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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Elections

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...

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Burton: Don’t Ignore Foreign Policy This Election

By Logan Burton, Opinion Writer October 6, 2020

  Foreign policy is a very important aspect of politics. It dictates how the United States trades with other countries, how we cooperate in organizations like the United Nations and the North Atlantic...

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Soter: America Needs Biden-Harris Healthcare Policies

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer October 6, 2020

  We’re heading into the 2020 election amid the healthcare crisis that is COVID-19. And with the vice presidential debate rapidly approaching, it’s critical for us to understand our candidates’...

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Reese: A Biden-Harris Presidency Could Mean More Unionized Student Workers

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer October 6, 2020

  Unions have always been an important force in politics. They are the reason we have weekends, lunch breaks and other basic protections in the workplace. Employers did not offer these conditions...

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McGrath: You Can’t Care about the Constitution and Vote for Trump

By Mackenzie McGrath, Opinion Writer October 6, 2020

  From Donald Trump’s creation of the US Space Force to his arranging a $130,000 hush payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels (more than he paid in federal income taxes in 2016), the last four...

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)

Cushman: Presidential Debates Are Not Hard Enough

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer October 5, 2020

  In previous elections, presidential debates have influenced the majority of Americans’ votes. They offer a platform for presidential candidates to share their platforms and demonstrate why...

People cast their votes during the Midterm Elections 2018 at the Salt Lake County Building in Salt Lake City, UT on Tuesday Oct. 23, 2018.
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Letter to the Editor: Why You Should Vote

By Riel Desaulniers October 2, 2020

  Why is voting so important in America? There is a lot of history about voting in the U.S. and in many ways, it starts at our country’s origin. One of the biggest grievances that our founding...

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Reese: Progressives Need to Take Back the Judiciary

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer October 1, 2020

  Donald Trump has, in his first term alone, appointed 25% of all active federal judges. His influence on the judicial branch will be felt for generations to come. Because federal judges have life-tenure,...

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McGrath: Your Voice Matters to Republican Leaders –– Until It Doesn’t

By Mackenzie McGrath, Opinion Writer September 29, 2020

  Led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the vultures that are Republican officials have been watching and waiting for the next pillar of American democracy to croak and die on the side...