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  • Leap of Faith to the White House (Part II: Truth Matters)

    *also see Part I: Leap of Faith  I am decidedly persuaded that truth matters. I am decidedly convinced that a property of truth is that it adheres fully only to true things, which is to say that truth does not adhere to things that are false. The more truth we know,...
  • Welcome to the new ITPS!

    Welcome to the new ITPS website! We have been hard at work rebuilding in the Public Square. Our new site contains new features and functionality. Among these include ·         New Articles updated daily and weekly by our...
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8 Apr. 2012 Posted by The Angry Man in Podcast: ITPS Weekly

Weekly ITPS: The Supreme Court and Obamacare

Listen in as the In the Public Square team discusses the present Supreme Court case regarding Obamacare and the fascinating possibility that Obama will be blamed for a catastrophic policy mistake even though Candidate Obama never advocated the single payer provision in the act that is being challenged!  Conversation over the next two programs will turn on the fact that, like so often, the Left has used and will use again the black vote, and in this case, Obama, to shield itself from obvious criticism.

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29 Mar. 2012 Posted by John Snyder in Through a Glass Darkly

Discernment

Often discerning men find themselves dismayed by the reasoning presented by parties in an argument.  That is not to say that there are only two sides to an argument, but in the manner of adversarial combat, war and legal cases, in the philosophical tradition of disputed questions, things seem to resolve themselves into two camps.  From my own experience both sides are often wrong, or only partially right, or right for the wrong reasons, or wrong for the right reasons.  

24 Mar. 2012 Posted by The Angry Man in Podcast: ITPS Weekly

Weekly ITPS: False Paradigms and the Welfare State

Listen in as the In the Public Square team discusses two recent subjects in the news cycle.  First, Mr. Curmudgeon notes the transparent media bias in the reporting of the murder in Toulouse, France of several French soldiers and a Jewish family by a “lone wolf” Muslim terrorist.  Authorities and news agencies first speculated that the murderer was probably a “right wing” neo Nazi.  Conservatives, of course are outraged.

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21 Mar. 2012 Posted by John Snyder in Through a Glass Darkly

Romney and Mormonism Part III

This is Part III in a continuing series on Romney and Mormonism. Part I, Part II

In the disposition of our character, we are either moving closer to truth or we are moving away from it.  The mind holds no static relationship to the verities.  Men are either pulling closer to the eternal, good, true and beautiful or they are flying deeper into absurdity, like planets wandering out of orbit into a void.  

18 Mar. 2012 Posted by The Angry Man in Podcast: ITPS Weekly

Weekly ITPS: Of Eagle Feathers and Equal Rights

This week two stories have dominating the news cycle.  First, the Democratic Party’s strategy to vilify conservatives and strengthen its hold on the women’s vote now includes the now up-for-renewal Violence Against Women Act.  Second, this week federal officials issued permits to the Arapaho Indian Nation to kill two American Bald Eagles for religious ceremonial reasons, reversing over 30 years of administrative rulings against killing of the formerly endangered raptor.

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