On our family’s summer vacation to northern Georgia, we’ve visited lots of places in Atlanta and the surrounding area. Stone Mountain was not one of them. Here’s why — and why I believe all Confederate monuments should come down. Continue reading Why I refuse to visit Stone Mountain
I normally don’t feel the need to speak out about statements issued by my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But that statement on Monday, 27 July 2015, about the Boy Scouts of America’s policy change? I’m sorry, but it was just stupid. Continue reading Mormons and Scouting: It comes down to this?
With today’s momentous announcements from the Supreme Court, there’s not much that we can add. But we will say this: the justices (well, five of them anyway) made the right decision. Bigotry and discrimination lost. Fairness and equality won—which means we all did. Continue reading It’s time: Marriage equality for all
Deseret Industries is cutting associates’ hours to avoid Obamacare’s mandate of employer-sponsored health coverage. D.I. says doing so will allow it to serve more people. But is it the right choice? Continue reading Is Deseret Industries choosing the right by avoiding Obamacare?
Of course residents of the District of Columbia deserve voting representation in Congress—but D.C. doesn’t have to become a state to make that happen. Amend the Constitution instead. Continue reading Amend the Constitution
Of course residents of the District of Columbia deserve full voting representation in both houses of Congress. And the best way to achieve this is by making D.C. a state. Continue reading Grant D.C. statehood
While Susan and Dustin disagree on the best mechanism to achieve full voting rights for the District of Columbia, we both firmly believe that D.C.’s 630,000 residents deserve it. Continue reading Of course D.C. deserves voting representation
In the city, we pass by people who are like us: young professionals who enjoy life in the city. But we also pass by plenty of people who aren’t like us. They are of different religions (or none at all) and political opinions. They are of different colors and nationalities, and some of them speak different languages. Most of them have homes; some of them do not. But we’re all there together. Fiona sees that, and she sees that people who don’t look like her are just fine, too. Continue reading The city is the place for us