He's going public (again) for a very good cause
Utah entertainer Jason Hewlett normally performs for corporations and other private events, but he'll be back on the public stage Monday night to support an extended family member facing Read more»
Monday, April 20 2015 8:25 p.m. MDT

U.S. & World

How to protect students from sexual assault
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities that receive federal financial aid to publicly report statistics for sex offenses. The intention is to make college a safer place, Read more»
Thursday, April 23 2015 12:00 p.m. MDT


Carrying the flag during races is a way to honor those who've served
Many people have asked why Team Red, White and Blue carries the American flag while running. Some team members share their reasons. In Saturday's flag relay during the Salt Lake Marathon, Read more»
Sunday, April 19 2015 10:30 p.m. MDT
Kyle Whittingham just glad to get back to football
Spring game was short on numbers but sameness was something the team needed after off-season drama. Read more»
Saturday, April 25 2015 6:55 p.m. MDT
Only joy for BYU's Jordan Rodgers as he claims first title at end of his career
He didn't even know he was in contention for the Cougar Classic title until he signed his card. Then BYU senior Jordan Rodgers found a way to defeat USU's Seokwon Jeon in a playoff Read more»
Saturday, April 25 2015 8:57 p.m. MDT
Lindsey's bold moves proved right — and he didn't even say: I told you so
Dennis Lindsey, the Jazz GM, would never say, "I told you so" — but he could. Amid all the skepticism over the sometimes-confusing moves that Lindsey made, the Jazz proved him Read more»
Tuesday, April 21 2015 4:50 p.m. MDT
It's time to step up to the start line and beat self doubt
I've struggled with self-doubt for years, and it's cost me dearly. It's time to step up to the start line and run the race I'm meant to run. Read more»
Sunday, April 12 2015 6:15 p.m. MDT


Don't be ashamed of financial success
You guys are under no obligation to explain your income, net worth or the fact that you’re winning. And you’re not obligated to be ashamed of it either. Read more»
Thursday, April 23 2015 7:59 p.m. MDT
Son's comment teaches a work-life lesson
A comment my son made on a recent hectic Saturday morning hit hard, and it's encouraged me to try to be a more engaged parent. If I succeed, it should make the "life" part of my work-life Read more»
Wednesday, April 22 2015 8:48 p.m. MDT


The GOP racing form: First edition
With Ted Cruz announcing his candidacy, it's time to use racing formats to take a look at the best potential candidates for the GOP, such as Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Chris Read more»
Sunday, March 29 2015 8:52 p.m. MDT
U.S-Iran negotiations are showing us diplomacy in the Twitter age
In the past, political leaders could thump their chests and spin any negotiated deal in the best light possible for their varying political regimes. Now, the ubiquity of social media, Read more»
Thursday, April 23 2015 10:46 a.m. MDT
After 50 years, Moore's Law teaches the power in a grain of rice
If the fuel efficiency for cars improved at the rate of Moore's Law, you could drive it your entire life on a single tank of gas. If skyscrapers grew in height at the rate of Moore's Read more»
Sunday, April 19 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Long-term effects of Count My Vote on Utah politics
Last week, U.S. District Judge David Nuffer denied the request for injunction filed to block implementation of SB54, the Count My Vote compromise legislation. The party has said it Read more»
Sunday, April 19 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
U.S. silence troubling amid worldwide trend of religious persecution
What remains to be seen is whether our collective efforts to never forget the Holocaust translate into a recognition of similar things happening today. Read more»
Thursday, April 23 2015 12:08 a.m. MDT
Teach our children the love of learning
If we want an education system that cultivates innovation, then we must create a culture where teachers are encouraged to be innovative and free to excite their students to be constant Read more»
Saturday, April 25 2015 12:05 a.m. MDT
The difficulty of measuring inequality
Inequality is a topic of obvious concern worldwide. Nevertheless, problems arise when we measure inequality without a standard definition. Read more»
Monday, April 20 2015 7:30 a.m. MDT
Billionaire backers bring trouble for candidates, parties and campaigns
There's nothing free about paid-for elections — unless everybody knows where the money came from. In post-reform America, too many are still giving large donations — but Read more»
Wednesday, April 22 2015 9:07 p.m. MDT
Costas says adding context is part of his job; listening is part of mine
Bob Costas has taken heat for trying to provide context during sports events. But why wouldn't I want to hear from someone who has lived and breathed that world for many years? Read more»
Tuesday, April 21 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
A historic moment for social policy as U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on same-sex marriage bans
The Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage. Never before has the Supreme Court dealt directly with this issue of whether Read more»
Wednesday, April 22 2015 8:52 p.m. MDT


Warfare and the Book of Mormon
The basic principles of warfare haven't changed in thousands of years. So what can the study of military history tell us about the plausibility of the Book of Mormon? Read more»
Friday, April 24 2015 12:25 a.m. MDT
Euphemisms can't capture 'The Book of Mormon' musical
For the first time, many local theater-goers will see the sight gags and hear the song lyrics that, until now, have been masked by euphemisms such as “coarse,” “graphic” Read more»
Friday, April 24 2015 11:38 p.m. MDT
The power of perspective
The rate at which we take offense, demand happiness, allow envy to rule our actions and turn the cameras on ourselves is all evidence that we are looking at the world not through a Read more»
Thursday, April 9 2015 12:28 p.m. MDT


New Cecil B. DeMille book filled with photos, entertaining anecdotes
A new coffee-table book on Cecil B. DeMille isn’t a biography but rather a photo-filled, anecdotal look at the filmmaker’s career. Read more»
Thursday, April 2 2015 3:45 p.m. MDT
Doug's take: 'Monkey Kingdom' is fun, visual and does some good
How could I possibly resist? A film titled “Monkey Kingdom” with opening scenes featuring a multitude of monkeys frolicking to “Hey, Hey We’re the Monkees," Read more»
Friday, April 24 2015 12:43 a.m. MDT
Are trampolines too dangerous for backyards?
If we ban everything that might be risky for our children, how much will be left? Read more»
Wednesday, April 22 2015 11:54 a.m. MDT
Letter to a stranger in a cemetery
Just like Mary who sat outside an empty tomb, the graves we visit are simply symbols. The only life there is our own. The ones we mourn, the one you miss, is not there. No, they’re Read more»
Friday, April 3 2015 1:30 p.m. MDT
A different view of the parable of the talents
"Talent" as a noun is an excuse. If you don't think you have it, you don’t have to try. ... However, what if we changed the word "talent" to mean "practice"? Read more»
Saturday, April 25 2015 3:21 p.m. MDT
When kids get in the way of parenting
The trick is knowing when to let things flow in a natural way and when to push your plan through even in the wake of resistance and chaos. Read more»
Tuesday, April 21 2015 6:20 p.m. MDT
Protecting our family in the age of the Internet
Grit and I, and many of our friends, often comment how we are glad not to be rearing children in this day and age. Our hope is our children are still better equipped to deal with what Read more»
Thursday, April 16 2015 10:29 p.m. MDT
I feel the earth move under my feet and I think 'brain damage'
Have you ever questioned the sanity of someone playing music in their car so loudly that everyone in a three-block area, inside or outside of buildings, can hear it? Did you ever have Read more»
Friday, April 17 2015 6:45 p.m. MDT