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Politics

Transgender youth sit on the steps at the Utah State Capitol on March 24, 2022 as the crowd surrounding them chanted We love you. (Photo by Carlene Coombs | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Democrats Fail To Protect Trans Rights

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer June 30, 2022

  In the 1950s and 60s, the Democratic party championed itself as the party for civil rights. They successfully passed the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act to secure racial desegregation....

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Cowley: Jan 6 Insurrection Hearings Are Discouraging

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer June 23, 2022

  Almost a year and a half has passed since the Jan. 6 attack on our country’s Capitol. Five months later, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formed a committee to investigate the actions leading up...

The Utah State liquor store on July 11, 2018. (Photo by Justin Prather | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Mendenhall: LDS Church Influences State Liquor Laws Once Again

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer June 20, 2022

  Several changes were made to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control during Utah’s last legislative session. The most recent change in liquor laws occurred on June 1 of this year. These...

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Lezaic: Gun Violence is a Symptom of White Supremacy and Capitalism

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer June 18, 2022

  Every day, we see reports of more mass shootings. Politicians offer thoughts and prayers with no action to back them up. Democrats and Republicans point fingers at each other as if their negligence...

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Lezaic: The Trucking Industry Is Corrupt

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer June 3, 2022

  Despite their crucial contributions to our lives, truckers remain an overlooked section of the workforce. They transport $671 billion worth of products each year and carry the economy on their...

Demonstrators march up the steps of the Utah State Capitol in protest of the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade in Salt Lake City on May 5, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cowley: I Feel Powerless

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer May 24, 2022

  The last couple of years have been incredibly taxing. Time and time again, I feel as if our government makes decisions that benefit only a select few. COVID-19 continues to spread and has mutated...

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Lezaic: Stop Celebrity Worship Culture

By Angela Lezaic, Opinion Writer May 24, 2022

  This year we witnessed the popularly anticipated Met Gala trending right alongside Roe v Wade. As people reeled from the possibility of the government taking away bodily autonomy, images of celebrities...

The crowd of demonstrators embrace while protesting the potential overturn against Roe v. Wade at the Utah State Capitol on May 5, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Supporting Salt Lake Communities Post Roe v. Wade

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer May 23, 2022

  Americans stare into an uncertain future after the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion revealed intentions to overturn Roe v. Wade. Utah and other red states have passed trigger laws to make abortion...

Local Mormon church near Foothill Drive on Sunday, July 11, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Open Your Heart to Non-traditional Mormon Stories

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer May 12, 2022

  In 1984, Ron and Dan Lafferty murdered their sister-in-law Brenda Lafferty and her 15-month-old daughter in their American Fork home. Ron Lafferty claimed revelation from God prompted him to...

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Hibben: Overturning Roe v. Wade Threatens Our Democracy

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer May 8, 2022

  A leak from inside the U.S. Supreme Court told millions of women their right to privacy and reproductive health care will be eviscerated. The explicit draft majority opinion written by Justice...