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Romney Quotes Shakespeare—Fina...

I noticed that Mitt Romney finally quoted Shakespeare in his Wall Street Journal opinion of March 17, “The Price of Failed Leadership.”  Maybe he read my blog. Problem is, all the text around the quote was pretty stilted. In foreign affairs as in life, there...

Shakespeare and the Election: ...

Lincoln was a self-taught Shakespeare scholar. Little wonder, then, that his words were so eloquent, his philosophy so deep. Words do move people, and I think Governor Mitt Romney’s attempts at focusing solely on the economy seemed to stifle the poetic yearnings...

The Mormon Moment and Mitt Rom...

On election day 2012, the student who usually edits video for BYU Magazine wasn’t available. So I was the sound crew and the editor for the project, which we finished in a day. Working on the project was cathartic for me—being as mournful at the result of the...

Hats Off: Convention Wrap Up, ...

Thousands descended on the South Towne Conference Center and were greeted with crowds hawking their wares. Award goes to Senator Orrin Hatch for the best gift, a cowboy hat. Little did they know that a real cowboy was coming in, hat and all. It kind of made the Orrin...

Primaries vs. Not: What Is a G...

For those who want primaries on the county levels, the two areas I voted for (state house and county commissioner) are going to be held as primaries for the two top candidates in late June. Taz Murray and Keven Stratton will have a runoff for the Utah House. Larry...

PAC of Wolves

Like most of you, I have been disappointed in the abusiveness of what many of the so-called “super-PACs” are doing. I first was introduced to them as I watched that awful, untruthful video about Bain Capital and Mitt Romney. The ones who are...

Openess

I found out recently that the delegate votes at the county and state meetings are private. What does this mean to me? Here’s my internal dialogue, please read to the end before commenting. Wow. That relieves a lot of pressure I feel from my constituents. They won’t...
Recent from Immigration Bread Lines and Immigration: Guest Blog
Bread Lines and Immigration: Guest Blog [About Guest Blogs] As I wrote a response to a response to my brother’s blog, my response became a blog of its own. One of the most common arguments for enforcing our current immigration laws is that legal immigrants are disadvantaged by this system of red tape. This is true. It is also true, though, that...
Recent from Immigration Bread Lines and Immigration: Guest Blog
Bread Lines and Immigration: Guest Blog [About Guest Blogs] As I wrote a response to a response to my brother’s blog, my response became a blog of its own. One of the most common arguments for enforcing our current immigration laws is that legal immigrants are disadvantaged by this system of red tape. This is true. It is also true, though, that...
Recent from Immigration Bread Lines and Immigration: Guest Blog
Bread Lines and Immigration: Guest Blog [About Guest Blogs] As I wrote a response to a response to my brother’s blog, my response became a blog of its own. One of the most common arguments for enforcing our current immigration laws is that legal immigrants are disadvantaged by this system of red tape. This is true. It is also true, though, that...
Recent from Immigration Bread Lines and Immigration: Guest Blog
Bread Lines and Immigration: Guest Blog [About Guest Blogs] As I wrote a response to a response to my brother’s blog, my response became a blog of its own. One of the most common arguments for enforcing our current immigration laws is that legal immigrants are disadvantaged by this system of red tape. This is true. It is also true, though, that...