But what about the Supreme Court????

    I’ve already posted about this issue:   “On voting for Mr. Trump because of the Supreme Court”   “It’s the Supreme Court, stupid!”   Among my arguments is this:  In order to have his hypothetical conservative judicial nominees actually confirmed, Mr. Trump needs a Republican Senate to confirm them.  But he’s openly at [Read More…]

Huffington Post: “Mormons’ Consciences Have Put White Evangelicals To Shame This Election”

    “Evangelicals,” says Protestant writer Matthew Taylor, “should take a lesson from Mormons this election season”:   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mormons-consciences-have-put-white-evangelicals-to_us_5802d33de4b0985f6d15724c     [Read more…]

Fear and loathing in the age of Trump

    Many, many thanks to Rodney Ross for bringing to my attention this eloquent editorial by Mi-Ai Parrish, the president of the Arizona Republic, which, a short time ago and for the first time in its 125-year history, has endorsed a Democratic candidate for the presidency of the United States.   Ms. Parrish writes about [Read More…]

A brief but interesting preview of a forthcoming LDS book on the early chapters of Genesis

    My title for this post is a little bit shorter than the preview:   An update and book preview     [Read more…]

The Church that some love to hate . . .

    New4Jacksonville:  “Volunteers join Red Cross, Mormon’s hurricane cleanup effort”   The Bahamas Weekly:  “Mormons to render humanitarian aid post Hurricane Matthew”     [Read more…]

Order and Symmetry at the Roots

    “But science has given us new eyes that allow us to see down to the deeper roots of the world’s structure, and there all we see is order and symmetry of pristine mathematical purity.”  “The universe looks far more orderly to us now than it did to the ancients who appealed to that [Read More…]

A thought from classical Sanskrit

    Listen to the exhortation of the dawn!  Look to this day!  For it is Life, the very Life of Life.  In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence.  The bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty.  For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow [Read More…]

An embarrassing few minutes on CNN

    In this really embarrassing incident from just slightly more than a year ago, a reporter or anchor for CNN by the name of Yasmin Vossoughian inadvertently reveals that she isn’t listening at all to her interviewee.   Somehow, he was lined up by CNN as a supporter of Edward Snowden and of Mr. [Read More…]

“Strange signals from 234 stars could be ET – or human error”

    Has a Canadian team discovered evidence of intelligent life in the remote universe?   https://www.newscientist.com/article/2109139-strange-signals-from-234-stars-could-be-et-or-human-error/   Posted from Cedar City, Utah   [Read more…]

Mormon women oppose Hillary Clinton because she doesn’t speak in a “Primary Voice”

    Ms. Lindsay Hansen-Park, founder of the Feminist Mormon Housewives podcast, has published a piece on the non-Mormon Quartz blog entitled “Hillary Clinton sounds powerful when she speaks—and that’s exactly why some women won’t give her the vote.”   It immediately becomes obvious that, by “some women,” she intends “many Mormon women.”   The article [Read More…]