Tag: progressive

The progressive veteran voice

Daniel Pohorelsky is a legislative intern with Alliance for a Better Utah. Many young Americans join the Armed forces for the college benefits, and I was no different. I am currently in my Senior year at the University of Utah, majoring in Environmental and Sustainability studies. I chose this degree because I am interested in

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Generation landslide

When the political tide of our country made a dramatic rightward shift, responses were heard across the country and around the world. One of the strongest and most persistent voices since Trump’s 2016 election is that of the millennial generation. From marches to social media movements, my generation has let the world know that we

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Op-Ed: Urquhart deserves LGBT praise, but there’s much to be done

Troy Williams, KRCL producer and new Better UTAH board member, warned LGBT Utahns against single issue voting in an op-ed that ran over the weekend in the Salt Lake Tribune. It is true that the LGBT community needs support from thoughtful legislators like Urquhart, but just as Urquhart has weighed the political risk of his actions,

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On being in favor of marriage equality

The last two weeks featured a series of prominent politicians who have come out in favor of marriage equality. As of this writing, there are only three senate Democrats who oppose same-sex marriage. Even two Republican senators have voiced their support for marriage equality. This trend is likely to continue. Nate Silver has run the

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Better UTAH Beat episode 16! New Format!

Better UTAH Communications Director Eric Ethington discusses how Utah’s Legislature and Attorney General’s office are quietly resuming their attacks on the principles of transparency and openness.

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Better UTAH Beat episode 7! June 19, 2012

This week we examine why Utah desperately needs Obamacare, and how conservative candidates love to go negative but don’t have any plans of their own. Second, we discuss the hypocrisy of State Auditor candidate John Dougall who is claiming to be the voice of government transparency.

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