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Politics

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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...

Police Officers assemble outside of The University of Utah in Salt Lake on October 7th, 2020. (Photo by Jake Stranzl | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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...

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Hibben: Trump’s Desperation Has Hit an All-new Low

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer November 11, 2021

  Attempts to investigate the planning and execution of the January 6th insurrection attack have been thwarted by former President Donald Trump. The House committee in charge of investigating...

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Linnabary: There Is Renewed Hope for the GOP

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer November 11, 2021

  Not many can say that their childhood bedroom was decorated with GOP elephants, but I can. My dad was very involved with politics, so some of my core childhood memories are at campaign events....

Legislative meeting at the Utah Capital building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman & Kincart: Fund the Utah State Legislature

By KC Ellen Cushman and Sydney Kincart November 11, 2021

  In February 2021, when Utah had extra revenue, 34% of Utahns wanted it to be spent on education and another 28% said all wage earners should receive a tax cut. But we should have considered using...

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Bringhurst: Let Billionaires Foot the Bill for Space Travel

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer November 5, 2021

  Space exploration is an increasingly profitable sector and billionaires are cashing in. Since Elon Musk’s success with SpaceX, other entrepreneurs have hopped on the train — Richard Branson...

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Linnabary: Taiwan Is a Country

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer November 5, 2021

  On Oct. 25, 1971, the United Nations (U.N.) passed resolution 2758. This resolution expelled Taiwan (Republic of China) from the U.N. and replaced it with the People's Republic of China. At the...