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November 9, 2016 Yesterday, Election Day in America, I boycotted Facebook, the assumption being that the Hillary people, already insufferable in their giddy expectation of her inevitable coronation, would be even more so the day of her coronation. And though I was never a fan of Donald Trump and agreed with all critiques of his character flaws […]

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That might explain why my leftie friends are so distraught and panicking on Facebook in a way I don’t remember us doing when Obama was re-elected. Two thoughts: They really thought they were about to win, handily, at the start of the evening. So did I, for that matter, up until about 10:00, and I […]

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Oh, Lord! Donald Trump will be president?! I have the vapors! The way the Lefties (meaning, pretty much everyone) at my work in New Sodom (a.k.a., the entertainment industry in Los Angeles) are carrying on this morning, one would think that much-bandied-about Sweet Meteor of Death had hit – and right at George Clooney’s house, […]

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I started writing this about 2 months ago. At that time I dejectedy expected a Hillary win. I’ve been too busy with work and family responsibilities to finish it. Now at 2am on election night, staring at the high likelihood of a Trump victory, this Reluctant Trumpeter is finishing this post. Surprisingly little has changed… […]

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I live in a rural, conservative part of Virginia. Just went to my polling place and the line was way out the door. I’ve never seen anything like this here. Turned around and will go later this afternoon. Maybe this Trump phenomenon is real. What’s everyone else seeing? More

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I voted this morning in Delaware County (PA), county leans red, but goes blue during Presidential elections. I got their right after the polls had opened at 7am. I’ve never waited longer than 5 minutes to vote, today I waited 45 minutes. I’ve never seen a line like that. I was voter number 70 and […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Pondering the Mormon Question of Election 2016

 

As polling suggests Utah may not vote for the Republican for the first time in 52 years, many wonder why the reddest of states and its prominent socially conservative religious group are drifting away from the party. It’s tempting to chalk it up to a simple answer: last go around, they had one of their own at the top of the ticket and he was expected to assure the public and his party that he is against having multiple wives, but this time, the GOP nominee and party leaders take the position that multiple wives are dandy so long as they’re consecutive, not simultaneous. Glibness is fine for the screamers of cable news, but let’s strive for better. The Mormon question is a complex one. There are theological and cultural influences at play that deserve exploration.

Even among other devout Christians, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints–which from now on I will refer to as Mormons for the sake of clarity and brevity–is considered unusual. As religious belief wanes and socially liberal attitudes enjoy ever wider acceptance [1] Mormons and the religious right have found each other fighting the same enemies, but their alliance is not based on perfect harmony. Media coverage has unsurprisingly focused on the peculiar aspects of the religion, like sacred undergarments and the sinfulness of drinking coffee, while giving attention, that is at most cursory, to the doctrines that are significantly different from other Christian sects.

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Well, I finally got off my lazy keister and went to the library to vote early. The wait in the line was long, but my time in the booth was relatively quick, more time being spent on double-checking that my votes had registered correctly than on the actual voting. When the list of Presidential candidates […]

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Trump has often criticized polls for understating his support. He attributes this to what’s known (by others, not him, I’m sure) as social desirability bias. His hypothesis is that supporting Trump is a socially undesirable response which people will not want to offer in a survey, especially when they’re speaking to a live interviewer. It’s […]

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I’m an extremely strange political bird. I have some of the most radical views on Ricochet. Leading up to and after the nomination of Trump I have been very sympathetic to #NeverTrump, but I’m not sure if I ever identified as one (if I did it was short lived). Part of this was out of sheer complacency. I […]

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As reported by ABC late Sunday night: “Federal investigators looking into the Hillary Clinton email matter have obtained the warrant needed to start reviewing the emails found on a laptop used by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner.” More

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large_it-is-well-with-my-soulOne of the most powerful and stirring Christian hymns is “It Is Well With My Soul” written in 1873 by Horatio Spafford, who was a husband, father, lawyer, and property investor from Chicago. Upon hearing his story, some may consider him one of the unluckiest men of his time. Before going further please take a moment to read the lyrics and listen to the song.

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul

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Dave and Dave are back with a post debate review podcast, where we discuss the exploding commode that is Election 2016. Enjoy this abbreviated edition of WhiskeyPolitics! Subscribe today and your 5 star review on iTunes gets our undying thanks! Subscribe at shoutEngine, Stitcher or iTunes. More

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Richard Epstein considers the arguments for and against the Electoral College, describes how the process of choosing a president has changed over the years, and provides prescriptions for electoral reform.

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My least favorite thing about this election – and that’s the cream of a very large crop – has been the increase in polarization of the two parties. More specifically, I don’t like that it has made me feel like I can’t participate in discussions with people I consider my friends because they’ve prejudged any […]

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Some days ago right after the Trump video tapes hit, @larrykoler made an impassioned plea for Republicans to stand together against the assault on Trump like the men of Middle Earth did before the Black Gates of Mordor. At the time I criticized his analogy as woefully in adequate. Who is Trump supposed to be […]

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