Utah's perpetual delight — Dunford Bakers' doughnuts
Dunford Bakers' chocolate-iced doughnut is the treat that keeps on treating. Read more»
Monday, May 11 2015 7:34 p.m. MDT

U.S. & World

Bill Clinton at the UN applauds Ebola success
Speaking before the U.N. Economic and Social Council, former President Bill Clinton applauds the health care workers who helped achieve an Ebola-free Liberia, even though "no small Read more»
Thursday, May 28 2015 7:15 p.m. MDT


Emery High track star Allred overcomes injury, shuns regret, seeks greater goals
Ashlynn Allred gave up the other sports she loved in hopes of becoming even better at running sprints. Instead of pushing herself through a tough indoor season, she was sidelined with Read more»
Sunday, May 10 2015 5:30 p.m. MDT
Mountain West not worse for BYU than Wagner
It's time for the Cougars to go back to the future with the conference that gives them a better chance to play in an important bowl. Read more»
Thursday, May 7 2015 1:05 p.m. MDT
NFL teams will be more picky about draft prospects' character; BYU's pro pipeline drying up
With scrutiny increasing on prospects' behavior and off the field issues, this NFL draft should see teams look more closely at a player's character. Meanwhile, BYU's tradition of producing Read more»
Wednesday, April 29 2015 4:11 p.m. MDT
End of an era — the last of the Fighting Fullmers
The passing of former middleweight champion Gene Fullmer (aka "The Mormon Mauler") marks the passing of a golden era in Utah sports and boxing. Read more»
Wednesday, April 29 2015 11:45 p.m. MDT
Why this mother still runs
I used to run to be alone to find peace amid the chaos of rearing little ones. Now I run to connect with them. Read more»
Monday, May 11 2015 12:06 a.m. MDT
Utah, BYU not getting a lot of love in Sporting News' preseason issue
The Utah and BYU football teams are not expected to make much of a national splash, according to the Sporting News college football preseason issue. Read more»
Sunday, May 17 2015 7:15 p.m. MDT
Brady's role in 'Deflategate' could cast shadow on his career
The ongoing saga "Deflategate" won't go away. Patriots star QB Tom Brady insists he did nothing wrong and has threatened to sue the NFL if he's suspended. But his alleged role in the Read more»
Sunday, May 17 2015 3:56 p.m. MDT


Listen to your heart
The people who are telling you to take the cash don’t think the way you do. They’re the kind who would take any money, no matter the reason. But you sound like the kind Read more»
Tuesday, May 5 2015 7:00 a.m. MDT
Unexpected award provides reminder about importance of recognition
I generally try to avoid the spotlight, but my efforts in that regard were tested by a recent series of positive events at work. However, this good experience reinforced my feelings Read more»
Tuesday, May 5 2015 7:43 p.m. MDT
eBay exile is small price to pay to be the proud owner of the holy grail of briefcases
I don't know who Jeffrey Benjamin is. No one does. But I own part of his famous "desktop collection," and it has changed my life. Read more»
Sunday, May 3 2015 7:56 p.m. MDT


