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Background research on Utah’s caucus-convention system
The news reports a proposed ballot measure to reform Utah’s nominating system. This might be a good time to remind readers of an excellent report by the non-partisan Utah Foundation about a year ago. The report’s author, Morgan Lyon Cotti, … Continue reading
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Who is going to win the Republican Senate Primary?
While the vote estimates vary depending on the assumptions you make, the outcome is the same across the board. Senator Hatch is very likely to win, the uncertainty is by how much. Barring a last minute “June surprise” that dramatically … Continue reading
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What are the philosophical differences between the parties?
Differences between the two parties begin with questions about human nature and the good society. Differences between political parties reflect differences in how individuals view the world. These views can be traced back to philosophical questions that have concerned political … Continue reading
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Brewing a Weaker Tea?
The Tea Party played a much-diminished role in the 2012 Republican convention, no matter how you measure it. This analysis was performed by Kyrene Gibb, a student research fellow at BYU’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, in … Continue reading
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