Jay Evensen
Jay Evensen is the senior editorial columnist for the Deseret News. He has been on the editorial board since 1994. Prior to that, he was a reporter for the Deseret News, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and United Press International in New York City, covering a wide range of subjects from crime to politics. His weekly column on politics and social issues has won numerous local, regional and national awards. Jay Evensen graduated from Brigham Young University in 1983 with a B.A. In journalism and a minor in Scandinavian Studies. He was a fellow of the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland in 1992. His work was recognized with an award by the John Templeton Foundation in 2006 for the editorial treatment of human virtue and its importance in the life of our society and country. His employer nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for a series of editorials on drunken driving. Jay is a member of the SDX Foundation Board, an arm of the Society of Professional Journalists. He served six years on the national governing board of SPJ. He also is a member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers. He lives in South Jordan, Utah, with his wife, Kirsti. They have five children and two grandchildren.

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As terrorism continues to grow like a cancer (and whatever happened in Ottawa, it was terrorism), freedom begins to look differently. We may never regain what is lost.
Election Day is morphing into “vote counting day." It behooves us to pay attention to what is happening.
A lighthearted look at news of the day.
Is it time yet to close the borders? Is it time to ramp up production of drugs that seem to work on the few patients who have tried them? If not, why?
There is more than enough evidence for the FCC to come down hard on networks for the good of the public.
Experts are now talking about ending preventable childhood deaths completely.
The IOC's list of pampering demands was endless and ridiculous.
A lighthearted look at news of the day.
In light of the social costs the gambling industry creates while producing nothing of value, the alleged benefits of legal betting vanish into thin air.
The Forest Service is part of the Obama administration, and the president has hardly been whispering his concerns about controlling the message.