Monthly Archives: July 2016

A Word About For-Profit Education

A Word on Rocky Vista University, and on the Enterprise of For-Profit Education By Ken K. Gourdin Salt Lake City’s Deseret News recently reported on the plan of Rocky Vista University, a chain of for-profit osteopathic medical schools, to open … Continue reading

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On Suicide

On Suicide, and On Where One Chooses to Commit It By Ken K. Gourdin An employee recently was found dead in a conference room at Apple. Here’s the story (this and all other links last accessed on July 29, 2016): … Continue reading

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Religious Devotion and Political Participation

Should the Religiously Devout Refrain from Participating in the Political Process Because of Their Religious Motivations for Many of the Decisions They Make? By Ken K. Gourdin So says one poster at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion. I responded: I don’t … Continue reading

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On Faculty Politics

Did the University of Utah Mistreat Terry Tempest Williams, a Former Member of Its Faculty? By Ken K. Gourdin A recent Salt Lake Tribune op-ed argues that the University of Utah “chased away a unique scholar,” Terry Tempest Williams – … Continue reading

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Deciding Elections Via Polls Rather Than Deciding Them At The Polls

A Word About Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton By Ken K. Gourdin Blogger Cody Ray Shafer opined on deciding elections via polls rather than deciding them at the polls. Here are his thoughts on the matter (last accessed July 26, … Continue reading

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Deep Pockets and Abuse Cases

Looking for a “Deep Pocket”? The Alleged LDS Indian Student Placement Program Navajo Abuse Case By Ken K. Gourdin Attorneys for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are moving to quash a subpoena of President Thomas S. Monson … Continue reading

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Mormon Response to Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Mormon Response to Orlando Nightclub Shooting By Ken K. Gourdin In response to a post at Times and Seasons (see here, last accessed July 16, 2016: http://www.timesandseasons.org/index.php/2016/06/wherefore-should-not-the-heavens-weep/) questioning whether reaction among some (many?) Mormons to the recent mass shooting at … Continue reading

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Do They Know How Much You Care?

On Home Teaching, Covert Information Gathering, Crappy Elders Quorums, Crappy Priesthood Lessons, “Checking a Box” on the “Exaltation Checklist,” Ward Council Gossip, Stewardship, Being Shepherded and Being a Shepherd, Praying for Those Who Desperately Need It, and Having Charity Ken … Continue reading

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Do Police Body Cams Have Any Downsides?

Do Police Body Cams Have Any Downsides? By Ken K. Gourdin Do police body cams have any downsides? They increase officers’ accountability to the public they serve, and they protect officers, their agencies, and their municipalities from liability based on … Continue reading

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On the Passing of Sen. Bob Bennett

On The Passing of Senator Bob Bennett By Ken K. Gourdin Utah recently lost a political giant and, more than that, a true gentleman and a very decent human being in former Senator Robert F. “Bob” Bennett. Mr. Bennett was … Continue reading

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