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Politics

A view of the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City on Saturday, August 21, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: An Inaccessible Government Means Nothing

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer August 25, 2021

  This August, a biennial report from the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights highlighted the U.S. Capitol’s inaccessibility. It identified 1,996 barriers within the Capitol complex, excluding...

Woman holds up Anti-Vaccination sign in Downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday Aug. 22, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: Vaccines are the New Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer August 24, 2021

  The right to choose between receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or not reflects a larger issue in our nation regarding bodily autonomy. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen numerous expressions of...

Evening on University of Utah campus, Thursday in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: BYU Did What the U Cannot

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor August 23, 2021

  The University of Utah and Brigham Young University are preparing for the coming school year. Yet, the Fall 2022 semester brings one shocking difference between the notorious rivals: BYU will...

A Utah State Board of Education office in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. (Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Utah’s Educational Leaders Are Letting Us Down

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer August 19, 2021

  Over the past few months, Utah has made a lot of national headlines. Both our state legislature’s decision to ban the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) in K-12 classrooms and large COVID-19...

A view of the smoke covered peak of Mt. Olympus. Image was taken on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Brown: Wildfires Aren’t Just a Climate Change Issue

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer August 13, 2021

  One of my earliest memories is driving home from a family reunion in southern Utah during a raging wildfire. The stinging smell of smoke and the heat radiating throughout the car is imprinted...

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Brown: America Isn’t All That Bad

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer August 7, 2021

  As the American body politic becomes more polarized, disdain for America grows. According to a YouGov poll, patriotism has unsurprisingly declined significantly in recent years. The country has...

The droughts effect on campus with view towards the Marriott Library on July, 24 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley & Soter: What’s Worth Watering?

By Will Shadley and Theadora Soter July 29, 2021

  With the Great Salt Lake and surrounding areas reaching their lowest water levels ever, we must reevaluate where our limited water supply goes. The historic drought that has caused these low...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Brown: Abolishing the Filibuster Won’t Fix the Senate

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer July 23, 2021

  The United States Senate has a problem. Over the years, the Senate has passed fewer and fewer bills and with the current trajectory, it looks the downward trend will continue. Some people say...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening & Shadley: De-Stigmatizing Climate Policy within the GOP

By Will Shadley and Sarah Buening July 23, 2021

  In 2016, only 2% of people listed climate change as their “most important issue” in determining their pick for president of the United States. Between record-setting wildfire seasons, a global...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart: Another Blow to the Voting Rights Act Should Spark Worry

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer July 21, 2021

  If you know me, you know that I love Election Day. I wanted nothing more than to register to vote on my 18th birthday. I keep my “I Voted” sticker from my first election in my journal. That...