Monthly Archives: November 2013

Nuclear Option

The Nuclear Option: Republican Obstructionism in the Senate Must Be Defeated at all Costs By Ken K. Gourdin President Obama and his chief congressional ally, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, have hit upon a solution to the problem of those … Continue reading

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Obama The Anti-Politician

Obama, the Anti-Politician By Ken K. Gourdin We’re now coming to realize what the President meant when he sold himself to the American people as “a new kind of politician” in 2008.  There are at least two possibilities (perhaps there … Continue reading

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Mormon support for ENDA

Mormons, Opposition to Gay Marriage, and Support for ENDA: Inconsistent? By Ken K. Gourdin To help readers understand why a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints might support the proposed Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), which bars … Continue reading

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Happy Veteran’s Day

On Veteran’s Day: Sincere Thanks to All Who Serve (and to Those Who Watch and Wait) As I pondered what I could post for Veteran’s Day, no inspiration was forthcoming.  However, today’s episode of a news program I frequently watch … Continue reading

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Gay marriage & emotional appeals

Gay Marriage & Emotional Appeals: Can Bad Logic Make Good Law? By Ken K. Gourdin While I can understand why leaders in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints might oppose civil unions as being “marriage-lite,” I am unaware … Continue reading

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Backlash against LDS opposition to gay marriage

Backlash: Did the Lord, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the Church’s Leaders “Miscalculate” the Response to its Active Opposition to Gay Marriage Legalization?  Have Church Leaders “Changed Their Tone” on the Issue, and, if so, Was … Continue reading

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The “Shutdown” and Essential Government Services

While Standing for Fiscal Sanity is Laudable, Those Responsible for Fiscal Policy Need to Take a Hard Look at What is Considered “Essential” so as to Prevent Unintended, Avoidable, Adverse Consequences to Those Who Are Least Able to Weather Them … Continue reading

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