His biggest design yet
From bags to buildings and everything in between, OGIO founder Mike Pratt loves to design. Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 31 2016 7:15 p.m. MST


Lindsey Vonn's response to breaking another alpine record offers advice for all of us
Lindsey Vonn broke the downhill World Cup victory record on Saturday and then the Super G on Sunday. She brushed aside talk of the next record she might break and said she focuses simply Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 24 2016 10:50 p.m. MST
U. chose high prices long before Whittingham's latest deal
Football coach has shown that, relative to his peers, he deserves the latest raise. Don't blame him. Blame the system. Read more»
Saturday, Jan. 30 2016 5:45 p.m. MST
BYU's Harvey Unga to assist Jamaal Williams' attempt to break his rushing record
New BYU football coach Kalani Sitake has added the school's all-team leading rusher to his staff as a graduate assistant coach. That puts Harvey Unga in a unique situation to help supervise Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 6 2016 3:15 p.m. MST
Cam Newton's celebrations just bad sportsmanship
Super Bowl-bound Cam Newton irritates fans and opponents with his rub-it-in-their faces, all-about-me touchdown celebrations Read more»
Friday, Feb. 5 2016 1:43 p.m. MST
When life is tough, you get tougher: Utah mother runs half marathon after stroke
After suffering a stroke, Patti Paul decided to tackle the half marathon distance to prove to herself and her family that we can overcome hard things. Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 19 2016 8:39 a.m. MST
Blatt's firing shows that simply winning is not enough
Pro sports certainly can be a dirty business sometimes. Just ask David Blatt, the former Cavaliers' head coach who was fired Friday despite a 30-11 record that leads the Eastern Conference. Read more»
Saturday, Jan. 23 2016 8:50 p.m. MST


Be diligent, budget to get through a layoff
The first thing I want you to do is take a step back and breathe. Yes, you guys just hit a big bump in the road, but the good news is you’re in pretty good shape financially to Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 2 2016 12:05 a.m. MST
After 14 years, it's time to say goodbye
For the last 14 years, a deadline for a new column has stared me in the face almost every week. Now, 18 years after my first day as a Deseret News employee, this is my last column. Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 2 2016 6:28 a.m. MST


The three-cornered fight for the soul of the GOP
In radically different ways, Trump and Sanders are addressing the deep anxiety stemming from the secular stagnation in wages and living standards that has squeezed the middle and working Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 31 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
What we learned from the Iowa caucuses
So now we are on to the New Hampshire primaries. But before we shift our gaze away from the Hawkeye State for another four years, it is a great time to take stock of what we have learned Read more»
Thursday, Feb. 4 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
Credit Obama for improving the federal government's use of technology
Neither President George W. Bush nor President Bill Clinton has made an discernible impact in the effectiveness of government's use of technology. But President Barack Obama has. He’s Read more»
Saturday, Jan. 30 2016 10:15 p.m. MST
Gubernatorial and legislative dynamics always interesting to watch
The Utah Legislature is a week old, and Gov. Gary Herbert has outlined his priorities in his State of the State speech. The gubernatorial/legislative dynamics are always interesting Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 31 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
Will Obama's legislative overreach and constitutional violations be policed?
During Watergate, Henry Kissinger's mordant wit leavened the unpleasantness: "The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer." Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 31 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
Governmental neutrality in matters of faith
The Blaine Amendments originated out of anti-Catholic prejudices, but the laws are still on the books in many states. Read more»
Sunday, Jan. 31 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
Drought, political insults and Super Bowl commercials — the passing parade
It’s time to stare out the window awhile and wonder at the passing parade of issues Read more»
Thursday, Feb. 4 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
Businesses should help pay for education
The first thing businesses ought to do is lobby to restructure the management structure of Utah public education so that it provides clear delineation of authority between the governor, Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 6 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
Electric cars and the hydrogen economy
Recent steps have been taken in many states to build up the infrastructure needed for electric vehicles. Yet governments and companies must do more, for instance, by building the infrastructure Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 2 2016 12:10 a.m. MST
Bonfire of the vulgarities and a dumbing down of the GOP
At first it seemed too weirdly awful to be true, but there she was: Sarah Palin standing next to Donald Trump last Tuesday and endorsing him for president. Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 27 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
What did folks want to know about children in crisis in 2015?
Child Trends has compiled a list of its most popular reports and blog posts, based on what those visiting its site read last year. It paints a painful picture of the issues some children Read more»
Tuesday, Jan. 19 2016 12:05 a.m. MST
Do presidents have to be religious adherents?
The question I am asking is whether a presidential candidate must be religious in order to be a good president? Must a president talk regularly about his or her religious beliefs? Do Read more»
Wednesday, Feb. 3 2016 12:10 a.m. MST


How do I remove negative influences so I can go to the temple?
This reader is struggling to become temple worthy and Asks Angela for advice. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 18 2016 1:41 p.m. MST
Buddhism and violence
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Saturday, Feb. 6 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
On loan from heaven — saying goodbye to a child
I tied pink ribbons around trees with my two little girls to honor another little girl who returned to heaven this week. Read more»
Monday, Feb. 1 2016 8:07 p.m. MST
What strangers on a plane can teach about faith, friendship and forgiveness
Can a simple flight from D.C. to SLC change your perspective on faith, friendship and forgiveness? Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 27 2016 9:55 a.m. MST
Reading the pope's words with LDS eyes
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Tuesday, Feb. 2 2016 7:20 p.m. MST
Avoiding false hope for the New Year
New Year’s is a good time for a clean slate and a new beginning. However, unless resolutions are done in the right way, they tend to recycle themselves. Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 21 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
The courtship and marriage of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale
Emma's parents were opposed to the young Joseph Smith, but she was willing to cast her fate with his, and the love between them became a power for good and service to others throughout Read more»
Monday, Feb. 1 2016 10:45 p.m. MST
Ways to combat becoming a Sunday-only Mormon
When churchgoers take a casual Sunday-only approach to membership, they can become spiritually slothful and developmentally hardened to service and sacrifice. Such crust on our character Read more»
Friday, Jan. 29 2016 5:00 a.m. MST


Documentaries, foreign films have been newly released on DVD, Blu-ray
A compelling, shocking documentary on the Holocaust, plus a bevy of other documentaries, TV movies, foreign films and low-budget independent productions, are on DVD and Blu-ray this Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 6 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
There’s a major imaginary event tonight set for 7 or 7:30, somewhere
There's something big happening tonight. I know that if I don't write about it, I'll never get any sleep. You should go. Read more»
Saturday, Feb. 6 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
The long road to parenting payout
Parenting is a lot like learning the violin. It can take years to hear the music. Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 27 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
Father's collectibles are worth more than money
Seeing my dad's old collection of stamps reminded me how valuable heirlooms can be. Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 2 2016 6:20 p.m. MST
Losing weight with the 'Cruise Ship Diet'
A cruise is the perfect environment for weight gain: food everywhere, huge dining rooms and buffet lines, long hours at sea with nothing to do but eat, and limited time and opportunity Read more»
Tuesday, Feb. 2 2016 6:15 p.m. MST