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Head to Head: The Fight to Fill the Supreme Court

Photo by Mark Fischer, courtesy of Creative Commons
September 29, 2020

After the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republicans and Democrats both race to fill -- or create new -- seats in the Court.

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

Photo by Gage Skidmore, courtesy of Creative Commons
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...

Cushman: Republicans Should Block Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

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)
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...

Soter: Hire an Artist of Color, Destroy a Racist Monument

Attendee writes an Angela Davis quote in chalk at Washington Square Park for the Juneteenth celebration in Salt Lake City on June 19, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)
September 9, 2020

  Fallen Monument Park in Moscow, Russia is full of statues of communist leaders, like Stalin and Lenin, who ruled Russia during the Soviet era. The park now commemorates the lives lost because...

Barron: Keep Talking about Re-Nicknaming the U

The Native American eagle headdress that was displayed on stage during the Solidarity Rally against racism at Washington Square Park in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)
August 25, 2020

  In late June, the Salt Lake Tribune published an opinion piece by Christopher Mead, a University of Utah employee, arguing that the U needs to retire the Ute nickname as our communities reckon...

Cushman: Confederate Monuments Are an Affront to Equality and Democracy

An obelisk, donated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1961, commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Big Bethel. (Courtesy U.S. Air Force)
August 12, 2020

  In Germany, illegally displaying Nazi symbols is punishable with jail time. Displaying a swastika is not only a cultural taboo but can also be a crime because Germany has decided that Nazi symbolism...

Poma: What’s in a Name? More than Institutions May Realize

Members from the Ute Indian tribe performa a ritual dance during the game vs. the Washington Huskies at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, October 29, 2016. | Chronicle archives
August 12, 2020

  Over the past few months, the powerful resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement has reignited discussions about racism in the United States – including cultural appropriation. Within...

Barron: Stay Home from National Parks this Summer

Arches National Park near Moab, Utah. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronical)
June 3, 2020

  During winter break, my family and I planned a trip to Yosemite for late July. We booked an Airbnb, discussed how to split up the drive and I set a reminder in my calendar to apply for a hiking...

Cushman: Utah Should Reopen Its National Parks

Zions National Park in Springdale. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)
May 27, 2020

  Unacast, a location data analysis firm, has given grades to each state in order to measure how well they have implemented health protocols to stop the spread of COVID-19. Utah scored a D, one...

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