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Braden: SLC’s Dirty Little Secret

Braden: SLC’s Dirty Little Secret

By Paul Braden

November 20, 2017

Salt Lake City has been described by visitors as a medium-sized, exceptionally clean and perhaps suspiciously friendly city. It offers a lower than national-median cost of living, and it provides unparalleled access to some of the best skiable acreage and other natural resources in the country. A...

Braden: Why Trade Schools are a Good Idea

Braden: Why Trade Schools are a Good Idea

By Paul Braden

November 18, 2017

For those who aspire to find success in life, achieving at least an undergraduate degree at an accredited university tops the list of challenges. The idea that our desired endeavors of the future are contingent upon earning a diploma, has been ingrained in our minds from an early age. Questions of what...

Braden: Concealed Carry: A Solution to Gun Violence?

Braden: Concealed Carry: A Solution to Gun Violence?

By Paul Braden

November 13, 2017

Few conversation topics in this country have the same power to both enrage and isolate opposing participants, like the subject of gun control and gun-related deaths does. While one side argues that a lack of firearm restrictions is directly proportional to an increase in gun-related deaths, another popular...

Braden: Nation’s Worst Driving: Utah Crashes Into Top Spot

Braden: Nation’s Worst Driving: Utah Crashes Into Top Spot

By Paul Braden

November 13, 2017

A routine commute through Salt Lake City's residential streets and freeways, never ceases to supply a healthy dose of construction zones, salt corroded potholes and scenes of traffic accidents — both big and small. Slow drivers in the fast lane, illegal u-turners and the seemingly defective blinkers...

Braden: Climate Change: Another Testament of Science

Braden: Climate Change: Another Testament of Science

By Paul Braden

November 13, 2017

Among voting-eligible Americans, there seems to be an increasing rate of skepticism or even disgust towards the scientific community. Skepticism has always been and always should be a vital part of the American psyche, but a noticeable shift towards arguing the inarguable and rejecting the researched...

Braden: Rating Issues With “Rate My Professors”

Braden: Rating Issues With “Rate My Professors”

By Paul Braden

October 29, 2017

Modern culture's appetite for ranking and grading has reached an inevitable critical mass. The desire to catalog every waking moment of our lives, rate it on a five-star scale and submit a proud travelogue can only be satiated by a dependency on the experiences of others. In today's consumer-driven market...

Braden: Echoes From A Concerned Snowflake

Braden: Echoes From A Concerned Snowflake

By Paul Braden

October 27, 2017

There is no denying the current divided state of our country. Partisanship seems to have elevated to an almost toxic level, making one's party affiliation a proverbial face tattoo to nearly fifty-percent of the population. Healthy debate and open dialogue between parties has reached a stalemate, ...

Braden: Fake News: An Innocent Outcry or Dangerous Trend?

Braden: Fake News: An Innocent Outcry or Dangerous Trend?

By Paul Braden

October 19, 2017

These days it's hard to consume your preferred news source without encountering the newly popularized phrase "fake news." After a seemingly innocuous appearance at a White House press conference in 2016 for the then President-elect, most Americans probably thought very little of its potential...

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