Posts Tagged ‘ election ’

Government vs. Business: Weekend Poll

November 10, 2012
Government vs. Business: Weekend Poll

How Americans voted in this election can be directly correlated to whom they trust more (or whom they distrust more):  business or government.  How did your trust and distrust impact the way you voted? Discuss.

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Election Predictions, the Electoral College & Lessons from Abroad

November 6, 2012
Election Predictions, the Electoral College & Lessons from Abroad

The blessed day has finally arrived!  The long awaited day after which we can stop caring about the election because it will be over, one way or another.  Which is eerily similar to what we thought in 2000 . . . Living abroad, I have been exposed to other countries’ voting practices.  In both Australia […]

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Mapping Elections and Mormonism

November 5, 2012
Mapping Elections and Mormonism

“Maps are powerful tools”, said John Hamer at the 2011 John Whitmer Historical Association meetings. His remarks have be published in the latest issue of the John Whitmer Historical Association Journal (Fall/Winter 2012). He goes on to say Beyond their capacity to dazzle, maps allow historians to organize information in a completely different way than […]

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Ron Paul at UVU

October 29, 2012
Ron Paul at UVU

In case you thought that Mitt Romney had unanimous support in Utah, you may be surprised to find out that Ron Paul was given rock star treatment at Utah Valley University a few weeks ago.  KSL noted that Ron Paul supporters turn out in droves for speech at UVU. You may wonder why I attended […]

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Did Mormon Fasting Create a Romney Debate Victory?

October 9, 2012
Did Mormon Fasting Create a Romney Debate Victory?

Rumors of a widescale Mormon fast prior to the presidential debate were rampant on Facebook and even in some news articles.  I particularly enjoyed Pat Bagley’s cartoon on the topic.  In light of the much touted debate bounce that has resulted in a game-changer according to recent polling, I wonder if some of those faithful […]

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Romney’s Taxing Problem

August 7, 2012
Romney’s Taxing Problem

There has been much ado about the number of years of tax returns Mitt Romney should share as candidate for POTUS.  Critics on both sides of the political spectrum as well as the majority of Americans have called for him to release them, and yet he has refused, resulting in speculation that whatever is in […]

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Which Mormon Candidate for President?

January 24, 2011
Which Mormon Candidate for President?

Apparently it is not too early to start speculating on the 2012 election.  Ambassador (and returned missionary) to China, Jon Huntsman organized a visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday.  Even the Wall Street Journal is curious about Huntsman’s presidential aspirations.  Asked about Huntsman’s presidential aspirations, “I’m sure that him having worked so well with me will be […]

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