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Starr: The Legislature Should Increase the Consequences for Firearm Serial Number Violations

Starr: The Legislature Should Increase the Consequences for Firearm Serial Number Violations

By Kennedie Starr

July 18, 2019

  Last month, Utah state legislators and stakeholders held this year’s first meeting of the Criminal Code Evaluation Task Force. The purpose of this group is to study and make recommended changes to criminal penalties in the Utah Code related to aggravated murder, tax fraud and other crimes....

Chavez: Romney’s Teeter-totter on Trump Should Bounce Back Toward Impeachment

Chavez: Romney’s Teeter-totter on Trump Should Bounce Back Toward Impeachment

By Paij Chavez

July 17, 2019

It’s very disappointing to watch a leader who once stood with so much conviction ⁠— specifically speaking out against someone they see as unsafe for our country ⁠— later walk back on those values for political gain. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney vocally criticized then-candidate Trump during the 2016 election....

Edwards: The Manipulative Motive Behind a Census Citizenship Question

Edwards: The Manipulative Motive Behind a Census Citizenship Question

By Sheely Edwards

July 15, 2019

  In preparation for the decennial census, the Federal Government has to prepare and print more than 1.5 billion sheets of paper to be mailed out in 2020. Printing begins six months early in order to ensure that the questionnaire is ready in time. So far, it seems that the Trump administration has m...

Reese: Close the Camps

Reese: Close the Camps

By Isaac Reese

July 13, 2019

  It is undoubtable that the U.S. government and U.S. border patrol are currently placing thousands of migrants into what should be considered concentration camps. Since Donald Trump was elected, the U.S. government has become responsible for at least 24 deaths within these camps, seven of them children. They are also responsible for the effects of the inhumane immigration policies perpetrated by the Trum...

Rush: Journalism Has a Glaring Lack of Philosophical Inquiry

Rush: Journalism Has a Glaring Lack of Philosophical Inquiry

By Nicholas Rush

July 4, 2019

  Ever wondered why the corporate press is so apathetic in their not-so-hot pursuit for the truth? Professor Emeritus of Language Reading and Culture at the University of Arizona, Kenneth Goodman, has. In 1989, Goodman penned an article titled “Issues in the Profession, Journalism and Philoso...

Edwards: Want to Improve Presidential Elections? Make the Debates Less Entertaining

Edwards: Want to Improve Presidential Elections? Make the Debates Less Entertaining

By Sheely Edwards

July 3, 2019

  The dynamics of the 2016 general election are best summarized with an excerpt of a CNN article from September of 2016: “Trump dismissed Clinton's foreign policy record by accusing her of being 'trigger happy and very unstable.'" Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton's communications director, shot back at Trum...

Chavez: Elizabeth Warren For Utah

Chavez: Elizabeth Warren For Utah

By Paij Chavez

June 24, 2019

  Although Utah is a deep red state well-known for its conservative voting record, it is now expected to have a larger voice in the nomination of future presidential candidates. Thanks to S.B. 242 - Presidential Primary Amendments, a primary election will now be held in Utah on March 3, 2020, or Super T...

Rush: Iran Violated UN Security Council Resolution 2231 — Then Nothing Happened

Rush: Iran Violated UN Security Council Resolution 2231 — Then Nothing Happened

By Nicholas Rush

June 12, 2019

  It's difficult to imagine any point of the United Nations Security Council when their “legally binding” resolutions are blatantly ignored. According to the U.N. themselves, their resolutions passed by the Security Council are legally binding: “In general, resolutions adopted by the Security Council acting ...

Barron: Moderates Like McAdams Are Crucial to Democratic Majority, Ocasio-Cortez Is Not

Barron: Moderates Like McAdams Are Crucial to Democratic Majority, Ocasio-Cortez Is Not

By Morgan Barron

June 12, 2019

Rep. Ben McAdams is not the "coolest” politician on the Hill. His social media accounts are underwhelming when compared with that of his his famous colleague, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. His online presence is approachable and reminiscent of a friendly neighborhood dad — in that his kids probab...

Rush: The Unholy Alliance Between the Navient Corporation and the Department of Education

Rush: The Unholy Alliance Between the Navient Corporation and the Department of Education

By Nicholas Rush

June 11, 2019

  It seems as if the for-profit corporations endowed with servicing student loans are asleep at the helm as those in the D.C. crow’s nest rest in a similar slumber. Students with loans are captives on this boat, as the student loan balances of 44 million people soar to $1.5 trillion. On February 14, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of the Inspec...

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