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Reese: The NCAA should boycott BYU

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By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

April 26, 2020

  Brigham Young University is a private institution and has used this status to legally discriminate against LGBTQ+ members of its student body. This has caused severe mental and spiritual harm to LGBTQ+ students. BYU is infamous for its honor code that regulates the personal life of all BYU stude...

Reese: Universal Basic Income Isn’t Radical

Isaac Reese says that universal basic income could have lessened the economic and public health crises of COVID-19. (Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

April 12, 2020

  The world is teetering under the mortal and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of necessary social distancing practices, a massive recession is expected to hit the world and U.S. economies. Panic and mass hysteria have consumed the U.S. population as people hoard supplies nece...

Reese: The Self-Sabotaging DABC Should No Longer Control Utah’s Alcohol Industry

The Utah State liquor store on July 11, 2018. (Photo by Justin Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

March 1, 2020

  If there is anything new visitors learn about Utah, it’s that our state has an interesting relationship with alcohol. Utah’s infamous "Zion curtains" — barriers to block customers’ ability to see alcoholic drinks being made in restaurants — were a source of ridicule before their fall. Karao...

Reese: Utah Deserves a State Flag That Reflect Its Beauty

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

February 28, 2020

  Utah is a unique state, often recognized for being the land of Mormons, green Jell-O, great skiing, fry sauce and national parks. Our state is a weird place and holds an odd spot in American history. When we make the news, it is never for anything like the horror stories that come out of Florida. Utah’s...

Reese: Progressives Need to Think Local Before Taking On Moderates Like McAdams

Congressman Ben McAdams (left) stands with U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

January 18, 2020

  Many centrist Democrats are facing progressive challengers in 2020, inspired by the wins of progressives such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar. Rep. Ben McAdams has attracted a challenge from progressive Daniel Beckstrand, a first-time political candidate. I applaud the guts it takes to r...

Reese: Hate Speech Creates True Threats

Reese: Hate Speech Creates True Threats

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

January 15, 2020

  “Hate speech is not free speech” is a common refrain in debates over the protections and limitations of the First Amendment. Most hate speech, however, is decidedly protected by the First Amendment and the Supreme Court’s past verdicts. In order for hate speech to be unprotected by t...

Reese: Homeless Utahns Are Being Ignored

Outside the Road Home on Rio Grand Street in Salt Lake on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.  (Photo by Adam Fondren | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

January 12, 2020

There is a moral failure across the streets of the United States, as people experiencing homelessness are constantly forced to wander without access to needed resources while being harassed by law enforcement. Homelessness has recently become a heated topic within Salt Lake City, and recent tensions...

Reese: Utah’s 2020 GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Have A Rocky Primary Ahead

Former Governor Jon Huntsman speaking at CPAC FL in Orlando, Florida. (Courtesy Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons)

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

December 23, 2019

As the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries are heating up, so too are several state-wide races. Most notable to Utahns is Utah’s 2020 gubernatorial race. An announcement by Jon Huntsman’s campaign to reclaim the governorship has rattled the prospects of the other Republican primary candidates. Huntsman has joined Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, Salt Lake County Co...

Reese: Cox And Other Leaders Should Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is On Homelessness

The Safe Space Welcome Center at the Road Home on Rio Grand Street in Salt Lake on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (Photo by Adam Fondren | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

December 15, 2019

“I’m a conservative and Republican because I care about people,” said Lt. Governor Spencer Cox said at the 2019 Washington County Republican’s Convention. But perhaps Cox’s statement should be taken with a grain of salt, especially after his recent actions in support of closing the Road Home. The...

Reese: University of Utah Campus Police Endanger The Students Under Their Protection

(Cartoon by Izzy Schlegel | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

November 27, 2019

Earlier this month, the Salt Lake Tribune published two stories illuminating the wrongdoings of the incompetent and untrained University of Utah campus police department. These issues come as no shock to many U students, and the murder of Lauren McCluskey following the negligence of campus police will for...

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