obamacare?01/08/2014 Duration: 03min
Did the Board of Education know what Common Core would do before committing millions of Utahns to it?
REVEALED: Head of Herbert's Common Core Review Committee Has Huge Conflict of Interest01/08/2014 Duration: 03min
Publicly, Dr. Kendell is tasked with a fair review of Common Core. Behind the scenes, he's working to make sure Utah remains bound to it.
Government Transparency Works—And We Need More Of It21/07/2014 Duration: 04min
Are you tired of changing your clock forward and backward every six months? A new study may propose a change in Utah for daylight saving time.
Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Happy Sedition Act Day!14/07/2014 Duration: 04min
216 years ago, the federal government prohibited political opposition. What lessons are there to learn from this event?