I’ve finally agreed to a divorce.

    I’ve been a faithful Republican since I was old enough to vote.  In fact, as some may know, my brother permitted me to pull the lever for Senator Barry Goldwater in 1964, so I’ve been a conservative Republican for a very long time.   But no longer.   My lifelong political party has [Read More…]

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“Dark Matter Still a Mystery: Most Sensitive Search Yet Comes Up Empty”

    http://www.space.com/33497-dark-matter-search-comes-up-empty-lux-detector.html   I wrote a column that played off of “dark matter” and “dark energy” a while back:   “Materialism isn’t what it used to be”     [Read more…]

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“BYU climbs from No. 15 to No. 5 in this year’s ‘Best Colleges in America’ by Money Magazine”

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865658408/BYU-climbs-from-No-15-to-No-5-in-this-years-Best-Colleges-in-America-by-Money-Magazine.html     [Read more…]

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Boston Globe columnist: “I’m so sorry, Mitt Romney”

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/07/20/sorry-mitt-romney/OsRRuxUlldZanzewxhuSTN/story.html     [Read more…]

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“Two theological accounts of evil”

    It was a bit late going up online (although it appeared right on schedule in this morning’s print edition), but the latest installment of my Thursday column has now appeared:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865658437/Two-theological-accounts-of-evil.html     [Read more…]

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Perhaps Ted Cruz’s finest hour

    Ted Cruz was booed, insulted, and criticized for his convention speech last night.   I’ve never been happier with him.   “I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father,” Senator Cruz commented afterwards.   The recently anointed Leader of the Republican Party, Mr. Donald Trump, [Read More…]

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“How to enjoy the peace that passeth all understanding”

    A very nice Deseret News column by a friend who has frequently participated in the Interpreter Foundation’s scripture roundtables:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865656437/How-to-enjoy-the-peace-that-passeth-all-understanding.html   I offered some quite different but slightly related thoughts back in April, when I knew that Senator Bennett was very ill:   “Taking a ‘Leap of Faith’ in Bennett’s book on the origins [Read More…]

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Bloomberg Businessweek: “A Mormon Tycoon Wants to Build Joseph Smith’s Mega-Utopia in Vermont”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-newvistas-mormon-utopia/     [Read more…]

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“Republicans Accused of Plagiarizing Entire Convention Scenario from Book of Revelation”

    It turns out that Dave Barry isn’t the only journalist filing high-quality reportage from the Republican National Convention:   http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/republicans-accused-of-plagiarizing-entire-convention-scenario-from-book-of-revelation   Thanks to James Smith for calling this to my attention.     [Read more…]

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What we owe to our posterity

    Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.  Ronald Reagan     [Read more…]

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