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Swanson: Biden’s Viability is Unsustainable. Democrats Ought to Jump Ship

Swanson: Biden’s Viability is Unsustainable. Democrats Ought to Jump Ship

By Gavin Swanson

October 21, 2019

Former Vice President Joe Biden entered the 2020 presidential race at the front of the pack. He was leading the polls even before officially throwing his hat into the ring. On April 25, the day he declared, he was polling at 29.3% and six points ahead of the active front runner at the time — Vermon...

Rush: Freedom of the Press is Under Attack, and Trump is Not to Blame

Rush: Freedom of the Press is Under Attack, and Trump is Not to Blame

By Nicholas Rush

September 25, 2019

Centralization of media is antithetical to democratic principles. The concentration of power, influence and ownership erode what constitutes a democratic society. We have antitrust laws in the United States in order to ensure fair competition within the free market economy. Monopolies concentrate power, w...

Barron: Romney is No Renegade

Barron: Romney is No Renegade

By Morgan Barron

September 23, 2019

In August, Senator Mitt Romney held a 60 minute town hall at Weber State University in Ogden, where he spent the majority of his speaking time avoiding controversial topics. When asked about federal gun control, Romney dodged the question in his distinctly banal fashion — stating that gun ownership ...

Swanson: Johnson Has Undermined Democracy Under the Guise of Upholding It

Swanson: Johnson Has Undermined Democracy Under the Guise of Upholding It

By Gavin Swanson

September 16, 2019

Vigilance and reading time is necessary just to keep up with all of the goings on that contribute to the daily calamity of American politics. It takes an even more committed enthusiast to keep track of two political crises in two separate nations. I personally enjoy listening to hours of refined Eng...

Rush: Privilege, Not Justice — The Freeing of Sholom Rubashkin (Part One)

Rush: Privilege, Not Justice — The Freeing of Sholom Rubashkin (Part One)

By Nicholas Rush

September 11, 2019

This article is part of a two-part series. Read the second part here.   In such a divided country ⁠— with an even more divided Congress ⁠— it is hard to take issue with bipartisan consensus. Such consensus came over the commuting of the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, owner o...

Reese: Stand in Solidarity with the People of Hong Kong

Reese: Stand in Solidarity with the People of Hong Kong

By Isaac Reese

August 16, 2019

For weeks, the people of Hong Kong have taken to the streets to protest their government and to show support for democracy. People young and old have peacefully protested against the government for allowing influence from mainland China into their local government. The tension began to build when a controversial extradition bill (supported by Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam) was introduced that...

Chavez: Media Literacy is Crucial for America’s Future

Chavez: Media Literacy is Crucial for America’s Future

By Paij Chavez

August 13, 2019

  Media literacy has always been a concern for educators and activists, but with the explosion of social media and online journalism in recent decades, the ability to evaluate what you are reading is crucial to being an informed citizen. With a president who has lied to the American people ove...

Laugh Your Night Away With SLAC’s ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’

Laugh Your Night Away With SLAC’s ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’

By Abigail Raasch

July 22, 2019

  In an effort to “[embrace] this peculiar place we call home,” Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) has yet again given us "Saturday’s Voyeur." This roaring production has come to us as the conclusion of SLAC’s beautiful season and is a tradition of the theater to bring laughter and fun to ...

Chavez: Romney’s Teeter-totter on Trump Should Bounce Back Toward Impeachment

Chavez: Romney’s Teeter-totter on Trump Should Bounce Back Toward Impeachment

By Paij Chavez

July 17, 2019

It’s very disappointing to watch a leader who once stood with so much conviction ⁠— specifically speaking out against someone they see as unsafe for our country ⁠— later walk back on those values for political gain. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney vocally criticized then-candidate Trump during the 2016 election....

Alvarado: Puerto Rico Deserves Statehood Instead of Shunning

Alvarado: Puerto Rico Deserves Statehood Instead of Shunning

By Andrea Alvarado

April 12, 2019

  There's widespread disagreement on the nature of the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico and whether it should ever change. As Puerto Rico grows, its desire to become a state increases. However, the Trump administration seems unwilling to consider this possibility. Just this mon...

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