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Pollution plume from Siberia mixing with clouds in the Arctic in July 2012. Contour lines indicate carbon monoxide concentrations. Ice clouds appear blue and liquid clouds appear white and gray. Credit: MODIS/NASA/Quentin Coopman.

Linnabary: Utah Leaders Should Embrace The Baker-Shultz Plan

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer September 15, 2021

  The Sixth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, has released its sixth series of reports on the climate crisis. The Guardian said the report...

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Bringhurst: Joe Rogan is Spreading Dangerous COVID-19 Misinformation 

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer September 14, 2021

  A typical day in Joe Rogan’s life starts at the gym, followed by mushroom coffee and supplements such as creatine and Alpha Brain. He sticks to a strict diet founded in “primal” eating. Dude-bros...

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Alexander & Hibben: Texas’ Abortion Laws Are Horrific

By CJ Alexander and Aya Hibben September 14, 2021

  Texas legislators recently passed a horrific bill prohibiting abortions after six weeks, before most women even know they are pregnant. With narrow exceptions for health complications,...

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Linnabary: Utah’s Alcohol Laws Affect Our Liberty

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer September 9, 2021

  Before I moved to Utah, people who lived here consistently warned me about Utah's unorthodox laws around particular activities and substances. After I visited Utah before moving here, I truly...

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Cushman: A Biden Impeachment Would Be an Attack on Democracy

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 9, 2021

  During his campaign, President Joe Biden promised to end costly wars in the Middle East, a promise he made good on when he decided to end the two-decades long conflict in Afghanistan. However,...

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Shadley: The Child Tax Credit Taught Us That We Need a Basic Income

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer September 7, 2021

  When United States President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Child Tax Credit temporarily increased from an annual credit of $2,000 per child to $3,600 and $3,000 for...

Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox speaking at the inauguration of Ruth Watkins, 16th president of the University of Utah.(Photo by: Justin Prather | The Utah Chronicle)

Forth: In an Hour of Need, Cox Did What Biden Wouldn’t

By Kate Forth, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  Recently, Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital and United States’ last remaining military base in Afghanistan, fell to Taliban control. Now that the U.S. is withdrawing entirely from Afghanistan,...

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, Opinion Writer 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...