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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Supreme Court could rule on health care law before 2012 elections

On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department appealed a ruling of the health care reform law’s unconstitutionality to the U.S. Supreme Court. The timing of the appeal means that the Supreme Court could hear arguments in its next term, which begins next week. If the Supreme Court accepts the case, a ruling could be handed down by the conclusion of the term in June 2012.

In this article for the Deseret Morning News, I address some of the issues and the history associated with legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act.

Could Mitt Romney really become president?

Prior to Rick Perry joining the presidential race, Mitt Romney enjoyed much of the limelight as the early front-runner of the Republican Party. Now, Romney appears to be in a legitimate battle for the GOP nomination. Is it possible for Romney to secure the GOP nomination? If so, does he have a shot at incumbent President Barack Obama? What qualifies him to be president more than the other candidates?

I address these questions in this article for

A companion article will be published soon which will cover the question, "Could President Obama be reelected?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Learning to understand and love after 9/11

In this very short essay for the Deseret Morning News, I write about one way in which the tragic events of 9/11 impacted me spiritually.

In particular, I discuss how the terrorist attacks ultimately led me to develop a greater love for and understanding of my enemies.