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Politics

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. (Photo by Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hibben: Utah is Doing All the Wrong Things for Women

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer April 25, 2021

  A new law passed in Utah requires fathers to pay for half of pregnancy expenses, placing greater financial responsibility on men. The bill, H.B. 113, was introduced as a “pro-life” measure...

Graphic by Jose Alex Garcia | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Reese: Abolish ASUU to Establish a New Kind of Student Democracy

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer April 23, 2021

  I recently listened to an episode of New York Times opinion writer and co-founder of Vox Ezra Klein’s podcast, "The Ezra Klein Show" where he talks with political scientist Hélène Landemore...

Demonstrators raise their fists in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in front of the Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 4, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Alexander: The Fight For Justice Is Not Over

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer April 21, 2021

  In a landmark decision, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder for the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old Black man whose death sparked nationwide outrage...

The Utah State Capitol Rotunda on Friday, Feb. 12, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Hibben: Prioritize Victims over Politics

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer April 17, 2021

  The United States’ political news is regularly flooded with complaints against politicians for sexual harassment and assault. Andrew Cuomo, Matt Gaetz, President Joe Biden and former President...

Aisles at Harmons grocery store. (Photo by Hailey Danielson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: Utah’s Politicians Choose Hunger for their Constituents

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer April 13, 2021

  Within one mile of my house, there is a Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, Sprouts and two Smith’s. I have a bicycle, free access to UTA through the U, a car, and am able-bodied....

A development project underway off of 500 S and 1300 E in Salt Lake City on October 15th 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee: The Stage is Set for Gentrification in Salt Lake City

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor April 12, 2021

  Utah's population is booming — thanks to economic growth in Salt Lake and Utah counties, and a relatively low unemployment rate despite the pandemic. People from California and other western...

President Donald J. Trump, joined by United States Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan and Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan Department of Homeland Security, visit the border area of Otay Mesa, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, a neighborhood along the Mexican border in San Diego, California. (Photo by Shealah Craighead | Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Reese: Immigrants Need System Reform, Not Exploitation

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer April 9, 2021

  Sen. Mike Lee and other Republican leaders have blamed President Biden for creating a crisis at the United States-Mexico border with the recent increase in migration from Central America —...

(Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: It’s Time for the GOP to Encourage Women Leaders

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer April 7, 2021

  Recently, more than half a dozen women from the Salt Lake County Republican Party have spoken out about the toxic environment they experienced within their party. Though more and more women have...

Inversion in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

(Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The University of Utah has a Moral Obligation to Divest from Fossil Fuels

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer April 6, 2021

  In the 1970s and 80s, student activists at the University of Utah advocated for the divestment of the university’s endowment from corporations that supported the oppressive policy of apartheid...

Joshua Seeley, wears his mask out and about to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Poma & Saifee: Don’t Wait, Just Vaccinate

By Zahra Saifee and Sasha Poma April 6, 2021

  After a year of COVID-19 health restrictions, Utah is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccine administration is on the rise as hundreds of Utahns receive the vaccine daily....