Men wielding power in hellish times
"Wolf Hall," the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII — and most dramatically, the conflict between Thomas Cromwell and Sir Thomas More — Read more»
Friday, May 1 2015 7:43 p.m. MDT
No vetting, no 'initiation fee' — in short, no litmus test for Utah Republican candidates
The proposals floated by the Utah GOP chairman — to require all prospective Republican candidates to submit to a formal vetting process by party insiders and/or to pay an "initiation Read more»
Thursday, April 30 2015 7:58 p.m. MDT
Empathy for legislators is good, but now we need Healthy Utah
The simple numbers comparing Healthy Utah to its legislative competitor make the case for the governor's plan. Healthy Utah would cost the state $25 million. The alternative would spend Read more»
Sunday, May 3 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
How do Baltimore riots, Supreme Court rulings impact Utah?
Utahns and Americans witnessed last week two minority groups in the midst of major societal change. One is arguing for the ultimate recognition before the U.S. Supreme Court, while Read more»
Sunday, May 3 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Anniversary of the Lusitania prompts reflection on its role in history
The hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania should prompt people to remember the role of the ship, and America, in World War II. Read more»
Sunday, May 3 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
Will civics test help boost dismal Nation’s Report Card?
Now the law in six states, including Utah, a civics test requirement for high school graduation is designed to get schools to focus on information vital to democracy. Read more»
Thursday, April 30 2015 11:30 a.m. MDT
Involve the homeless on their own behalf, rather than leave them out of the public policy equation
With considering public policy for the homeless, we shouldn't discount the importance of including the key stakeholders — the taxpayers and the homeless themselves —in the Read more»
Saturday, May 2 2015 12:15 a.m. MDT
The pathway to change in American capitalism
It’s a pity political processes in the U.S. leave many citizens disillusioned with America’s founding ideology. Read more»
Monday, May 4 2015 7:30 a.m. MDT
We're becoming a nation afraid of free speech
That's a lot of turf to cover in a column, but the unifying theme is that we are slowly becoming a nation that pays greater heed to sensitivity than truth and that prefers the comfort Read more»
Wednesday, April 29 2015 11:55 a.m. MDT
If rioters sincerely want change, they need to stand down now
Baltimore's recent story is at least three separate tales. But the time has come to focus on justice, which will not be possible unless things start to settle down. Read more»
Tuesday, May 5 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT
As Utah's GOP looks to an Internet presidential primary in 2016, be cautious, inclusive in adopting online voting
Online voting can be in the future of U.S. elections. But we have yet to resolve the issues of how we include rather than exclude. We also must guarantee that everyone’s vote Read more»
Wednesday, May 6 2015 12:00 a.m. MDT


Going up to Jerusalem
The notion of "ascending" to Jerusalem reflects not only the city's location on a mountain ridge but also its status as the once and future site of a temple of the Lord. Read more»
Thursday, April 30 2015 5:00 a.m. MDT
Founding member of SEAL Team Six shares journey to LDS Church
Frank Phillips was a founding member of one of the United States military’s closest, most elite families: the Navy’s SEAL Team Six. During his 16 years as a SEAL, Phillips Read more»
Wednesday, April 29 2015 11:55 a.m. MDT
Yes, we're religious — we're Republicans
Over the past few weeks, several leaders of Utah’s Republican Party have been floating ideas about ways to protect the party’s brand. Some have suggested interviewing candidates Read more»
Sunday, May 10 2015 12:31 a.m. MDT
7 kids, 7 missions, one college, no debt
Their track record of hard-work, service and cheerful well-being is what makes this family stand out. Read more»
Thursday, May 7 2015 10:27 a.m. MDT


Cursing in ‘Avengers 2’ and other shows kids watch is no joke
There’s a running gag in the “Avengers” sequel about profanity, and it’s pretty funny until it ends on an obvious and unfortunate note. Read more»
Thursday, May 7 2015 6:35 p.m. MDT
Blake Lively is mesmerizing in 'The Age of Adaline'
It’s a movie to savor. It’s a movie to ponder. It’s “The Age of Adaline.” Read more»
Thursday, April 30 2015 8:41 p.m. MDT
Like mother like son: Family similarities appear in surprising ways
After a recent rainstorm, I was surprised to see that my son and I had the very same idea. Read more»
Tuesday, May 12 2015 5:35 p.m. MDT
Celebrating the unique motherhood of adoption
This Mother's Day, I'm rejoicing in the love and unique bond between a birth mother and an adoptive mother. Read more»
Wednesday, May 6 2015 7:00 a.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»
Thursday, April 30 2015 6:56 p.m. MDT
For Mother's Day, consider recommitting to fatherhood
Mother's Day is a good time for fathers to give the gift that their spouses really want — recommitting to being more involved with the kids, prioritize parenting a little higher Read more»
Wednesday, May 6 2015 1:07 p.m. MDT
Wiring your brain for happiness
Springtime always brings a lift to our spirits, but if that isn’t enough to drag you out of the doldrums, keep reading. Even if you’re over-the-moon happy it may be worth Read more»
Thursday, May 7 2015 12:53 p.m. MDT
6 things my mother never taught me
While growing up and eventually becoming a mother of five, I've recognized many things that, thankfully, my mother never taught me. Read more»
Sunday, May 10 2015 11:30 a.m. MDT