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The Media and Mobs

Anyone who values truth ought to be deeply troubled by the media’s coverage of the tragic incident in Ferguson, Missouri, where a Police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, a young African American. The media almost immediately began framing this story as it always does when race is involved, as a white versus black narrative. […]

Israel’s Commitment to Life

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Thanks to the media, few people know that before the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) destroys a building or home in Gaza, the occupants are warned to leave. Although this is not an entirely new Practice, for example, NATO attempted to warn civilians of during the Kosovo conflict but their methods proved to be ineffective. What […]

The Middle East Problem Explained in Five Minutes

The media reports that achieving peace is the Middle East has been difficult because of  the “complexity” of the issue. Dennis Prager, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, asserts that there’s nothing complex about this issue, that the reasoning behind the conflict are quite simple. He lays out his rational in this five minute […]

Foreign Policy as Hockey

The world is paying a heavy price for President Obama being a basketball fan, because had he followed hockey he would have learned that the best way to deal with instigators and thugs is to demonstrate that you have superior strength. It is for this reason that professional hockey teams use enforcers as a way of […]

Some Questions for Ordain Women

Joanna Brooks recently expressed some of her concerns about the potential fallout over Kate Kelly’s disciplinary counsel in a column at Religion Dispatches. Progressive Mormons have used the internet to connect with other members who share the same political views, and some of the same questions and concerns about the Church. In light of the […]

21 Years Later: Why Elder Packers Counsel Must Be Taken SEERiously

  In a talk given to the Church Coordinating Council in 1993, Elder Boyd K. Packer identified three areas that pose a serious threat to the spiritual welfare to the members of the church. He said, “The dangers I speak of come from the gay-lesbian movement, the feminist movement (both of which are relatively new), and the […]

Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems

  Imagine how the mainstream media would react if the Bush administration colluded with “Big Oil” to artificially lower the price in order to help the Republicans in an election year? According to the L.A. Times, this is exactly what the Obama administration is doing with the insurance industry. The popularity of the Affordable Care […]

Marriage, Egalitarianism and the Proclamation on The Family

  A few months ago, The New York Times Magazine discussed a study which found that couples who  considered their relationship as “egalitarian” had less sex than couples who adhered to traditional gender roles. The results from this study surprised many. It was assumed that sex would improve as the marriage became more equal. Not […]

Willing to die….for that?

I know this is old news, but when I watched the clip from the Ed Schultz show, my immediate thought was that the right has the Bundy Ranch supporters and the left has these guys! To be honest, while I think the comparisons are pretty comical, I would rather live in a society that fears […]