Rod Decker was a Utah political reporter for more than 40 years and is the author of Utah Politics: The Elephant in the Room (Signature Books, 2019). Continue reading “10 questions with Rod Decker”
Joanne Freeman is a professor of history at Yale University and co-host of Backstory Radio. Her latest book is, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War. Continue reading “10 questions with Joanne Freeman”
SALT LAKE CITY — The 2018 midterm elections will be affected by a number of issues, including the Russia investigation, a possible government shutdown, a Supreme Court nominee and more.
Here are five issues that will affect the 2018 midterm elections. Continue reading “5 issues that will affect the 2018 midterm elections”
I recently had the privilege to interview Benjamin E. Park. He is an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston University and is working as a visiting fellow with the Maxwell Institute. Park is the author of “American Nationalisms: Imagining Union in the Age of Revolutions, 1783-1833,” and is researching the political culture of Navuoo, Illinois, in the 1840s.
In March 2018, I had the privilege to interview Emilie M. Townes for “10 questions.” Townes is dean of Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
The Council of Fifty was a secret organization founded by the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1844. The previously inaccessible records — or minutes — kept by the group remained a source of much speculation until they were made public in 2016.
A new book titled The Council of Fifty: What the Records Reveal about Mormon History contains 15 essays about various topics of interest from the minutes of the council.
Among the many insights shared in the book are five fascinating facts about the Council of Fifty minutes. Continue reading “Five fascinating facts about the Council of Fifty”