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Taking a 'Leap of Faith' in Bennett's book on the origins of the Book of Mormon
Former Sen. Bob Bennett wrote a surprisingly good book about the Book of Mormon while serving in the United States Senate. Read more»
Thursday, April 28 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
How about a tamale while you wait?
At Victor's Tires, you can take care of your car and your stomach. Read more»
Sunday, April 24 2016 6:10 p.m. MDT

Sports

Recent hearings on rules violations offer lessons in sportsmanship, rules and the purpose of high school sports
Two recent UHSAA hearings on rules violations offer lessons in sportsmanship, rules and the purpose of prep sports. The only thing that matters more than having well-crafted rules in Read more»
Sunday, April 24 2016 11:00 p.m. MDT
A new worry — and a familiar face — will greet Jazz
Though Utah beat Minnesota three of four times last season, the hiring of a new coach and general manager makes the Timberwolves one team that could leapfrog past the Jazz into the Read more»
Tuesday, April 26 2016 7:04 p.m. MDT
So, another Kaufusi goes hybrid with hoops and gridiron? Let it rip
It isn't that Corbin Kaufusi has decided to give football a try, it's that the BYU football coach pestered him to give it a try. Everyone is a winner with this Kaufusi's decision to Read more»
Wednesday, April 27 2016 8:40 p.m. MDT
Enough already about the NFL draft
Had enough of the endless and pointless speculation about the NFL draft? Thursday's draft can't come soon enough. Read more»
Tuesday, April 26 2016 6:05 p.m. MDT
What the Boston Marathon has done for me
Boston is special to most people for the obvious reasons: high qualifying standards, historic course, the celebration. But Boston is more than that to me. Read more»
Sunday, April 17 2016 8:55 p.m. MDT
Weber State's 'Smitty' made me want to be a better person
Jeff Smith is unquestionably one of the most beloved people ever associated with Weber State athletics. So it seemed only fitting that Smith, who died from complications of leukemia Read more»
Saturday, April 23 2016 8:15 p.m. MDT

Opinion

Bryce Harper is our own Mickey Mantle
My nonbaseball friends are forever puzzled by my devotion to the game. I agree entirely with them about the irrationality of fandom. Read more»
Sunday, April 24 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
Confronting Saudi Arabia's sponsorship of radical Islam
A bipartisan bill is progressing through Congress that revokes the legal immunity typically given to foreign nations when such nations are found culpable for terror attacks that kill Read more»
Thursday, April 28 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
Political parties and representatives for a republic, not a democracy
At this very moment, nationally and here in Utah, some attack political parties or political processes on the grounds that they are "undemocratic." They say this as a form of complaint. Read more»
Sunday, April 24 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
What happened to Utah's famous niceness?
So political discourse in Utah will be at higher temperatures for the next several cycles. Thank goodness. Protesters against the BYU Honor Code should not have all the fun. Read more»
Sunday, April 24 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
The gift of Trump's ramshackle campaign
Voters can only surmise what Trump is hiding by refusing to release his tax returns, and can only guess how much he is exaggerating his wealth, or how much he has made from the money Read more»
Thursday, April 21 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
Utah's homeless problem still rages
What will city and county leaders accomplish as they find new shelter sites? Will they merely move the disaster surrounding the current shelter elsewhere? Read more»
Thursday, April 28 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT
We need an education renaissance
Like today’s successful organizations, the governance structure should be restructured so it is clear who is responsible and accountable for public education, instead of no one Read more»
Sunday, April 24 2016 6:09 p.m. MDT
Credit cards: Love them and hate them
Credit cards are a very powerful factor in our economies. They can literally be life-savers. Read more»
Tuesday, April 26 2016 12:00 a.m. MDT
Karma tastes rich in new, humane economy
We raise 70 billion animals a year globally for food. If the human population inflates to 9.6 billion by 2050, as expected, and demand for meat continues to grow, we'll need to look Read more»
Friday, April 29 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT
Note to self: The downside of growing old is nothing compared to the joy
As I watch my children jostle a bit to figure out where they fit in and what they want to be in the bigger world around them, I can't help celebrating some of the joys that come with Read more»
Tuesday, April 19 2016 12:15 a.m. MDT
Medical marijuana issue will damage Democratic gubernatorial campaign
It is becoming increasingly apparent that Democrats who want to take back the governor’s chair will have to wait another four years for a candidate who doesn't reinforce stereotypes Read more»
Wednesday, April 27 2016 12:10 a.m. MDT

Faith

Saying goodbye to loved ones is a mixed blessing
I've never liked saying goodbye. But a recent experience taught me that saying goodbye is better than the alternative — and life can still be grand. Read more»
Wednesday, April 27 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Why your physical and spiritual workouts have more in common than you might think
A few weeks ago, I returned to the gym after what we’ll call a “personal hiatus.” It was just long enough to be awkward when I walked back in the heavy glass doors, Read more»
Tuesday, April 26 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Simplicity and splendor, a marriage made in heaven
As a boy, I was taught to be wary of lavish displays. Simplicity trumped splendor, I was taught. The ordinary didn’t need to be ornate. But I’ve since made peace with all Read more»
Wednesday, April 27 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
What a family history trip and cattle teach about connections
Cattle and people are not all that different. We need someone who loves and cares about us, and they need us to care about them, dead or alive. When we’re connected, our road Read more»
Thursday, April 21 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
Man tricked into thinking he had died and gone to heaven, found humiliated, standing in bushes
April 1 gets me thinking about pranks and the time someone made me think I had died and gone to heaven. Read more»
Friday, April 1 2016 4:50 p.m. MDT

Family

Sweet, insightful independent film 'East Side Sushi' on DVD this week
The low-budget, independent film “East Side Sushi,” a sweet little movie that deserves to be seen, is on DVD this week. Read more»
Thursday, April 28 2016 7:27 p.m. MDT
When to buy a better car
I want you to save up cash and get a really nice, barely used car. I never advise buying a brand-new car unless you have a net worth of at least $1 million. Read more»
Wednesday, April 27 2016 5:00 a.m. MDT
How I degrade myself as a mom with this one word
I send a subtle message every time I say "I'm just a mom" or "I just have two kids." Read more»
Monday, April 25 2016 7:30 p.m. MDT
Top parenting ideas — The repenting bench
Every parent with two or more children has faced the challenge of fighting, bickering, arguing, or, as it is sometimes gently described, “sibling rivalry.” Read more»
Tuesday, April 19 2016 6:20 p.m. MDT
Lessons for aging gracefully
Americans are good at many things, but we’re dismal at the aging process. Here's what we can do to make it better. Read more»
Tuesday, April 19 2016 7:20 p.m. MDT