Jul 3, 2019 10:00 pm MDTAmericans would rather talk about religion than politics during the holiday. Here's why A recent survey on the state of political discourse in the United States said most Americans find talking politics is not worth the tension it can cause as political conversations have become more negative, less fact-based and less substantive.
Matt is an enterprise team editor. Before, he wrote about faith — how it is lived, how it intersects with society and how current trends affect religious practice. He has worked for more than 12 years as an editor, most recently a managing editor in Deseret Media Companies' News Division. Matt has been with Deseret News for more than 20 years as a reporter and editor. He also worked for the Associated Press in Salt Lake City. He graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in economics and journalism.
Jun 30, 2019 10:38 pm MDTUtah Sen. Mitt Romney just got a primer on international religious freedom from Ambassador Sam Brownback Sen. Mitt Romney received a personal invitation this week to attend next month's State Department gathering here on religious freedom — along with a talking point to convey to the foreign officials he would meet.
Jun 28, 2019 11:56 am MDTFormer jailed pastor tells international religious freedom panel that Christianity viewed as national threat in Turkey Formerly jailed Pastor Andrew Brunson talked about his ordeal in Thursday's hearing. He said as Turkish media and government continue to smear him, he loves the people and believes Turkey is ripe for "spiritual harvest."
Jun 4, 2019 10:19 am MDTSen. Mitt Romney shifts focus from Russia to China as America's greatest security threat In his first speech on the Senate floor, the freshman Republican from Utah joined the growing hostile rhetoric against China by calling it not only an economic foe but a military threat.
May 29, 2019 5:38 pm MDTMueller had a warning for every American. Will you pay attention? Special counsel Robert Mueller's last words were an ominous warning leading up to the 2020 general election: "There were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election. And that allegation deserves the attention of every American."
May 20, 2019 10:31 pm MDTThere's growing pressure to legalize banking for marijuana businesses. Does it matter for Utah? Utah's state treasurer is helping lead the campaign to get Congress to allow banks to service marijuana-related businesses without running afoul of federal money laundering laws.