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Politics

Legislative meeting at the Utah Capital building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman & Kincart: Fund the Utah State Legislature

By KC Ellen Cushman and Sydney Kincart November 11, 2021

  In February 2021, when Utah had extra revenue, 34% of Utahns wanted it to be spent on education and another 28% said all wage earners should receive a tax cut. But we should have considered using...

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Bringhurst: Let Billionaires Foot the Bill for Space Travel

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer November 5, 2021

  Space exploration is an increasingly profitable sector and billionaires are cashing in. Since Elon Musk’s success with SpaceX, other entrepreneurs have hopped on the train — Richard Branson...

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Linnabary: Taiwan Is a Country

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer November 5, 2021

  On Oct. 25, 1971, the United Nations (U.N.) passed resolution 2758. This resolution expelled Taiwan (Republic of China) from the U.N. and replaced it with the People's Republic of China. At the...

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Linnabary: The US Administrative State Has Too Much Power

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer October 30, 2021

  We often take the separation of powers for granted since the United States has strategically placed checks and powers designated to each government branch. The fallout of the 2020 election exemplifies...

Spider webs stretch across sage brush and rabbit brush on either side of the causeway at Antelope Island State Park in Syracuse, Utah on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Linnabary: BLM Headquarters Move Equals More Beltway Bureaucracy

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer October 20, 2021

  The Biden Administration is moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) back to Washington D.C. The decision was made in lieu of the Trump Administration's controversial choice...

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Forth: This Shouldn’t Be Controversial, but Biden Won

By Kate Forth, Opinion Writer October 14, 2021

  Despite President Joe Biden being in office for over 9 months, the validity of the 2020 presidential election results is still being questioned. Some Republican lawmakers have fueled this...

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Brown: Rethink Gambling in Utah

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer October 14, 2021

  When I think of gambling, I think of the time I went to Las Vegas 10 years ago. I remember the smell of stale cigarettes and the casino floor filled with people anchored to the slot machines. Gambling...

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Linnabary: The Case for The Family Security Act

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer October 3, 2021

  The American family is in crisis. One of America's most robust social institutions has started fading away. Marriage rates steadily decline, and the phrase “broken family” — referring to...

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Hibben: Apologies for Military Mistakes Are Not Enough

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer September 30, 2021

  On Aug. 29, the United States military fired a drone missile in Afghanistan — a “righteous strike.” But really, this was a tragic mistake, killing 10 civilians, 7 of which were children. The...

Arches National Park, near Moab. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronical)

Linnabary: Utah’s Economic Growth Depends on the Outdoors

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer September 23, 2021

  In Utah, outdoor recreation contributes roughly $6.4 billion to the economy and employs 83,000 people. It is also recognized as the primary driver of Utah’s budding tourism industry. That...