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Swanson: How to Talk Politics at the Holiday Table

Swanson: How to Talk Politics at the Holiday Table

By Gavin Swanson, Opinion Writer

December 3, 2019

As we steel ourselves to go home and interact with family members for the winter holiday season, we know there are three topics that you don’t bring up at the dinner table — money, religion and politics. You love these people and don’t want to ruin the relationship by challenging their lifestyle...

Swanson: Trump’s Blunder In Syria Reminds Us To Vote For Strong Foreign Policy In 2020

Swanson: Trump’s Blunder In Syria Reminds Us To Vote For Strong Foreign Policy In 2020

By Gavin Swanson, Opinion Writer

November 19, 2019

From the 2018 midterms to the presidential campaigning throughout all of 2019, it feels like American politics has jumped from one election to the next. President Trump has made appearances at rallies throughout the country to make the case that those who sent him to the Oval Office in 2016 should vote...

Swanson: Trump’s War On The Press Feels Familiar

Swanson: Trump’s War On The Press Feels Familiar

By Gavin Swanson, Opinion Writer

November 13, 2019

For any normal politician, attacking important and established American institutions like Congress and the free press would be political suicide. Then again, Donald Trump isn’t like any other American politician. Sure, there are figures who push back and make less-than-flattering remarks about their...

Swanson: Warren Can Rally Democrats, But Can She Win it All?

Swanson: Warren Can Rally Democrats, But Can She Win it All?

By Gavin Swanson, Opinion Writer

November 9, 2019

Biden may still be in the 2020 presidential race, but there are two other frontrunners with a credible shot at winning the nomination — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Warren has had a strong last couple of months and her campaign has shown consistent momentum. Most nationwide polling...

Swanson: People Of The World Unite In Solidarity For The Struggle

Swanson: People Of The World Unite In Solidarity For The Struggle

By Gavin Swanson, Opinion Writer

November 7, 2019

For the last seven months, the protestors of Hong Kong have been fighting one of the most powerful governments in the world. It has been going on for so long that it has changed from a backlash against an extradition bill and developed into a fight for democracy itself. The protestors of Hong Kong have...

Swanson: If You’re Going to be a Single Issue Voter, Please Vote on Health Care

Swanson: If You’re Going to be a Single Issue Voter, Please Vote on Health Care

By Gavin Swanson, Opinion Writer

October 26, 2019

The debate over the future of healthcare has been at the forefront of American domestic policy for over 70 years. It was the number one issue among Democratic voters in 2019 and has been on the top 5 list for decades. Nearly 30 million U.S. citizens do not have health insurance and over 40 million find...

Swanson: Biden’s Viability is Unsustainable. Democrats Ought to Jump Ship

Swanson: Biden’s Viability is Unsustainable. Democrats Ought to Jump Ship

By Gavin Swanson, Opinion Writer

October 21, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden entered the 2020 presidential race at the front of the pack. He was leading the polls even before officially throwing his hat into the ring. On April 25, the day he declared, he was polling at 29.3% and six points ahead of the active front runner at the time — Vermon...

Swanson: House Democrats Have One Shot at Impeachment. It’s Time They Committed.

Swanson: House Democrats Have One Shot at Impeachment. It’s Time They Committed.

By Gavin Swanson, Opinion Writer

October 16, 2019

This impeachment inquiry should’ve been launched on July 24. That is when special counsel Robert Mueller testified before the House of Representatives’ Intelligence and Judiciary committees regarding his report into Russian interference of the 2016 election and the president’s efforts to obst...

H2H: Should Democrats Pursue Impeachment?

H2H: Should Democrats Pursue Impeachment?

By KC Ellen Cushman and Gavin Swanson

October 16, 2019

Two of our opinion writers, KC Ellen Cushman and Gavin Swanson, have different perspectives on the impeachment inquiry that is gripping Washington and the nation. ...

Swanson: Student Fees Belong in Student Hands

Swanson: Student Fees Belong in Student Hands

By Gavin Swanson, Opinion Writer

September 30, 2019

When University of Utah students hear ASUU, they often think of its different boards, the events they host and the student body president. While this is indeed the public face of ASUU, it only constitutes one-third of the organization. ASUU is a student government organization that mirrors our federa...

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