Monthly Archives: February 2012

Supreme Court is ready to end affirmative action

Affirmative action received its death notice by the U.S. Supreme Court recently, several years after former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor loftily declared it would last another quarter century.

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Apocryphal Hale vision underscores LDS passion for baptism for the dead

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here.) With my faith’s practice of baptism for the dead under fire and, in my opinion, so misunderstood, it was interesting that this five-page Heber Q. Hale “vision,” apparently … Read More

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Strange editing follows Deseret media story on BYU Universe changes

On ksl.com, there is a January article (read) that notes that the BYU newspaper, the Daily Universe, is going mostly digital. The plans are that by April the Universe will be a “long-form” weekly and the “Daily Universe” will be … Read More

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Santorum is wrong on insurance and prenatal testing

When a pol angers those already opposed to him or her, it’s not a big deal. But to alienate supporters or those who might be supportive is a big mistake. Rick Santorum made a big mistake by blasting ObamaCare for … Read More

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It is becoming easier to hate personal religious beliefs

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here.) I ask readers for their reactions to the following: Sexual intercourse is a sacred act, a gift from God to his children as a celebration of marital love, … Read More

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A long Republican race awaits Romney

Rick Santorum’s surprising sweep of two Republican presidential caucuses and one primary recently offers the strong possibility that the Republican presidential nominee may not be decided for several months. That may thrill political junkies, but it’s disconcerting for Republican leaders, … Read More

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1850s LDS publication touts grandeur, threatens celibacy to promote polygamy

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here.) I have the privilege to own, hold and read the Saturday, April 9, 1853 edition of The Latter Day Saints’ Millennial Star, published in London. I procured this … Read More

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Judges are tailoring gay marriage opinion to appeal to Justice Kennedy

Most stories treated the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision upholding a federal judge’s opinion striking down California’s ban on gay marriage as significant. Technically, perhaps, but there was no suspense. The federal judge who struck it down is very … Read More

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Mormon apostles are treated like superstars

(To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here) There’s an elderly member of my LDS ward, in his mid-80s, who told me that when he was very young, the LDS Church prophet would greet church members … Read More

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Political duck speak politics ensnares Romney

Mitt Romney is apparently in hot water for not caring about the poor. That’s funny, I thought he gave a poor woman some cash recently. That’s better than I. I stiffed a panhandler who wanted some cash when I was … Read More

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