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Cushman: Party-Run Primaries Present Problems

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer November 6, 2019

Faith in American institutions has been on a decline since 1958, when the National Election Study first began polling about trust in the government. The amount of Americans who believe they can trust their...

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Edwards: False Advertising Pitches Term Limits as a Simple Solution

By Sheely Edwards, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2019

  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...

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Cushman: Democratic Impeachment Efforts May Help Trump in 2020

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer October 16, 2019

Amid the influx of news following the announcement by House Democrats of their impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, it can be hard to keep up with what is happening in American politics. Considering...

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Starr: An Efficient Census is Necessary For Effective Democracy

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer October 1, 2019

When the Constitution was drafted and ratified by the Founders, they decided that direct taxation and each state’s number of representatives would be determined by population. The apportionment procedure...

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Edwards: For Those Frustrated with National Chaos, Local Politics is a Better Focus

By Sheely Edwards, Editor-in-Chief August 30, 2019

  Last November, over 75% of all active, registered voters in Utah turned out to vote in the 2018 Midterm Elections. Tens of thousands of new voters were registered across the state, and hundreds...

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Edwards: Prop Four Can Reduce Gerrymandering Problems. Utah Legislators Should Keep It As Is.

By Sheely Edwards, Editor-in-Chief July 28, 2019

  Last November, Utah voters passed three ballot initiatives, one of which was Proposition Four — an anti-gerrymandering initiative that establishes an independent redistricting commission to...

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Reese: Mass Incarceration is a Form of Voter Suppression

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer July 21, 2019

  It is no secret that the United States federal government — as well as state governments across the country — has a history of implementing laws to prevent communities of color from exercising...

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Edwards: The Manipulative Motive Behind a Census Citizenship Question

By Sheely Edwards, Editor-in-Chief July 14, 2019

  In preparation for the decennial census, the Federal Government has to prepare and print more than 1.5 billion sheets of paper to be mailed out in 2020. Printing begins six months early in order...

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Edwards: Want to Improve Presidential Elections? Make the Debates Less Entertaining

By Sheely Edwards, Editor-in-Chief July 2, 2019

  The dynamics of the 2016 general election are best summarized with an excerpt of a CNN article from September of 2016: “Trump dismissed Clinton's foreign policy record by accusing her of being...

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Chavez: Elizabeth Warren For Utah

By Paij Chavez, Opinion Writer June 24, 2019

  Although Utah is a deep red state well-known for its conservative voting record, it is now expected to have a larger voice in the nomination of future presidential candidates. Thanks to S.B....