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Dalley: Democrats Shouldn’t Abandon Their Progressive History

Dalley: Democrats Shouldn’t Abandon Their Progressive History

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

December 16, 2019

Multiple establishment Democrats have criticized their further left colleagues directly and indirectly over the past year, claiming that their perceived ideological extremity will cost Democrats the 2020 elections. Nancy Pelosi attacked multiple recently elected progressive Congressmembers saying, “All these peop...

Dalley: Universities Should Not Host Speakers Who Play Fast and Loose With Facts

Dalley: Universities Should Not Host Speakers Who Play Fast and Loose With Facts

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

November 20, 2019

Our commitment to freedom of speech is directly tested when that speech is coming from someone we disagree with. The University of Utah felt this in 2017 when Ben Shapiro was invited by the group Young Americans for Freedom to speak on campus. Shapiro was met with protests and many student groups called for him...

Dalley: The LDS Church Should Be Careful Not to Abuse the Important Power it Holds in Utah

Dalley: The LDS Church Should Be Careful Not to Abuse the Important Power it Holds in Utah

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

October 24, 2019

As a person who has lived in the state of Utah while being a part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a non-member, I have had personal experience with the flaws within the separation of church and state. Utah has a large ​religious majority​ and it is only fair that those views...

Dalley: Inequality Is Not the Issue You Think It Is

Dalley: Inequality Is Not the Issue You Think It Is

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

October 4, 2019

  One of the hottest issues for the 2020 presidential candidates is economic inequality. Those who eagerly watch presidential debates root for their candidate or hope to find inspiration should keep this issue, which has rapidly driven many Americans into poverty, at the forefront of their mind....

Dalley: Gay Former Conversion Therapists Can Keep Their Apologies to Themselves

Dalley: Gay Former Conversion Therapists Can Keep Their Apologies to Themselves

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

October 3, 2019

Conversion therapy is attempting change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Also known as “reparative” therapy, conversion therapy employs a variety of techniques to “correct” LGBTQ+ people, such as ice cold showers, social isolation, physical pain and even electroshock treatment. This practice has been...

Dalley: No Apology Will Come To LGBTQ Latter-day Saints

Dalley: No Apology Will Come To LGBTQ Latter-day Saints

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

September 29, 2019

In a recent address to a crowd at Brigham Young University, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stated that, “The truth is, however, that in the beginning — in the beginning — marriage was ordained by God! And to this day it is defined by Him as being between a man and a wom...

Dalley: Media Forces Independent Women To Take a Back Seat

Dalley: Media Forces Independent Women To Take a Back Seat

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

September 25, 2019

Women who are intelligent and independent have always been spoken about in degrading ways that don’t constitute an equitable society. Often, women are treated as if they can do no right, and their natural talent and expression is often ignored. Women have historically been offered limited op...

Dalley: U Students Should Better Utilize Their Public Transit Passes

Dalley: U Students Should Better Utilize Their Public Transit Passes

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

September 6, 2019

  On any given morning during the school year, a mass of University of Utah students and faculty step onto public transportation. In fact, around one-third of faculty and students ride public transit to campus every day. UTA and the U have worked as a partnership before the first TRAX line e...

Dalley: Physician-Assisted Death Should Be a Legal and Viable Option for End of Life Care

Dalley: Physician-Assisted Death Should Be a Legal and Viable Option for End of Life Care

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

June 6, 2019

  "A physician shall always bear in mind the obligation to respect human life.” This statement can be found in the International Code of Medical Ethics within a section that describes the duties of physicians to patients. A good doctor practices from a position of respect toward human life wi...

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