As Wisconsin casts its very important vote, here are two pieces on Mr. Trump

    If Mr. Donald Trump wins today’s Wisconsin primary, it will be very difficult to prevent him from getting the 1237 delegates he needs to seize the presidential nomination on the first ballot at July’s Republican convention.  If he loses the primary today, it will be very difficult for him to get those 1237 delegates [Read More…]

“A Reason for Faith”

    Just a bit more than a month away:   Contest Page     [Read more…]

“25 things you might not know about Wonder Woman”

    Not just pop culture trivia here.  Some really surprising stuff, from one of the most interesting writers in the history of the Deseret News:     [Read more…]

BOM Mosiah 22

    A very quick and trivial comment about today’s reading, Mosiah 22:   Some Latter-day Saints like to claim that the wine mentioned in the scriptures was really just unfermented grape juice.   But this chapter makes that view untenable.  The wine offered by Limhi and Gideon to their Lamanite guards made those guards drunk. [Read More…]

“Muslims and Jews join forces to fix up struggling Detroit public school”

    My wonderful habanera daughter-in-law calls my attention to this positive story from a place that, alas!, offers few positive stories these days:     [Read more…]

What is the proper study of Man?

    The proper study of Man is anything but Man; and the most improper job of any man, even saints (who at any rate were at least unwilling to take it on), is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity. [Read More…]

Sunday, 17 April, somewhere in the Phoenix/Mesa area

    I’ll have more details fairly soon, I think, but it seems that I’ll be doing a fireside on Islam somewhere in the Phoenix/Mesa area on Sunday, 17 April.   I thought that some might be interested and might even want to note it on their calendars.  (Perhaps, of course, that’s just self-flattery.)   [Read More…]

Perhaps the last reminder that I’ll post for this . . .

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California college students object to Madeleine Albright as white war criminal

    She served on the National Security Council under Democratic President Jimmy Carter and, during the administration of Democratic President Bill Clinton, she became the nation’s first female Secretary of State.   But that isn’t enough, in some eyes, to qualify her to be a commencement speaker:     [Read more…]

A little girl’s horrible Easter and the evils of Mormonism

    I’ve received a number of (sometimes very foul) email, Facebook, and other challenges over the past few days — the Church’s semiannual general conference seems to enrage certain folks, judging from the fact that I’ve experienced similar spikes over past conference weekends, as well — calling me to account for the horrific evils that Mormonism [Read More…]