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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle


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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...

Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaks at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah Campus on Dec. 13, 2018.

(Photo by: Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle).

Alexander: Want Life to Go Back to Normal? Vote for Biden

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Editor September 29, 2020

  The novel coronavirus continues to bring out the best and worst in our political leadership. With a surge in outbreaks and the anticipation of a second wave of the virus, US citizens are becoming...

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gives a speech on the state of the Republican nomination for president at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Thursday, March, 3, 2016. (Tara Lincoln, Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Republicans Should Block Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 27, 2020

  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known as a pioneer of women’s rights. Now though, for many on the left, Justice Ginsburg will also be remembered for her death in the midst of...

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Barron: Vote Biden to Fulfill the White Horse Prophecy

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer September 22, 2020

  In the June 1976 edition of the Ensign Magazine, D. Michael Stewart, a historian at BYU, chronicled a prophecy said to have been made by Joseph Smith in 1840, “This nation will be on the verge...

Republican Headquarters in Salt Lake City on Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 (Photo by: The Daily Utah Chronicle).

Barron: Don’t Vote for Utah’s RNC Republicans

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer September 8, 2020

  Three Utah politicians played major roles in the recent Republican National Convention — two of whom are seeking office this November. Senator Mike Lee proudly cast Utah’s 40 Republican delegate...

A Utah State Board of Education office in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Party Politics Have No Place in Public Education

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 4, 2020

  This year, Utah’s ballot for the state school board election has party labels next to each candidate’s name. A 2019 Utah Supreme Court ruling has allowed school board candidates to run affiliated...

Barron: A Vote for Ben McAdams Is a Vote for Utah

Barron: A Vote for Ben McAdams Is a Vote for Utah

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer September 1, 2020

  A recent Deseret News poll found that the race for Utah’s Fourth Congressional District (UT-04) is tied up, with 35% of voters supporting Ben McAdams, the Democratic incumbent, and 35% supporting...

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Letter to the Editor: How Utahns Can Vote During a Pandemic

By Lauren Harvey August 30, 2020

  With the 2020 Election rapidly approaching and increasing doubts that are circulating about the efficacy and security of voting by mail, knowing the voting laws of one’s state is as important...

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McGrath: They Don’t Want You to Vote — Go Anyways

By Mackenzie McGrath August 27, 2020

  As election day nears, many fear how voting will be impacted during a pandemic, especially when our own president is attacking a federal system that we use to deliver and receive mail-in ballots....