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Historian of Haiti, family life, French in Latin America. Assistant Professor of History at Fayetteville State University.

The World is Always Ending. Here’s What We Should Do About It.

February 22, 2013


Post by Rob T. Cross-posted from Mormon Liberals. This morning I re-read President Matthew DeVisser’s stake conference address about 2012 and the challenges facing his stake members. During the final two-thirds, the portion focused on his stake & stewardship rather than the nation as a whole, I found myself nodding in agreement with these points: […]

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Mormonism Stayed off the Table: Thank You OFA and DNC

November 16, 2012



It’s hard to believe that the election ended less than two weeks ago. I didn’t post much the last few weeks of the campaign because I was knocking doors in Florida, and there’s one thing I must say: THANK YOU to Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee for keeping Governor Romney’s Mormonism and […]

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My Questions for Mitt Romney

October 16, 2012


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Post by Rob T. The townhall debate is tonight. I’ve been watching President Obama for eight years and Governor Romney for 10. I favored them for their respective parties’ nominations back in early 2007. President Obama has exceeded my expectations; Governor Romney has consistently failed to meet them. If I had the chance to ask […]

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Mormons for Obama National Conference Call: Update

October 11, 2012

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Post by Rob T. Mormons for Obama hosted a national conference call for LDS voters this past Tuesday evening. We heard some terrific reports, had a great conversation about the presidential race and key senate campaigns, and unveiled our plan of action for the final four weeks. Our greatest strength as “Mormons for Obama” comes […]

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Mormon Dems: The Case Against Mitt Romney

October 11, 2012


Post by Rob T. The website Mormon Dems has long piece laying out the reasons not to vote for Gov. Romney this November. I encourage you to read the whole thing here for the meat of the argument, but here are some key quotes: “While I admire Romney’s dedicated unpaid service in my church as a […]

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Mormons for Obama National Call for LDS Voters: Tuesday, October 9th

October 6, 2012


We are pleased to announce that Mormons for Obama is hosting a national call for LDS voters this Tuesday, October 9th, at 8:30 PM Eastern/5:30 Pacific. It will feature presentations by Scott Howell, Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate from Utah, Rev. Derrick Harkins, head of faith outreach for the Democratic National Committee, and Robert Taber, […]

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Dr. Gregory Prince: Mitt Romney Is Not the Face of Mormonism

September 20, 2012


Post by Rob T. Wednesday, in the Huffington Post, LDS historian and author Dr. Gregory Prince wrote a piece that, in some ways, I’ve been waiting to appear since Governor Romney said we should “double Guantanamo” back in May of 2007. The newly revealed remarks dismissing 47% of the country (including many Mormons), prompted Dr. […]

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That “47%” includes lots of Mormons

September 18, 2012


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Post by Rob T. One of my lengthiest discussions about Mormonism happened with a high school friend who had just finished his first year at a top-25 dental school. It started with his question: “Why do so many of you become dentists? Half of my class is Mormon: they’re all from Utah, they’re all married, […]

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On Faith and Politics at the DNC

September 10, 2012


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Post by Rob T. For those of you who are unaware, Mormons for Obama, LDS Dems, and the Scott Howell for Senate campaign all had a presence at the DNC. We had a fantastic gathering Tuesday afternoon, where we got to hear from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Crystal Young-Otterstrom, chair of LDS Dems, introduced […]

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Mormons for Obama: Whitney

September 2, 2012


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Want to know how President Obama’s policies help families, including the families of small business owners? Watch Whitney’s video!

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