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Langley: Gun Safety Courses Aren’t The Answer

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer February 29, 2024

  Since the tragic events of the Columbine High School massacre, hundreds of school shootings have occurred throughout the United States. These attacks not only inflict many children and young...

The Utah State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah on Feb. 15, 2023. (Photo by Andrea Oltra | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Langley: Paid Leave Bill Still Excludes Many

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer February 26, 2024

  Compared to other developed nations, the U.S. is less exceptional than it would appear. As time goes on, the criticism levied against America has begun to sound more reasonable. However, we...

The Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. (Photo by Sophie Felici | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Langley: Playgrounds and Piety: Rep. Petersen’s Plan to Bring Faith to Schools

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer February 2, 2024

  Last year, lawmakers in Texas proposed the now-infamous Senate Bill 1515, which aimed to require public schools to display the Ten Commandments in classrooms. To the dismay of fundamentalists...

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Langley: Christian Nationalism: The Right’s Crusade Against Equality

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer April 24, 2023

  The United States of America, while in no way a utopian society today or at its founding, was the birthplace of many novel freedoms and rights. Among these is the freedom of religion, which guarantees...

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Langley: Cities Need to Prioritize Pedestrians, Not Cars

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer April 12, 2023

  A few weeks ago, I wrote about the issues that cars pose in the modern world. Carbon emissions, systemic inequality, and physical and mental health drawbacks, while terrible on their own, only...

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Langley: Cars Make Cities Worse

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer March 29, 2023

  A long-standing symptom of America's gung-ho approach to individual freedom is our love of the automobile. Since the introduction of the Model T Ford over one hundred years ago, cars have dominated...

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Langley: H.B. 527 Attempted to Poison Utah and its Democracy

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer March 14, 2023

  In Salt Lake County last year, thousands of citizens banded together and petitioned against the creation of a mine in Parleys Canyon. Adhering to warnings from local health officials, the Salt...

The Point Housing Facility on Nov. 18, 2022 in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Sophie Felici | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Langley: Bring More Socialized Housing to Utah

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer February 14, 2023

  The American Dream includes owning a home of your own. But for some, the feasibility of securing white-picket fences is just that: a dream. With rising housing prices nationwide, owning a home...

A for rent sign on display outside of an apartment in the East Central Neighborhood of Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.

Langley: Low-Income Housing Bill Helps Those Without a Home

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer February 10, 2023

  In Utah, housing has become a severe issue for thousands of citizens. With housing prices rising by an absurd 24.6% during the pandemic, many now experience homelessness statewide. Thankfully,...

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Langley: Utah Legislature Tackles Wasteful Grass

By Jeffrey Langley Jr., Opinion Writer February 7, 2023

  With the recent reports on the precarious future of the Great Salt Lake, many Utahns have voiced their concern about Utah’s water conservation practices. Thankfully, members of our legislature,...

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