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Cushman: Governor Spencer Cox, A Year Later

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer December 2, 2021

  In April 2020, I wrote a piece explaining why I would cast my ballot for Spencer Cox in the Utah gubernatorial race, despite our different ideologies. I saw a politician willing to stand against...

Bringhurst: Find Creativity in the Chaos of Capitalism

Bringhurst: Find Creativity in the Chaos of Capitalism

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer December 2, 2021

  Capitalism is exhausting. Young people today talk about how working a mind-numbing corporate position or food service job stifles their creativity and prevents their personal growth. Millennials...

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Buening: What You Need to Know About COP26

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer December 1, 2021

  In 1995, the first Conference of the Parties (COP) was held. Since then, world leaders have gathered to collaborate on solutions to the climate crisis. The 26th United Nations Climate Change...

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Edwards & Shadley: Building Better Boundaries

By Sheely Edwards and Will Shadley November 30, 2021

  Against the wishes of the Salt Lake community, Utah Republicans have chosen to prioritize their job security over genuine representation. Utahns voted for an independent commission to redraw...

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Hibben: A Roe v. Wade Reversal Could Mean the End of an Unbiased Supreme Court

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer November 20, 2021

  This December, the Supreme Court will start hearing arguments of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which challenged a Mississippi law that would ban abortion after 15 weeks. Jackson...

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Buening: Toxic Communication Equals a Toxic Political Environment

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer November 19, 2021

  I’m an opinionated person. If you are too, you understand the uncomfortable situations being opinionated can land you in. Maybe you also anticipate a loaded Thanksgiving dinner debate with...

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Cushman: U.S. Anti-Tax Rhetoric Blocks Good Tax Policy

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer November 19, 2021

  As a kid, my parents prepared their tax forms every tax season and always complained about the same thing. They constantly told me how much I would hate taxes when I grew up, and that taxes were...

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Linnabary: It is Finally Infrastructure Week

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer November 18, 2021

  Since the passing of The American Rescue plan, every week has been infrastructure week. Since the passage of the nearly $2 trillion stimulus package, the Biden administration has promised to...

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Buening: Fossil Fuel Corporations Subvert Democracy

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer November 12, 2021

  On Oct. 28, 2021, executives from four major oil companies appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Under oath and before Congress, the leaders of ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron...

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Alexander: Shooting to Incapacitate Should Not Be Controversial

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer November 12, 2021

  A new reformative policy is circulating police conversations — “shoot-to-incapacitate.” Shooting to incapacitate means to aim for the arms, legs or pelvic area to wound a person and...