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Elections

Location of the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate at the University of Utah on Sept. 25, 2020 (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Nelson: Presidential Candidates Should Target Their Audience in the Debates, Not Each Other

By Paige Nelson, Opinion Writer October 12, 2020

  November 3rd, 2020. This will be one of the most important elections in our nation's history. Now just weeks from election day, America will get to witness its presidential candidates take the...

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Weglinski: Debates Remind Us That Politicians Are Just People

By Sonia Weglinski, Opinion Writer October 12, 2020

  Last Monday the University of Utah announced the randomly selected winners to attend the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate. The drawing pool started roughly with 4,200 students and then dwindled...

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Editorial: We Can Make a Difference This Fall Despite a Discouraging Election

  This election cycle has been exhausting to say the least. The nation is deeply polarized and many of us despise Trump but are disappointed that Joe Biden is the Democratic nominee. Voter suppression...

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Cushman: The VP Debate Exposed American Voters’ Flawed Focus

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer October 11, 2020

  Kamala Harris and Mike Pence kept a strong focus on their running mates during this week’s vice-presidential debate. This choice was not unique — vice presidential candidates often spend...

The vice presidential debate on Oct. 7, 2020 at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle.)

Barron: Vote for Economic Recovery, Vote Biden-Harris

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer October 9, 2020

  No one was surprised that the economy was one of the nine topics selected for discussion during Wednesday's Vice Presidential Debate. With 12.6 million Americans currently unemployed and future...

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Alexander: Trump’s End of Term Antics Show He’s Not Fit to Lead

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer October 7, 2020

  For over 200 years, the United States has been a democracy. It started as one, and it will end as one. But when the President of the United States threatens this fundamental aspect of our nation,...

(Fire in Neff Canyon on Sept. 22, 2020 | Photo Courtesy of Sue Oldroyd)

Weglinski: Presidential Debates Must Focus on Climate Change

By Sonia Weglinski, Opinion Writer October 7, 2020

  The giant Metronome digital clock in New York recently revealed a new message. Curated by climate activists Andrew Boyd and Gan Golan, the display screen now flashes an unnerving reality: “The...

Advertisement for the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate on the Student Union at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on September 28th 2020. (Photo by Camille Rousculp | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma: How to Navigate Today’s VP Debate

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor October 7, 2020

  For those who haven’t heard, the vice presidential debate will be held at Kingsbury Hall today, Oct. 7. Students at the U and Utahns alike have a chance to be more civically involved in this...

President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden face off in Cleveland, OH on Sept. 29, 2020.

Kincart: Ableism Has No Place in Political Critique

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer October 6, 2020

  After Tuesday’s presidential debate, ableist commentary and opinions were again a large part of the post-debate discussion. Viewers criticized former Vice President and current Democratic Nominee...

Advertisement for the 2020 Vice Presidential Debate on the Student Union at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on September 28th 2020. (Photo by Camille Rousculp | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma: Fellow Undecided Voters, We Need to Make a Decision

By Sasha Poma, Assistant Opinion Editor October 6, 2020

  With all of the challenges we’re facing in 2020, our vote has never mattered more. Yet around half of eligible Americans don’t cast a ballot during election season, and the rate is even lower...