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Braden: Should The U.S. Spread the Wealth?

Braden: Should The U.S. Spread the Wealth?

By Paul Braden

April 17, 2018

Crises abroad that cause starvation, homelessness and economic burdens serve as haunting reminders of just how fortunate Americans and citizens of other wealthy nations are to have won the geographic lottery through birth. Headlines that depict national disasters, tribal warfare and devastating drought...

Braden: Third Party Votes Just Symbolic Gestures

Braden: Third Party Votes Just Symbolic Gestures

By Paul Braden

April 17, 2018

Presidential elections have a habit of inciting a special type of vitriol not normally attributed to the potentially more impactful, but certainly less acknowledged local elections. Through dividing discourse, frequently backed by our impassioned ignorance, we candidly support our candidates and seek...

Braden: Vetting Research in the Internet Age

Braden: Vetting Research in the Internet Age

By Paul Braden

April 11, 2018

The overabundance of available information in recent times, both fact-based and otherwise, has made sifting through the weeds to determine truth a task itself. However, the pursuit required to follow the source-trail of a particular claim should be regarded as the lesser of two modern consequences induced...

Braden: Partisanship Causes Confusion About DACA

Braden: Partisanship Causes Confusion About DACA

By Paul Braden

April 9, 2018

Last September saw the end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program better known as DACA, and as a result of its undue closure, many hardworking, educated immigrants will soon be forced to make a decision. Their choice will be to stay in the U.S. illegally after their deferment has expi...

Braden: Perception and Experience Fall Short of Defining Morality

Braden: Perception and Experience Fall Short of Defining Morality

By Paul Braden

April 4, 2018

A simple click of the TV remote through the seemingly endless number of broadcast news stations might elicit different reactions based on the viewer. For some, frustration is the overwhelming sentiment. For others, sorrow and regret are the predominant feelings associated with how current events are...

Braden: The Opioid Crisis Also Affects Students

Braden: The Opioid Crisis Also Affects Students

By Paul Braden

April 2, 2018

Late last year during a White House Press event, President Trump decided to fulfill one of his long anticipated campaign promises: to declare the opioid crisis in America a “National Emergency.” Well, sort of. Because of the legal statutes involved with the attributing agencies assigned to handle...

Braden: Trump Suggests the Government Skip Due Process and “Take Guns First”

Braden: Trump Suggests the Government Skip Due Process and “Take Guns First”

By Paul Braden

March 14, 2018

Late last month Donald Trump, populist candidate turned U.S. President known for championing the Second Amendment, sent shock waves through Washington when he announced his feelings (at the time) about what should be done to combat gun violence in this country. After a comment made by Vice President...

Braden: Salt Lake: The Next “Silicon Valley”?

Braden: Salt Lake: The Next “Silicon Valley”?

By Paul Braden

March 12, 2018

The Salt Lake Valley was described by early settlers as being a cricket-infested, barren landscape devoid even of the lumber needed to build a proper settlement. Over 170 years later, this religiously homogeneous mecca of the West has blossomed into a vibrant metropolis that has seen significant growth...

Opinion Desk: Gun Control: Not an Issue for Congress to Face Alone

Opinion Desk: Gun Control: Not an Issue for Congress to Face Alone

By Nicholas Coleman, Connor Richards, Emma Tanner, Shaelyn Barber, and Paul Braden

March 9, 2018

Gun control has been a hot topic recently as gun violence and related tragedies have become more common. But as much of America’s cries for stricter firearm laws go unanswered, it makes sense to consider some potential regulatory options that don’t depend on Congress’s mandates. We’ve asked...

Braden: Illegal Immigration is Down, but Support for the Border Wall Remains

Braden: Illegal Immigration is Down, but Support for the Border Wall Remains

By Paul Braden

March 6, 2018

Immigration as a political talking point has seen increased levels of popularity in today’s polarized discourse. For the right-wing, there appears to be a superstitious fear regarding illegal immigrants as one of our nation’s top threats, while the left denies a problem exists at all. Both positions...

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