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Hibben: The End of the Grand Old Party

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer June 3, 2021

  The Republican Party is facing an evolution after former President Donald Trump divided the party with his aggressive rhetoric. Respected Republican leaders like John McCain and Mitch McConnell...

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Alexander: We Need Critical Race Theory

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer June 1, 2021

  It’s been one year since George Floyd died and our nation demanded an end to police brutality against Black people. Our institutions, policies, laws and daily lives came under scrutiny as we...

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Reese: My Last Take — Student Journalism Matters

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer May 10, 2021

  It feels weird to finally reach the finish line of my undergraduate education and write my last piece for The Daily Utah Chronicle. I began opinion writing at the Chrony in the summer of 2019...

The Park Building at the top of President's Circle, where the U administration works. (Chronicle archives)

Reese & Shadley: The University of Utah is Not a Democracy, but It Can Be

By Isaac Reese and Will Shadley April 30, 2021

  In 2021, undemocratic systems of government are almost universally viewed as indefensible. Democratic elections are popular across the world, with 78% of people from 38 countries supporting some...

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Soter: Evangelical Vaccine Hesitancy Must End

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer April 28, 2021

  Last summer, I wrote a piece about the ironic correlation between the pro-life and anti-mask movements. It was a poignant oxymoron. Here was a right-leaning (therefore inherently Christian) group...

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Shadley: The 40-Hour Workweek Isn’t Working

By Will Shadley , Opinion Writer April 27, 2021

  The Ford Motor Company shifted from a 48-hour workweek to a 40-hour workweek in 1914 — and for 107 years in America, we haven’t seriously considered the possibility of reducing the standard...

Members of the music industry support the BLM protests that have followed George Floyd's death.

Cushman: Stop Using Tear Gas On Protesters

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer April 26, 2021

  Last summer, major racial protests took place after cases of police brutality came to light. It was an emotional time that forced me to reassess my privilege. It was disturbing enough to confront...

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Hibben: Utah is Doing All the Wrong Things for Women

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer April 25, 2021

  A new law passed in Utah requires fathers to pay for half of pregnancy expenses, placing greater financial responsibility on men. The bill, H.B. 113, was introduced as a “pro-life” measure...

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Reese: Abolish ASUU to Establish a New Kind of Student Democracy

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer April 23, 2021

  I recently listened to an episode of New York Times opinion writer and co-founder of Vox Ezra Klein’s podcast, "The Ezra Klein Show" where he talks with political scientist Hélène Landemore...

Demonstrators raise their fists in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in front of the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: The Fight For Justice Is Not Over

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer April 21, 2021

  In a landmark decision, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder for the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old Black man whose death sparked nationwide outrage...

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