Politics

Wandering in the political wilderness

With Mitt Romney now officially out of the presidential race, the quest for a viable alternative candidate (in the eyes of this conservative-minded voter) looks pretty bleak.   McCain’s alright, I guess, and I’m gradually warming up to the idea of him as President.  I’m really getting a bad taste in my mouth from the party […]

Thanks for the warning

No joke

Squarely fitting into the "Are You Serious?" category comes one of the most jaw-droppingly outrageous letters to the editor I’ve read in a long, long time. I actually can’t believe the writer actually signed his name to it: Why is there so much interest and support for Hillary Clinton for president? According to Article II […]

The Presidency’s Mormon Moment

Kenneth Woodward, a contributing editor at Newsweek, authored an op-ed piece appearing in today’s (04/09/07) New York Times regarding what he feels is Mitt Romney’s nearest and best opportunity to explain his faith to evangelicals – namely, his commencement address at Pat Robertson’s Regent University on Saturday, May 5. Woodward is surprisingly knowledgeable (for a […]

Delegitimizing bad behavior

It seems that everybody has an opinion on the appropriateness of Dick Cheney’s invitation to speak at BYU’s April commencement. A few prominent professors voiced their concerns in a Daily Herald (Provo’s newspaper) article yesterday (03/27/07), and four others wrote a Viewpoint in today’s (03/28/07) Daily Universe (BYU’s paper) calling on people to flood local […]

Will Cheney steal attention from graduates?

The Salt Lake Tribune reported yesterday (03/22/07) that Vice President Dick Cheney was scheduled to speak at BYU’s campus-wide commencement ceremony in April.  Today that story was confirmed by spokespersons for both Cheney and the university: "An invitation for Vice President Cheney to speak at BYU’s April commencement was extended by members of the First […]

State of Dis-Union

So, I just finished writing a post about the State of the Union and my picks for the Best/Worst 2008 Presidential Match-ups. However, just before I had a chance to post it, my laptop had a "fatal error" and everything was lost.  Needless to say, I wasn’t too happy.  So I’ll keep this short and […]