Q and A with U. President David W. Pershing
University of Utah President David W. Pershing looks at the school's past, present and future. Read more»
Monday, Dec. 26 2016 5:20 p.m. MST


NFL celebration penalty rules are well-intentioned, misguided and need to go
The goal is to eliminate unsportsmanlike behavior – taunting, mocking or just being an arrogant show off. Unfortunately, like most rules that attempt to make a subjective call Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 25 2016 8:00 p.m. MST
Utah Jazz would be a beast in the Eastern Conference
Close loss to Toronto underscores the difference between conferences, but no realignment is in sight. Read more»
Friday, Dec. 23 2016 11:15 p.m. MST
Cougars return to the home of storied plays from BYU football lore
When the Cowboys and Cougars square off in the 2016 Poinsettia Bowl this Wednesday in Qualcomm Stadium, it will be a renewal of BYU football to a field and end zone with remarkable Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 17 2016 6:45 p.m. MST
Musburger not the man for serious commentary
Veteran TV sportscaster Brent Musburger praised the comeback of Oklahoma's Joe Mixon. Comeback from what? From punching a woman. He forgot all about the real victim. Read more»
Wednesday, Jan. 4 2017 9:46 a.m. MST
Showing kindness to ourselves may be the healthiest goal of all
Showing kindness to ourselves may be the healthiest goal, and the most difficult to keep, of 2017. Read more»
Monday, Jan. 2 2017 5:28 p.m. MST
Will Utes play like it's a 'Didn't Really Wanna Be There and Lost' Bowl?
After a disappointing finish to what had been such a promising season, the University of Utah football team must be careful that it doesn't get caught in that trap often known as the Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 17 2016 5:30 p.m. MST
Leadership a big part of LaVell Edwards' legacy
When LaVell and Patti Edwards were serving a church public affairs mission in New York City I had been called to be the public affairs director for the Philadelphia region. What a blessing Read more»
Friday, Jan. 6 2017 2:15 p.m. MST


The Trump Cabinet: Bonfire of the agencies
President Obama famously mocked Mitt Romney in 2012 for suggesting that Russia was our principal geopolitical adversary. Yet today the Dems are in high dudgeon over the closeness of Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 18 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
Tips for writing a weekly column
For any aspiring columnists out there, there are a few things you should know about writing a weekly column. Read more»
Thursday, Jan. 5 2017 12:10 a.m. MST
Political stew boils over Trump’s cabinet, homeless services and Russian hacking
The next time legislative Democrats bark about GOP closed-door caucuses, Republicans could respond, "So liberals can meet in secret to decide locations for homeless facilities?" Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 18 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
Our excellent electoral vote system
Far from being an unchanged anachronism, frozen like a fly in 18th-century amber, the Electoral College has evolved, shaping and shaped by the party system. Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 18 2016 12:00 a.m. MST
Now that the Electoral College protests failed, can we finally move on?
Can we acknowledge the difference between remaining vigilant as watchdogs over how our elected officials govern and the perceived need to forever protest how they came to power? Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 21 2016 9:00 a.m. MST
Understanding the student debt situation
According to Time, total student debt in the U.S. exceeded credit card debt in 2010. It grew larger than car loans in 2011, and it passed $1 trillion in 2012. Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 20 2016 12:05 a.m. MST
Trump, the movie
In the Trump movie now playing in the American theater, connecting all the dots requires the artistry of a mapmaker and the insight of a psychic. Or, perhaps, the critical eye of a Read more»
Friday, Dec. 23 2016 12:10 a.m. MST
Teacher's positive signage offers message all can embrace
Leigh Vanden Akker's classroom has lots of posters, with slogans, all positive. They're part of the fabric of the Techniques for Tough Times elective class she teaches at East High. Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 21 2016 12:15 a.m. MST
The lessons of Christmas today
I also cannot think of Christmas without pondering the mission of Jesus Christ, which includes not only his birth but also his teachings, healings, comforting, Atonement, death and Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 21 2016 12:10 a.m. MST


Ask Angela: I want to go back to church in 2017
This reader has made a resolution to return to church in 2017. He worried that he won't be able to keep this commitment to himself or to God and asks Angela for advice. Read more»
Friday, Dec. 30 2016 8:11 p.m. MST
Christmas and the ultimate restoration of all things
The message of Christmas is profound, beyond lights and presents, beyond even good cheer and calls to be kind. It's about our redemption and the redemption of the material world. There Read more»
Thursday, Dec. 22 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
Holding onto faith in the middle
I hung a fifth stocking on my mantle this year, something I've dreamed of doing during the five years I hoped for another child. Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 20 2016 3:15 p.m. MST
Say hello to 'A New New Testament'
“Christianity is an old bottle,” I said to Taussig. “Do you think it can hold all this new wine?” “No,” he said, “the bottle will have to Read more»
Saturday, Dec. 31 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
Mary and other wonderful women in Jesus Christ's life
At Christmas we must not forget that not only did women play a critical role in Jesus Christ's life as they devoted themselves to him and to his gospel, but throughout his life he made Read more»
Sunday, Dec. 18 2016 5:00 a.m. MST
Separating 'Santa and getting' from 'Jesus and giving'
Two very good ideas came out of a recent discussion with friends about how to get away from the materialism and commercialism of Christmas and really capture for our children the joy Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 20 2016 1:17 p.m. MST
Finding joy by turning our faces toward home
The love which surrounded us at the celebration of the Savior's birth brought us joy. Can we go on feeling joy as a new year unfolds? Love is at the heart of joy — coming from Read more»
Saturday, Jan. 7 2017 5:00 a.m. MST


Christmas letters are family history records for the future
I always regret not mailing out my own Christmas card. It's the perfect time to share your thoughts and feelings with generations to come. If I sent a Christmas card to anyone this Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 20 2016 10:42 p.m. MST
Attack debt with the largest interest rate first
When the rules of paying off debts from smallest to largest don’t apply, I look at things this way: If you have two debts that are of equal amounts, I would attack the one with Read more»
Tuesday, Dec. 20 2016 10:40 p.m. MST
Idaho couple dies how they lived — together
The world might be surprised at last week's passing of Larry and Sharon Corsini. But the family views the news as heartbreaking, but hopeful. Tragic, but timely. Perfectly unlikely, Read more»
Wednesday, Dec. 21 2016 12:20 p.m. MST