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Capitalism – Romney style

September 15, 2012

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Post by Eric R – Matt Taibbi recently wrote an article for Rolling Stone magazine all about Mitt Romney and his time at Bain Capital. As has been well documented that Romney founded the private equity firm in 1984, and ended up making a fortune for his efforts. The article, Greed and Debt: The True Story of Bain […]

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Free Agency

September 12, 2012

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Post by Eric R – In recent weeks I have been part of several discussions with conservative Mormons about how the proper role of government should intersect with Christ’s commandment to take care of one another. A common point that keeps coming up is “free agency”. More precisely, my friends object to the federal government […]

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Obama, Gay Marriage and Me

June 1, 2012

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Miserable

This is the second post in a series of viewpoints on Obama’s support for marriage equality. Post by Eric R – After Obama recently came out in support of gay marriage our housemate, a liberal self-identified atheist, asked my wife if we were going to take the “I’m Voting for Obama, and I’m a Mormon” bumper […]

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Republican Energy Rhetoric: What a Gas

March 22, 2012

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Gas Prices, by Ed Stein

Post by Eric R – The topic of gas prices has taken center stage recently in our political discourse. Gas prices, as we are all painfully aware of, are have been climbing steadily, effecting us not only at the pump, but everywhere else where higher fuel costs are passed down the line to consumers, like […]

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Class Warfare? You bet.

February 17, 2012

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US Poverty

Post by Eric R- I realize that a posting on class warfare may seem about 6 months behind the times. Accusations of “Class Warfare” reached a fever pitch some months back amidst calls for a “millionaires tax,” the headline-grabbing “we are the 99%!” cry of the Occupy movement and Warren Buffet’s disclosure that he pays […]

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