The Daily Utah Chronicle

Barron: Kim Coleman Wants To Bring The Swamp To UT-04

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

  Last July, Congressman Ben McAdams (D-Salt Lake City) had the highest approval rating of any member of Utah’s congressional delegation. Analysts credited this high rating to the bipartisan image McAdams has cultivated while serving in D.C. While McAdams “enjoys approval from both sides of the a...

January 23, 2020

Crofts: Free Speech Does Not Exclude Hate Speech

By Porter Crofts, Opinion Writer

  There is a growing misconception on college campuses, in the media and among the left that hate speech is not free speech. The belief that there should be restrictions on free speech is a dangerous one but not particularly...

January 22, 2020

Dalley: Democrats Shouldn’t Abandon Their Progressive History

By Nathan Dalley, Opinion Writer

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...

December 16, 2019

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

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer

  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 attract...

January 18, 2020

Starr: Don’t Endanger the Environment For the ‘Gram

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

  Nature photography is a beautiful form of expression, and powerful, pocket-accessible devices like cell phones make it easy for most people to try nature photography themselves. These images can inspire others to...

January 18, 2020

Moran: Lying About Emotional Support Animals Makes It Harder For Those Who Actually Need Them

By Serena Moran

  Animals have been used to service humans for centuries, but the use of dogs for therapy has only been developed within the past couple of decades. To obtain a service dog, a person needed to have a distinct disability...

January 23, 2020

Rush: Freedom of the Press is Under Attack, and Trump is Not to Blame

By Nicholas Rush

Centralization of media is antithetical to democratic principles. The concentration of power, influence and ownership erode what constitutes a democratic society. We have antitrust laws in the United States in order to e...

September 25, 2019

Christopherson: Mike Lee Made a Good Point. He Still Shouldn’t Be Reelected.

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

  In a time when nearly every Republican in Congress appears to have thrown their morals out the window in favor of blind loyalty to Donald Trump, the bar for political courage is extremely low. That might be why...

January 22, 2020

Cushman: ‘Politically Correct’ Laws Take Substantive Steps Toward Equality

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

  In November 2020, Utahns will have the opportunity to approve a state constitutional amendment that would remove slavery as an option for the punishment of a crime. The amendment proposed in Representative Sandra Hollins’ H.J.R. 8 may come across as a...

January 18, 2020

Edwards: False Advertising Pitches Term Limits as a Simple Solution

By Sheely Edwards, Assistant Opinion Editor

The United Utah Party recently launched a ballot initiative campaign to impose limits on state elected officials in Utah. If passed in November 2020, “Unite 4 Term Limits” would limit state legislators to 12 years of ...

November 6, 2019

Scott: Horror Movies Can Teach Kids As Well As Scare Them

By Elise Scott, Opinion Editor

Each time a new scary movie comes out, I know to expect a call from my teenage siblings. It doesn’t take much for a teaser trailer to capture their imagination — especially if the movie involves characters their age —...

November 13, 2019

Maxfield: The Porn Crisis No One Is Talking About

By Lynda Maxfield

  Many states are following Utah’s lead and declaring pornography to be a public health crisis. Certainly, porn consumption is linked to a host of societal breakdowns, including the illegal, wrongful exploitation of...

January 25, 2020

Chavez: Utah Jails Replacing Visits With Video Calls Is An Inhumane Mistake

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer

In 2015, the Utah State Legislature passed legislation to create significant criminal justice reform. Governor Gary Herbert said their goal was “to reduce recidivism, maximize offenders success in becoming law-abiding c...

November 26, 2019

Swanson: How to Talk Politics at the Holiday Table

By Gavin Swanson, Opinion Writer

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...

December 3, 2019

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