The Daily Utah Chronicle

Love, McAdams Debate Highlights Negativity in an Already Contentious Race

Students and community members watch a previous debate at the Hinckley Institute during the 2018 election season. Courtesy of Brooke Doner/Hinckley Institute.

By Nelson Lotz

October 18, 2018

  As ballots were mailed out across the state this week, Rep. Mia Love, Republican, and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, Democrat, faced off in a combative debate at Salt Lake Community College. This was the only debate for the 4th Congressional District race and was hosted by the bipartis...

Scott: This Is the Place, but perhaps not for women

Girl Scouts visit the Senate Chamber in the Utah State Capitol

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

September 20, 2018

Utah is often touted for its upward mobility, a claim that may be a little more nuanced than at first blush. Ironically, another thing Utah has been acclaimed for is being the second most sexist state in the nation--making its quaint vignette of bountiful opportunity fall under deserved skepticism. Utah’s chilly treatment of...

Scott: Ditch the Buzzwords for Better Debate

At the protest downtown against President Donald Trump during his visit to the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Chronicle archives.

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

August 28, 2018

There are two surefire ways to make the internet an unpleasant experience: bring up politics on social media and then read the comments that follow. The Venn diagram between online politics and online fiery debate is functionally a circle, as evidenced by the depravity found everywhere from harassment...

Scott: Mormon Pioneers Would Stand with Immigrants

Scott: Mormon Pioneers Would Stand with Immigrants

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

August 22, 2018

My upbringing was defined by distrust and hyperbole. I was raised in a home that valued independence and privacy, hid emergency food storage in the basement, and nursed a vague distrust of a large, centralized government. These values likely stem back to my Mormon pioneer ancestors who sacrificed their ...

Scott: Millennials Deserve a Seat at the Table

Scott: Millennials Deserve a Seat at the Table

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

July 27, 2018

About a month ago, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the nation, ousting the district’s incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley in the primary election for New York's 14th Congressional District. Crowley hadn’t faced an intra-party challenge in fourteen years, yet Ocasio-Cortez's win sent him packing...

Scott: Our Relationships Will Be What Saves Us

Scott: Our Relationships Will Be What Saves Us

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

July 5, 2018

If headlines are to be believed, then the United States of America is on the brink of crisis — both culturally and constitutionally. The lack of patience between Americans of differing political ideologies is a common refrain, where cries of foul play and incivility emanate from both sides. Conventiona...

Barber: Treatment of Hoberman Arch Displays Irresponsible Handling of Olympic Legacy

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By Shaelyn Barber

March 2, 2018

The geometric petals of the Hoberman Arch slowly begin to move. Glowing with vibrant gold, purple and sapphire hues, the structure’s central circle expands to reveal the medals stage. I was six when the Olympics came to Salt Lake City. My parents took me to see a parade downtown where they disp...

Barber: Reverse Racism Is America’s Favorite Myth

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes speaks during the Solidarity Rally against racism at Washington Square Park in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Shaelyn Barber

February 14, 2018

What do Narnia, the Loch Ness Monster, and reverse racism all have in common? None of them are real. Lately, there have been a lot of calls of “reverse racism,” or racism against Caucasians, in response to negative comments about white people. This is ridiculous. It is not possible to be racist agains...

Barber: Criticize Trump Without Fat-shaming

Barber: Criticize Trump Without Fat-shaming

By Shaelyn Barber

January 23, 2018

I am doing something I never thought, in a million years, I would: I am defending Donald Trump. Trump recently underwent a medical exam assessing both his physical and mental state. While he was declared cognitively sound, the White House doctor said he has a body mass index (BMI) of 29.9 which puts hi...

Barber: Political Exhaustion: A Chronic Condition

What happens when you combine completing your last semester of full time university with a photography competition. Entry for Canon Photo5 2009 Brief 4: Spectacles Portraiture.

By Shaelyn Barber

January 15, 2018

I live in a perpetual state of exhaustion, and I think it has something to do with the U.S. political system. The government is a wreck right now. The two parties can’t stand each other, and most people can’t stand the two parties. Congress can barely get a thing done amidst all its internal fightin...

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