April 13, 2013

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How To Be Anxiously Engaged (Part 3)

Post by Joseph M – See Hannah’s original post here, and my follow-up post after the election here. The question of “what do we do now?” is ever before us.  Now that the election is over, and the legislative battles in DC seem much more complex, confusing and obtuse, do we now dissolve back into the every-day […]

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February 22, 2013


The World is Always Ending. Here’s What We Should Do About It.

Post by Rob T. Cross-posted from Mormon Liberals. This morning I re-read President Matthew DeVisser’s stake conference address about 2012 and the challenges facing his stake members. During the final two-thirds, the portion focused on his stake & stewardship rather than the nation as a whole, I found myself nodding in agreement with these points: […]

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February 12, 2013

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State of the Union – 2013

Nothing like adding a little technology to “Enhance” the State of the Union.

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January 21, 2013


Inaugaration 2013

So it officially begins – Obama’s second term.  I watched the coverage with my favorite news team of PBS NewsHour.  One of the women interviewed commented (and I’m paraphrasing her) about how the reelection of President Obama was so special because it proved that his election in 2008, as the first African American president, was […]

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January 2, 2013

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Happy New Year…

Post by Joseph M – All across America, people celebrated the end of 2012, the beginning of 2013, the love of friends and family, and the continuation of our world despite some presumably dire predictions by an ancient people; all the while, Americans with incomes between $250,000 – $450,000 popped their corks for a completely […]

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December 20, 2012

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Honoring the Shooting Victims

The PBS Newshour ended Monday’s broadcast with this piece.  This simple honor roll of photographs moved me more than any of the other reporting that day.  Please pray for the victims of this tragedy and our national leaders that they might be inspired in the creation of new legislation to curb this violence.

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December 13, 2012


Some Fiscal Cliff Notes

Post by Joseph M – Nothing like the back-and-forth, finger-pointing, and grand-standing bluster of John Boehner to throw water on any lingering post-election celebratory feeling.  Yes, the congressional Republicans are the ultimate buzz-kill.  And of course, once again, President Obama is proving himself perfectly diplomatic in the fiscal cliff negotiations.  He is even doing campaign stops, which makes […]

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December 7, 2012


Not Affiliated

Post by Joseph M – So I am going to put my own spin on this (mostly because I’m an optimist in all things liberal) and make a guess that “Not Affiliated” is the new code word for “Democrat” in the leadership of the Church.  (Unless, as a friend of mine pointed out, it just means […]

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December 3, 2012

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How to be Anxiously Engaged (Part 2)

Post by Joseph M – See Hannah’s original post here. When President Obama won the 2008 election, Seattle took to the streets.  And I also joined the throngs of thousands of people who celebrated downtown and up on Capitol Hill.  I remember feeling encouraged and excited to be a part of the community of Americans […]

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November 28, 2012


Spies Like Us

Post by Joseph M – Surprisingly, I have actually been feeling a bit neglected.  During the election I expected to see several new Mormon-themed articles posted online daily; some of these articles even included references to Mormons for Obama.  So I found myself feeling slightly pleased to hear two NPR stories referencing Mormons this morning.   The first is […]

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