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President Donald J. Trump, joined by United States Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan and Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan Department of Homeland Security, visit the border area of Otay Mesa, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, a neighborhood along the Mexican border in San Diego, California. (Photo by Shealah Craighead | Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Reese: Immigrants Need System Reform, Not Exploitation

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer April 9, 2021

  Sen. Mike Lee and other Republican leaders have blamed President Biden for creating a crisis at the United States-Mexico border with the recent increase in migration from Central America —...

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Cushman: It’s Time for the GOP to Encourage Women Leaders

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer April 7, 2021

  Recently, more than half a dozen women from the Salt Lake County Republican Party have spoken out about the toxic environment they experienced within their party. Though more and more women have...

Inversion in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

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Shadley: The University of Utah has a Moral Obligation to Divest from Fossil Fuels

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer April 6, 2021

  In the 1970s and 80s, student activists at the University of Utah advocated for the divestment of the university’s endowment from corporations that supported the oppressive policy of apartheid...

Joshua Seeley, wears his mask out and about to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma & Saifee: Don’t Wait, Just Vaccinate

By Zahra Saifee and Sasha Poma April 6, 2021

  After a year of COVID-19 health restrictions, Utah is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccine administration is on the rise as hundreds of Utahns receive the vaccine daily....

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Reese: Labor Unions and Environmentalists Should Work in Solidarity

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer April 5, 2021

  Organized labor and environmentalists are widely viewed as being at odds with each other. The Dakota Access Pipeline is a good example of their recent conflict, where two major unions endorsed...

Protester with a sign for George Floyd at the Utah Capitol on June 4, 2020. (Ivana Martinez | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Don’t Let Black Lives End in Vain

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer April 2, 2021

  I was 11 years old and living near Ferguson, Missouri, when Michael Brown was shot in the back six times by police officer Darren Wilson. I saw firsthand the outrage in the community following...

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Hibben: Why Do Utah Lawmakers Think the Pandemic is Over?   

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer April 1, 2021

  Across the nation, many red states have started to end mask mandates, responding to the frustration of so-called “anti-maskers” that the government imposing mask mandates is a step too far....

Utah State Capitol on April 2, 2020. (Photo by Abu Asib | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Why Is Utah Lifting the Mask Mandate before Vaccinating At-Risk Groups?

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer March 25, 2021

  When I was 9 years old, I was diagnosed with asthma. My diagnosis wasn’t surprising since it runs in my family, but even so, it has been a struggle I’ve had to navigate for the majority of...

Salt lake resident shows their support for Biden-Harris presidency on Thursday, October 29th, 2020. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Don’t Be Lenient on Biden

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer March 21, 2021

  As the stress of November’s election came and went and President Joe Biden was inaugurated, I found myself breathing a sigh of relief. Finally, finally, for many on the left, it felt like we...

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Reese: Sacrifice the Senate Filibuster to Save Democracy

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer March 18, 2021

  The Senate recently passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill along party lines. During the debate surrounding the bill, the Senate parliamentarian — an unelected government...

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