Motivating the White House to do something about ISIS

"ISIS," of course, is the rising "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria" that is now threatening Baghdad and the rest of the eastern Arab world

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Shameless mendacity on the Left

America, the morning after the Supreme Court's "Hobby Lobby" decision

  I pretty comprehensively disagree with political liberals in the United States, but they seldom actually make me angry.  Often, I'm amused by them. Not this time. I've seen an astonishing quantity of brazen lying and distortion from the political Left regarding the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in the Hobby Lobby case yesterday. Just this morning, while I was dressing, I heard claims on the news that the Supreme Court has now granted … [Read more...]

“A case for the traditional view of marriage”

Traditional family   … [Read more...]

“The first missions to England were daring and inspired.”

The River Ribble, near Preston, Lancashire   … [Read more...]

Eleven years ago, today

Sgt. Carl Peterson, Eleventh Armored Division, U.S. Third Army Painted by Theodor Detter in Gmunden, Austria (May 1945)

  My father died eleven years ago today. I still miss him terribly. More and more of the people I've known and loved are now gone.  The collection of my friends and family on the other side continues to grow. As has become my little tradition, each year (if I don't forget what day it is), I post the tributes that I wrote for the funerals of my father, my mother, and my brother.  They're not adequate, and there's no reason why anybody e … [Read more...]

Barack Hussein Obama, secret Muslim, ditches his watch and wedding ring for Ramadan!

Candidly, I suspect that this photograph may have been altered somewhat.

   Some of you may perhaps have noticed that I'm not a particularly enthusiastic fan of our current president. Nevertheless, when flatly false nonsense is said about him, somebody needs to correct it.  And, when that nonsense involves Islam, that somebody might as well be me. First of all, I'm all for the Ramadan fast.  I think it's wonderful that Muslims observe it, and I wish them a hearty Ramadan kareem!  In fact, I wrote a sympathetic c … [Read more...]

Some useful material on LDS women, gender roles, and the priesthood

At a gathering of Mormon women in 2009   … [Read more...]

Should Harvard lose its accreditation?

"[T]he fanatical atheists . . . are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who—in their grudge against the traditional 'opium of the people'—cannot bear the music of the spheres."  (Albert Einstein)

  The most amusing responses that I've seen to David Holland's interview regarding Mormonism and women began with a comment from a pseudonymous businessman who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences.  He is an extraordinarily dogmatic atheist who routinely expresses his militant and rather crude scientism on an atheistic ex-Mormon message board that I enjoy watching.  (He has boasted, for example, that, if an applicant for a science-related position in his company turned o … [Read more...]