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June 15, 2017
Confederate Symbols and the Black Flag of ISIS: Two Sides of the Same Coin
A terrorist symbol looms over my hometown. It stands for an intolerant, un-American ideology, one...
May 26, 2017
America Needs Mitt Romney
A Senator Romney could stand up to Donald Trump without losing his seat. America needs...
April 21, 2017
First-Order Myopia: What Donald Trump Can Learn from Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith's life was cut short because he failed to look beyond first-order consequences. Trump...
April 06, 2017
Trump Should Learn from Andrew Jackson: Keep Church Out of State
Trump can learn from his hero and reject a fusion of Church and State. Among...
April 02, 2017
The Anti-Trump General Conference
Like many Mormons around the world, I’ve spent this weekend watching the Church’s General Conference,...
March 25, 2017
The Casual Sexism in Trump’s Condolences to Theresa May
To hear Trump tell it, you'd think that Theresa May fainted after the Westminster attack. ...
March 20, 2017
A Hillbilly, a Professor, and a Mormon Mayor Walk into a (Dry) Bar . . .
The experience Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams gained on his Mormon mission helped him...
March 10, 2017
What Vox got wrong about Jon Huntsman
Why did Trump pick Huntsman as Ambassador to Russia? The reasons are many. On March...
March 06, 2017
Oaks vs. Oaks: First Cousins and LDS General Authorities Square Off
Elders Dallin H. Oaks and Robert C. Oaks may have the same grandparents, but their...
February 12, 2017
A Chastened Chaffetz Should Learn from Mo Udall
Jason Chaffetz was recently tasked by angry constituents to "do [his] job." He should look...
November 12, 2016
The Trump Supporter Next Door
If you've been following the Peculiar People column over the past few months, you've probably...
August 13, 2016
Trump’s Threat to Mormons
Donald Trump poses a unique threat to the interests, freedom, and safety of the Mormon...
July 27, 2016
The Real Reason Harry Potter Helps Us Resist Donald’s Hate.
In the wake of a Republican National Convention that has left many shaken - including...
June 17, 2016
Stop Praying for us, and Acknowledge That You Helped Create Omar Mateen
Let me give you a run down: 2015 was the deadliest year on record for...
June 13, 2016
Gordon B. Hinckley, Gun Control Advocate
My heart aches in the wake of Sunday Morning's Pulse nightclub tragedy. I haven't...
June 07, 2016
The Weak Shiver of an Uninspiring Democratic Process
I’ve been relatively quiet during this primary election season, mostly to stay out of...
June 03, 2016
Normalizing Gun Violence on Campus
The following post originally appeared on Professor Park's Blog. When I first read about the...
May 13, 2016
Trans Win: Federal Government to Sue North Carolina
The Department of Justice recently announced it will be suing North Carolina for House Bill...
March 28, 2016
Where Is Mormonism On Civil Rights?
This week I went to an anti-racism rally here in Lexington, Virginia in response to...
March 22, 2016
Ted Cruz’s Weak Islamaphobia
In the aftermath of this morning's tragic terrorist attack in Brussels, each presidential candidate is...
March 11, 2016
Should We Be Worried About Donald Drumpf’s Mind Control Powers?
I'm starting to come up with new, helpful ways of framing the 2016 Executive Champion...
March 05, 2016
Ammon, before Trump
On social media I passed along a quip that, while Donald Trump is applying to be...
March 04, 2016
Release the Romney
Colbert's making jokes about Romney again. It's like 2012 never really left us. #MormonMoment2point0 It's...
March 02, 2016
Wait, What Is The White Horse Prophecy?
Americans rarely unilaterally agree on anything, but there has risen one important break from that...
February 28, 2016
Who Will Get the Mormon Vote, Part 2
Editor's note: This post is an updated version of an earlier post, which can be...
February 22, 2016
I Bet I Know Who Hugh Nibley Would Vote For
I didn't know Hugh Nibley personally, and I don't fancy myself much of a Nibley scholar....
February 20, 2016
Being a Legislator in Utah Doesn’t Sound Fun
For the second time in as many weeks, a Utah legislator who identifies as an...
February 17, 2016
How has Obamacare Helped Queer People?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA or colloquially termed ‘Obamacare’) has now defied the odds within...
February 17, 2016
What Is Morality in Mormonism?
Here in Utah, State Senator Mark Madsen is proposing a bill that would legalize medicinal...
February 09, 2016
Drones and Realism in the Middle East
Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) by the military, have become a contentious...
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