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Alvarado: The Senate Does Not Reflect the American Public

Alvarado: The Senate Does Not Reflect the American Public

By Andrea Alvarado

November 21, 2018

  The United States Congress is a complex, confounding and controversial creature. This branch of government appeared to hold a special place in the hearts the Founding Fathers, who dedicated the entire Article I of the Constitution to a detailed definition of the powers and responsibilities...

Brown: Studying Abroad Helped Me Confront My American Identity for the Better

Brown: Studying Abroad Helped Me Confront My American Identity for the Better

By Jacob Brown

November 16, 2018

  An ideological tug-of-war is being waged over those who hold the power to define what it means to be American and to have an American identity in the 21st century. Feeling dismayed and unsettled, many of us watch our society's political devolution into tribalist echo chambers, zero-sum extremism,...

Alvarado: Brazil’s Election Proves Democracy is in Danger

Alvarado: Brazil’s Election Proves Democracy is in Danger

By Andrea Alvarado

November 14, 2018

  On October 7th, Brazil joined the list of countries that have elected representatives with authoritarian tendencies. The newest sensation among global extremist right-wing groups is Jair Bolsonaro — also known infamously as “Brazil’s Trump.” At the beginning of Bolsonaro's campaign, any no...

Petersen: Transgender People Cannot Be Erased

Petersen: Transgender People Cannot Be Erased

By Josh Petersen

November 14, 2018

  Transgender people cannot be erased. For some, this might sound obvious. A person’s gender identity is an inherent, undeniable part of who they are, and to treat transgender people with respect and dignity is not a radical political choice — it’s basic human decency. All that transgender...

Petersen: Moderate Republicans Have Failed to Stand Up to Trump

Petersen: Moderate Republicans Have Failed to Stand Up to Trump

By Josh Petersen

November 11, 2018

  To put it mildly, we are at a particularly alarming moment of a particularly alarming presidency. On Aug. 21, Paul Manafort, the former chairman of the Trump campaign, was found guilty of financial fraud. This includes a failure to disclose his involvement with a pro-Russia political group ...

Brown: The Blue Wave?

Brown: The Blue Wave?

By Jacob Brown

November 6, 2018

  Nearly two years have gone by since Donald Trump took control of the White House in the 2016 presidential election. Starting from the night of that election until now, hundreds of analyses have tried to pinpoint the exact conditions that led to the upset, though one factor is unanimously clear...

Petersen: Prop 3 Saves Lives

Petersen: Prop 3 Saves Lives

By Josh Petersen

November 2, 2018

  This November, Utahns will have the chance to vote for a new United States senator, four new members of the House of Representatives and many other important statewide and local races. In one of the most consequential elections in American history, it's essential to register to vote and make your voice heard. Luckily, thousands of Utahns are registering to vote fo...

Alvarado: The Case for Diversity in Politics

Alvarado: The Case for Diversity in Politics

By Andrea Alvarado

October 22, 2018

The United States is the oldest democracy in history. Unfortunately, the country also has one of the lowest voter turnouts amongst developed democracies in the world. It seems that Americans are discouraged and disinterested in the candidates themselves when it comes to politics and more involved in the...

Barron: Breastfeeding: Drawing Controversy From Necessity

Barron: Breastfeeding: Drawing Controversy From Necessity

By Morgan Barron

October 21, 2018

  During the World Health Assembly the first week of July, the American delegation tried to use President Theodore Roosevelt’s “big stick diplomacy” in efforts to declaw a resolution that encourages breastfeeding for infants. These diplomats first sought to use official channels to remove sections th...

Braden: Find an Appetite for Truth

Braden: Find an Appetite for Truth

By Paul Braden

October 10, 2018

The era of fake news has long been upon us. Almost every media outlet that we encounter, such as newspapers, magazines and national news stations, conspires to elevate one communal goal: to delude, defraud and dilute factual truth in hopes of filling the heads of the hopeless with well-manicured vers...

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