Joseph Smith wasn't arrogant or boastful
A passage from a sermon by Joseph Smith is commonly used by his critics to paint him as arrogant and boastful. However, it's very dubious evidence at most, especially because there's Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 4 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Looking back on a cop's career
Utahn Fred Willoughby looks back on a 55-year career in law enforcement, which included an assignment in Watts just after the infamous riots there, befriending Eldridge Cleaver and Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 6:25 a.m. MDT
He's a fair fixture
For 59 years and counting, Gary Graham has made the Utah State Fair his office. Read more»
Monday, Sept. 1 2014 9:00 a.m. MDT

U.S. & World

The monuments of Scotland and Ireland
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Tuesday, Sept. 9 2014 11:45 a.m. MDT


Domestic violence isn't a distraction — it's an issue the NFL needs to address
Continuing to talk honestly and openly about domestic violence is the only way to bring real and lasting changes. Let's hope the NFL decides to be a leader on the issue instead of an Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 14 2014 10:15 p.m. MDT
Utes of today should take a page from 1964
Liberty Bowl champions had phenomenal defensive stats; they also had a Miss America vibe about them. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 5:40 p.m. MDT
A visit to Greenwich, the place that hatched Hall of Famer Steve Young
Some of the demographics in Greenwich, Conn., have changed since Steve Young attended high school, and this is a place that is used to celebrity, but it was informative to walk the Read more»
Monday, Sept. 1 2014 5:20 p.m. MDT
We'll blindly continue to follow and love the National Felons League
That guy who first referred to the NFL as the National Felons League was, unfortunately, right. These days, the National Football League is filled with enough lawbreakers to fill a Read more»
Saturday, Sept. 20 2014 11:56 p.m. MDT


Pets and rental properties aren't a great mix
The problem is I really do have a heart for animals. I love them. But as a landlord who’s running a business, it just doesn’t make sense. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
How does your boss feel about work-life balance?
I've repeatedly argued that work-life balance is good for both employees and companies. However, most of the surveys I've cited to draw that conclusion have been based on interviews Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 8:30 a.m. MDT
Setting our sights on education
Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 9 2014 3:28 p.m. MDT


Ukraine abandoned
Obama mindlessly repeated his refrain that the Ukraine problem has no military solution. Yes, but does he not understand that diplomatic solutions are largely dictated by the military Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 4 2014 6:48 p.m. MDT
Common Core conflicts with federal education statutes
Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is blasting Common Core as a departure from federal education statutes — and here's hoping other state leaders join him. Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 4 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
A potpourri of political questions as summer ends
As summer ends, a potpourri of political questions are rattling around in our heads. Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 7 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Putin's fascist revival is more dangerous than the Islamic State
The Islamic State is a nasty problem that can be remedied if its neighbors, assisted by the United States, decide to do so. Vladimir Putin's fascist revival is a crisis that tests the Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 6:50 p.m. MDT
UTA suffers oversight fatigue
The main problem is that politicians seem to have now compromised UTA’s original mission — moving people — and allowed it to become more of a private developer’s Read more»
Saturday, Sept. 6 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Monied interests and democracy
Over $2 billion was donated to the U.S. presidential candidates in the 2012 election. Read more»
Monday, Sept. 1 2014 6:39 p.m. MDT
Mark Sanford's ongoing saga with himself
As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 16 2014 8:30 p.m. MDT
'She asked for it' subverts justice and hampers violence prevention
There are lots of reasons I care about how my girls dress. But I'm not willing to let anyone use their clothing choices as an excuse to justify someone else's appalling behavior. "She Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 23 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Feeling squeezed? It's not just the recession
American workers are in serious trouble today, and Congress and the president need to do more to protect working families. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 3 2014 4:55 p.m. MDT
Will Republicans hold House, regain Senate this fall?
The strong consensus is that Republicans will hold the House and narrowly take control of the Senate, for the following reasons offered by former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett. Read more»
Monday, Sept. 8 2014 9:36 a.m. MDT


I want an apartment with no booze and no boys
This reader is looking for a living situation that fits her Latter-day Saint standards. Read more»
Friday, Sept. 5 2014 8:19 a.m. MDT
Viewing the penmanship of prophets
Something inside of all of us wants to get close to special people. And if we can't touch them, we want to touch — or just see — things their hands have touched. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 17 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
The horrors of heroin addiction
Heroin addiction is a growing problem in the U.S. One family's story might help others prevent and deal with the problem as well as helping others become more aware. Read more»
Sunday, Sept. 7 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
Addressing cultural traditions that oppose LDS principles
My story is as improbable as many of the stories of BYU-Hawaii students — growing up in remote villages, yet finding their way to campus and perhaps even learning English as a Read more»
Friday, Sept. 5 2014 2:50 p.m. MDT
Book review: 'Women at Church' encourages empathy, understanding
"Women at Church" acknowledges or at least implies that change can also lead to unintended consequences, necessitating flexibility and sensitivity rather than wholesale adoption of Read more»
Thursday, Sept. 11 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT


Lessons learned on the mountain with a broken ankle
I decided to try trail running recently. I'll never forget what happened next — and I want my kids to remember, too. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 4:35 p.m. MDT
Cut the comparisons between stay-at-home and working moms
Why, oh, why does everything always have to come down to comparisons between working and stay-at-home moms? Read more»
Monday, Sept. 8 2014 11:30 a.m. MDT
Why my kids' computer is in the living room
A new report by Covenant Eyes says that nine out of 10 boys and six out of 10 girls were exposed to pornography before the age of 18. Even the unintentional exposure is shocking: 28 Read more»
Monday, Sept. 8 2014 10:30 a.m. MDT
What to say to a flirtatious co-worker
If you are astute in reporting what is already happening and insightful about the effects it has on things your co-worker cares about, he or she is likely to listen. Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT
More co-habitating before equals less marriage after
The averages show that the longer couples co-habitate before marriage the shorter their marriage will be. Statistics also reveal that the more sexual partners a person has before marriage, Read more»
Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 10:19 p.m. MDT
Life lessons about popularity
I thought, “If when we're young, we could only envision our posterity and the exponentiality of it and the love we will feel for our family, perspective would make us not care Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 3 2014 4:40 p.m. MDT
Hobo tarantulas should get back on the train and leave
A telemarketer told me that this is the time of year when hobo spiders are most aggressive. They had better stay away from my house. Read more»
Monday, Sept. 1 2014 4:38 p.m. MDT
When kids were unbreakable
There was a time when parents trusted the resilience of childhood. There was a sense that flying off the merry-go-round a few times might do a kid some good. Those times have passed. Read more»
Wednesday, Sept. 10 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT