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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Politics

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Linnabary: The US Administrative State Has Too Much Power

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer October 30, 2021

  We often take the separation of powers for granted since the United States has strategically placed checks and powers designated to each government branch. The fallout of the 2020 election exemplifies...

Spider webs stretch across sage brush and rabbit brush on either side of the causeway at Antelope Island State Park in Syracuse, Utah on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Linnabary: BLM Headquarters Move Equals More Beltway Bureaucracy

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer October 20, 2021

  The Biden Administration is moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) back to Washington D.C. The decision was made in lieu of the Trump Administration's controversial choice...

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Forth: This Shouldn’t Be Controversial, but Biden Won

By Kate Forth, Opinion Writer October 14, 2021

  Despite President Joe Biden being in office for over 9 months, the validity of the 2020 presidential election results is still being questioned. Some Republican lawmakers have fueled this...

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Brown: Rethink Gambling in Utah

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer October 14, 2021

  When I think of gambling, I think of the time I went to Las Vegas 10 years ago. I remember the smell of stale cigarettes and the casino floor filled with people anchored to the slot machines. Gambling...

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Linnabary: The Case for The Family Security Act

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer October 3, 2021

  The American family is in crisis. One of America's most robust social institutions has started fading away. Marriage rates steadily decline, and the phrase “broken family” — referring to...

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Hibben: Apologies for Military Mistakes Are Not Enough

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer September 30, 2021

  On Aug. 29, the United States military fired a drone missile in Afghanistan — a “righteous strike.” But really, this was a tragic mistake, killing 10 civilians, 7 of which were children. The...

Arches National Park, near Moab. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronical)

Linnabary: Utah’s Economic Growth Depends on the Outdoors

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer September 23, 2021

  In Utah, outdoor recreation contributes roughly $6.4 billion to the economy and employs 83,000 people. It is also recognized as the primary driver of Utah’s budding tourism industry. That...

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Forth: Utah Legislators Should Work to Reduce Gun Violence

By Kate Forth, Opinion Writer September 22, 2021

  As of this article, the third anniversary of the murder of Lauren McCluskey, a University of Utah student, draws near. Her ex-boyfriend shot her to death on campus on Oct. 22, 2018. This tragedy’s...

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Brown: The Need for Ranked Choice Voting

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer September 22, 2021

  American politics face a problem: politicians can win elections with less than a majority vote. If a candidate can’t scrape together approval from more than half of eligible voters, we shouldn’t...

A woman holds a Womens Rights are Human Rights sign during Womens March on the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday Jan. 23, 2017. (Rishi Deka, Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening: Follow the Leader to Achieve Gender Equality

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer September 16, 2021

  This summer, I wrote about Utah’s dreadful women’s issues stigmatization problem. At the time, a 2020 WalletHub study placed Utah in last place for women’s equality in the country. In this...