Monthly Archives: December 2010

Mormon prophet Woodruff crossed the Rubicon often

To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here “Things in Heaven and Earth,” Thomas Alexander’s exhaustive biography of Mormonism’s fourth prophet, Wilford Woodruff, provides justice to the early LDS leader, who tends to take a back … Read More

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Call it what you want but there will be death panels

In a bit of political comedy, the Obama administration is freaking out over a New York Times report that ObamaCare will include compensating doctors for end of life consultations with their patients. This was originally in ObamaCare, but was quickly … Read More

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The Adam-God debate, or how an apostle bested a prophet

To see Cal Grondahl’s Currents cartoon that goes with this post, click here We Mormons shy away from the old relic called the Adam-God doctrine. In recent years, the late prophet Spencer W. Kimball denounced it from the pulpit, as … Read More

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Atheists pinch at the heels of touchy Christians

As mentioned in an earlier blog, there’s nothing as serious as a war against Christmas, but there are people who regard in-your-face-insults as debate; they’re otherwise known as boors. The American Atheists, comprised it seems mostly of people with a … Read More

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My mundane but exciting to me obsession with stock trades

A long time ago (mid 1990s) in a galaxy sort of far away (Boston) I was a financial trade journalist. It was mostly mundane work, although there were occasional forays into real news; the growing Internet, the debate of repealing … Read More

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The Christmas wars are back, thanks to the Baptists

I have to give a hat tip to Dallas Morning News opinion editor Michael Landauer, who points out on his blog here that the First Baptist Church of Dallas has a “naughty or nice” list on which businesses care more … Read More

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Diary of LDS apostle includes tales of bribing a Supreme Court justice

To see Cal Grondahl’s Currents cartoon that goes with this post, click here The diaries of the late LDS Church Apostle, Abraham H. Cannon, stretching from 1889 to the end of 1895, is interesting church history reading. Signature Book’s “Candid … Read More

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The Dream Act is dead. Will Latinos go rogue?

In a couple of hours, the immigration legislation, The Dream Act, which allowed younger illegals a chance at citizenship with some conditions, will die in the U.S. Senate. The votes are not there. A week or so ago, there was … Read More

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The deficit dilemma: government benefits have become property rights

Robert Samuelson of the Washington Post has written an excellent analysis of our spending and deficit dilemma. In the column,”Supersized government,” he notes why it is so hard to find the public — or political — will to cut benefits and government … Read More

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Why the terrorists cannot win here or al-Qaida versus millions of hunters

Interesting post from the blogger Apollo at Federalist Paupers read (hat tip: Andrew Sullivan) He points out that every year there are millions and millions of Americans who go out into the woods, control the deer population, frequently get drunk, … Read More

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