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Sonnenberg: Why Women Still March

Sonnenberg: Why Women Still March

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

January 30, 2019

  The 2019 Women’s March has been roiled by accusations of anti-Semitism and questions about the effectiveness of public protests. Regional and local marches also struggled with the appropriateness of marching despite controversial revelations about some national organizers and the large proportion of white women attending...

Alvarado: The Real Danger is White Supremacy, Not Refugees

Alvarado: The Real Danger is White Supremacy, Not Refugees

By Andrea Alvarado

January 29, 2019

  Although Fox News and President Trump have marketed the immigrant caravan as the greatest threat to the safety of America, the truth is that we should be worried about not what is outside of our borders, but inside. Legal and illegal immigrants in their majority are not violent criminals preyi...

Are Protests Productive?

Are Protests Productive?

By Josh Petersen

January 27, 2019

In Defense of Public Protest By Josh Petersen Whether it’s colonists dumping tea in the Boston Harbor or Black Lives Matter protesters marching in the streets of Ferguson, protesting has always been an indelible part of American history. While public protest is one of the most well known forms ...

Barron: A Religious Supermajority is Dangerous

Barron: A Religious Supermajority is Dangerous

By Morgan Barron

January 26, 2019

  In the summer of 2017, a man took to Facebook to air his political grievances. While reminiscent of many Facebook feeds, this post was different. First, it was written by former state Senator Steve Urquhart, a Republican from Saint George who served 16 years in state legislature, and second, his ire was direc...

Brown: Nuclear Energy Is the Answer to Climate Challenges, Environmentalists Need to Get the Memo

Brown: Nuclear Energy Is the Answer to Climate Challenges, Environmentalists Need to Get the Memo

By Jacob Brown

January 24, 2019

  All across the country, nuclear power plants struggle to stay profitable. Nuclear energy is currently the largest source of low-carbon power in America, but due to recent advances in natural gas extraction and renewable energy technologies and a reduction of nuclear energy-related subsidies in...

Petersen: Civility is Overrated. Someone Tell Democrats.

Petersen: Civility is Overrated. Someone Tell Democrats.

By Josh Petersen

January 14, 2019

  The midterm elections are over. Let the liberal infighting commence. With a majority in the House of Representatives and a presidential election on the horizon, Democrats must decide how to best confront President Trump. Meanwhile, as political divisions between Americans widen by the day,...

Scott: Identity Politics: A Tool Used by Both Sides

Scott: Identity Politics: A Tool Used by Both Sides

By Elise Scott

December 7, 2018

  The expression of identity within American politics is rife with controversy and conflict. Liberals generally embrace its role in the lives of individuals and social groups, instigate public discussion around the nuance of experience and support candidates from underrepresented demographics. Conservative...

Sonnenberg: Drawing the Line Between Politics and Friendship

Sonnenberg: Drawing the Line Between Politics and Friendship

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

December 6, 2018

  The last couple of years of American politics have been nightmarish. Even in 2014, a year before Donald Trump began his presidential campaign, polarization was at an all-time high — 92 percent of Republicans were more conservative than the median Democrat and 94 percent of Democrats were mo...

Alvarado: Electoral Districts Are a Threat to Democracy

Alvarado: Electoral Districts Are a Threat to Democracy

By Andrea Alvarado

November 27, 2018

  A representative democracy is designed to safeguard the interests of the population. Electoral districts must be redrawn every ten years by the state legislature, which in the state of Utah, has been overwhelmingly Republican. This tradition has allowed Republicans to manufacture districts to fav...

Barron: An Open Letter to Senator Mitt Romney on Public Lands

Barron: An Open Letter to Senator Mitt Romney on Public Lands

By Morgan Barron

November 22, 2018

  Dear Senator-Elect Mitt Romney, Congratulations on your campaign win. I can only imagine the excitement, anxiety and pressure you must feel as you prepare for your first true debut in Washington. In your victory speech given to a jubilant crowd in Orem, you said, “I will work with good men...

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