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A Lament About Our Post-Constitutional Politics

  The world is full of problems. Serious problems: poverty, crime, injustice, corruption, disease, violence, bigotry, terrorism, and on and on. It always has been. And it is natural for people to want to fix all the problems– or at … Continue reading

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LDS Conference April 1972 – Godless Conspirators & Gentile Partners

This is an entry in the ongoing General Conference Odyssey project. My previous contributions can be found here. Posts by other bloggers writing about the April 1972 General Conference today are linked at the end of this post.  You can also visit the project … Continue reading

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Reasons to Oppose the Legalization of Recreational Drugs

In recent years it has become increasingly trendy to favor the legalization of recreational drugs. Proponents of drug legalization make some good arguments, citing both practical as well as increasingly popular libertarian philosophical reasons. I am certainly sympathetic to many of … Continue reading

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Iranian Blogger Warns of Internet Centralization after 6 Years in Prison

In 2008, Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan was imprisoned by the Iranian government. He had been sentenced to 20 years, but he was unexpectedly released after 6 years. Having been isolated from the Internet for so long, he is dismayed by … Continue reading

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Ends vs Means – The Problem With President Obama’s Call for Net Neutrality

The internet has been buzzing with discussion of President Obama’s recent call for Net Neutrality and the contrary reaction from some Republicans like Senator Ted Cruz. If you are not familiar with the term, I encourage you to read about Net … Continue reading

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