Both Sides of the Aisle

Student loan forgiveness, billionaire wealth, Twitter and Sen. Mike Lee’s text messages


Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by John Dougall, Utah State Auditor, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the Biden administration’s plans for easing student debt, President Biden reopening public lands for fossil fuel drilling, and the enormous growth of billionaire wealth during the pandemic. They also discuss Elon Musk’s attempts to buy Twitter, Sen. Mike Lee’s text conversation over overturning the 2020 election, the repeal of the federal mask mandate and looking ahead in Utah politics.

Both Sides of the Aisle
Both Sides of the Aisle is a weekly debate over politics, policy and current issues facing the state of Utah, featuring voices representing the Right, the Center, and the Left. Produced by KCPW Studios
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    I’d believe Natalie doesn’t like using politicized words more if she didn’t do things like refer to Jan 6th as an “insurrection”. Were there rioters and crazy people? Definitely. Feel free to call it a riot, but to label it an “insurrection” is a politicized stretch.

    Definition seems accurate: Insurrection – a violent uprising against an authority or government

    The definition fits, but I haven’t heard other similarly violent events (such as the 2020 riots) called inspections. Portland especially had several violent lawless zones and direct continuations at the federal courthouse, yet none of these have been called insurrections.

    If the only thing differentiating the Jan 6 riot with other riots is the political affiliation, then “insurrection” seems to be the definition of politicized speech.

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