Brigham Young University

Generation Gap

Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah, ambassador to China, and potential presidential contender, used to play the keyboard in a prog rock cover band called Wizard. In fact, he dropped out of high school, temporarily, in favor of music practices in a warehouse on the outskirts of Salt Lake City.

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With all the hullabaloo surrounding Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell and Joe Miller during the midterms, it was easy to lose track of some equally conservative, but less flamboyant, candidates. And it seems safe to say that no Tea Partier had more success while garnering less national attention than Mike Lee. While running for Senate, the 39-year-old Utah Republican proposed dismantling the Department of Education and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Utah’s three large metropolitan areas generated more than $10 billion dollars worth of exports in 2008.  At 11.2 percent of the metros’ total production, this equated to an export intensity almost one full percentage point higher than that of the nation’s top 100 metro areas.

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Mormons and Money

Alan Wolfe on Mitt Romney, his church, and the culture of prosperity.

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Parent Trap

Jon Cohn on how Mitt Romney un-became his father.

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Have Faith

From 2007, Richard Bushman denies that Mormons are uniquely predisposed to faith-based governance.

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The Big Test

Damon Linker's 2007 article looks into the religious implications of a Romney presidency.

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Sects Appeal

Molly Worthen argues in 2006 that Mormons are moving towards the Christian and political mainstream in their public relations.

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Stormin' Mormon

John Judis on Mitt Romney's 1994 challenge to Ted Kennedy.

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