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

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

By Nicholas Rush

September 12, 2019

This article is part of a two-part series. Read the first part here.   Sholom Rubashkin, the owner of a Kosher meatpacking plant, was charged with the harboring of illegal immigrants, aiding and abetting document fraud and aggravated identity theft, among other charges, that resulted in a 2...

Oil and Gas Development is Open on Former Grand-Staircase Escalante Lands

Oil and Gas Development is Open on Former Grand-Staircase Escalante Lands

By Miacel Spotted Elk

September 7, 2019

  Recently, the Bureau of Land Management has announced its plans for the former lands of the Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument. The area is open to development projects dedicated to oil, gas and mining. The monument was designated under the Antiquities Act in 1996, a proclamation und...

Letter to the Editor: President Trump’s Campus Free Speech Executive Order is Needed

Letter to the Editor: President Trump’s Campus Free Speech Executive Order is Needed

By Guest Opinion

August 26, 2019

Earlier this year, President Trump signed a free speech executive order calling colleges and universities to improve free speech on college campuses or risk losing federal funding. I am usually against executive orders — no matter who is the president — but I believe this one is needed. Unive...

Rush: Journalism Has a Glaring Lack of Philosophical Inquiry

Rush: Journalism Has a Glaring Lack of Philosophical Inquiry

By Nicholas Rush

July 4, 2019

  Ever wondered why the corporate press is so apathetic in their not-so-hot pursuit for the truth? Professor Emeritus of Language Reading and Culture at the University of Arizona, Kenneth Goodman, has. In 1989, Goodman penned an article titled “Issues in the Profession, Journalism and Philoso...

Utahns Fight to Protect Title X

Utahns Fight to Protect Title X

By Angelyn Ramos

June 13, 2019

  From the beginning of President Trump’s administration, Trump has vowed to “defund Planned Parenthood.” Earlier this year, Trump and his administration began to make good on that promise announcing their proposed Gag Rule. On March 4, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) r...

Barron: Moderates Like McAdams Are Crucial to Democratic Majority, Ocasio-Cortez Is Not

Barron: Moderates Like McAdams Are Crucial to Democratic Majority, Ocasio-Cortez Is Not

By Morgan Barron

June 12, 2019

Rep. Ben McAdams is not the "coolest” politician on the Hill. His social media accounts are underwhelming when compared with that of his his famous colleague, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. His online presence is approachable and reminiscent of a friendly neighborhood dad — in that his kids probab...

Rush: We Should Listen Before Condemning John Bolton

Rush: We Should Listen Before Condemning John Bolton

By Nicholas Rush

May 24, 2019

  Listening is different from believing, and believing is different from trust. Before casting aspersions on the pretext of his ever-stern countenance, America should listen with an open mind at the candor which bellows from below the rigid mustache of John Bolton, President Trump’s National Se...

The U Bids On Hosting a 2020 Presidential and VP Debate

The U Bids On Hosting a 2020 Presidential and VP Debate

By Nicholas Rush

March 28, 2019

  Imagine President Donald Trump’s voice bellowing throughout the Huntsman Center, bulky cameras and “we are live” red lights abound. That could very well be the case if the University of Utah wins the bid to host one of four Presidential and Vice Presidential debates in 2020. The U, in t...

Scott: Ditch the Buzzwords for Better Debate

Scott: Ditch the Buzzwords for Better Debate

By Elise Scott

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

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 ...

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