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Politics

Cushman: COVID-19 Proved That Universal Basic Income Is Necessary

Cushman: COVID-19 Proved That Universal Basic Income Is Necessary

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer January 27, 2022

  During the 2020 primary election, Andrew Yang had a unique plan to deal with the economic challenges facing America: Universal Basic Income (UBI). Yang’s UBI plan would give $1,000 each month...

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Linnabary: Governor Cox’s State of the State Address Gives Me Hope

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer January 26, 2022

  On Jan. 20, Gov. Spencer Cox gave his second State of the State address in front of both legislative houses, the Utah Supreme Court and other dignitaries. This speech comes at a time when Utah...

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Cushman: End the Death Penalty in Utah for a Fairer Justice System

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer January 26, 2022

  In 2015, Utah aimed to drastically change criminal justice with House Bill 348. The legislation intended to reduce recidivism and the cost of crime by moving nonviolent offenders away from prisons...

Linnabary: We Need A Better Pundit Class

Linnabary: We Need A Better Pundit Class

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer January 23, 2022

  We like to think our positions on current issues are entirely original, but for many, this isn't true. It can be challenging to find the time to develop an opinion on occupational licensing reform...

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Bringhurst: Higher Education is a Necessity Many Can’t Afford

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer January 23, 2022

  I’m once again infuriated by the cost of higher education as I review my Spring semester tuition payment plan. As a student who works full-time and borrows the maximum amount of student loans...

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Shadley: We Must Stop Commodifying Labor

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer January 18, 2022

  Work has always been an integral part of what it means to be human. Whether work is hunting and gathering, opinion writing or anything in between, we’ve been working for our entire...

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Bringhurst & Buening: COVID-19 is Evolving the American Workforce

By Maggie Bringhurst and Sarah Buening January 2, 2022

  As 2022 rapidly approaches, many of us are still struggling to come to terms with the last two “Covid-era” years. Although completely disorienting, this part of our lives sparked a much-needed...

Linnabary: Chinas Emissions Are Out of Control

Linnabary: China’s Emissions Are Out of Control

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer December 30, 2021

  World leaders, climate scientists and activists recently gathered in Glasgow for the COP26 Conference to show solidarity in preventing and strategizing against climate change. The United States,...

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Alexander: A Message For Our Disappointing Political Leaders

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer December 19, 2021

  In 2020, I started my college experience feeling optimistic, like I could change anything if I wanted to. I planned to study politics at the University of Utah, start a career on Capitol Hill,...

New apartments being built next to Brickyard Plaza as the population continues to increase in Salt Lake City on Nov. 28, 2021 . (Photo by Langley Hayman | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Linnabary: Utah is a Growing State for a Reason

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer December 8, 2021

  America is an ever-changing nation, and a part of the change is shifting populations in our states. In the 2020 Census, Utah was found to be one of the fastest-growing states in the country....