Outgaming Donald Trump: an Intelligence Briefing for the American people

How the Emergency Room taught me to confront a bully The stench of charcoal and vomit told me more than the patient did, and the story was all too familiar: “My girlfriend left me and I wanted her back.” His mouth still black from charcoal, administered post overdose, the 22-year-old rambled a while longer before finally confessing: “I just wanted her to be scared.” I waited, staring at him until he was uncomfortable. “Are you religious?” I asked. “Here it comes. Preach to me!” he taunted. “Ok,” I said. “Hell…

Impale Me Now: The problem with the defeatist position on same-sex marriage

Since the announcement of the most recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage, I have encountered innumerable end-time attitudes and statements generated mostly by my LDS family members and friends. For the most part these have included variations around a common theme; they could be epitomized by a recent piece by Paul Mero: “The Samuel Principle and Same-sex Marriage.” Mero writes: It’s time for my pro-marriage friends to invoke the biblical “Samuel Principle.” It’s time to give Americans the “king” they want – even if it means their ruin. The…