Monthly Archives: January 2017

Obama Foreign Non-Policy

Is No Foreign Policy Really Better Than a Supposedly “Bad” Policy? Deciding Not to Decide Carries With It Its Own Pitfalls and Complications By Ken K. Gourdin A Washington Post editorial reprinted in The Salt Lake Tribune criticizes U.S. support … Continue reading

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Obama’s Presidency & Legacy

My Response to One Analysis and Commentary on President Obama’s Presidency and His Legacy By Ken K. Gourdin Analysis of President Barack Obama, his presidency, and his legacy by David Lightman of McClatchy News Service’s Washington Bureau, recently appeared in … Continue reading

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Another (Albeit Indirect) Coach Edwards Memory

More (Albeit Indirect) Memories of BYU Football Coach LaVell Edwards By Ken K. Gourdin Current Philadelphia TV sports reporter, former member of the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles, formber BYU Cougar, and former LDS bishop Vai Sikahema recently shared memories … Continue reading

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Mobile Home Residents: Second-Class Citizens?

Did The Salt Lake Tribune Excoriate So-Called “Trailer Trash” (My Term)? A Word on a Recent Editorial By Ken K. Gourdin A recent commenter on an editorial which appeared in The Salt Lake Tribune took the paper’s editorial board to … Continue reading

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On Gay Marriage and Religious Conscience

A Word on Man’s Law vis-a-vis God’s Law, and Gay Marriage By Ken K. Gourdin I recently participated in the 1,987,654,321st thread on gay marriage at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion. When another poster said that the leaders of the Church … Continue reading

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In Honor of Richard I. Norby

En l’honneur de mon frère Richard Norby, Coeur d’lion By Ken K. Gourdin Notwithstanding the fact that some of my roots extend back to France, nonetheless, while I speak passable Spanish, alas, I have never learned French. Thus, I am … Continue reading

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On Dependency, Learned Helplessness, and Non-Self-Reliance

On Dependency, Learned Helplessness, and Non-Self-Reliance By Ken K. Gourdin I recently posted on behavioral health issues at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion. In response to another poster, whose thesis (at the risk of overstating the case or of misstating his … Continue reading

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