Issue Section: Don't Get Me Started

Don’t get me started: Here comes the sun

On the verge of banishing the long, dark shadow of fossil fuels The future of renewable energy sources has never been brighter. New developments in solar technology over the last t …

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Pope Francis and St. Francis of Assisi: “On the care of our common home.” —by John deJong Full disclosure: My last two years of high school were spent at the now-defunct St. Franci …

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Sixty-five years ago, the Ameri­can Southwest was at the beginning of a uranium boom that left lasting scars on the landscape and the population—men lost to deadly jobs in the uran …

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Too, too Soon. Is there a doctor in the house? —by John deJong It’s funny how the same word can have such different meanings in different contexts. Take the word doctor. In one con …

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Don’t Get Me Started, Junior: Get Outside!

It’s good for business (and good for the environment). —by Rachel Silverstone Much like what New York is to the fashion industry, twice a year Salt Lake City becomes the hub of the …

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So, Anyway… by John Cleese.—by John deJong The Argentine writer and eloquent wielder of Occam’s razor, Jorge Luis Borges, famously asked, “Why write a book when you can write a b …

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Transit-disoriented development: Legislative audit of UTA reveals serious conflicts of interest.—by John deJong One usually thinks of vast open spaces when one thinks of antelope. …

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The Hundertwasser haus: A progress report.—by John deJong For as long as I’ve been going to Burning Man—this will be my 12th time—I’ve tried to figure out how to camp comfortably a …

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Don’t Get Me Started: No More Toy Trolleys

Mass transit that serves the masses.—by John deJong My memories of trolleys extend back to the 1950s cartoon. The Toonerville Trolley, a character in a nationally syndicated featur …

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Wealth in the 21st Century: Piketty economics.—by John deJong I admit I’m having a hard time reading Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-first Century (2014: Harvard University …

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Don’t Get Me Started: March 2014

Make “Count My Vote” count; also Parking, schmarking.—by John deJong   Parking downtown? Chances are, that’ll cost you Parking meter revenues in Salt Lake City are down. City …

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Don’t Get Me Started: February 2014

Questionable ingredients in legislative sausage.—by John deJong   One reason slaughter houses and sausage factories aren’t big on public tours is the effect it would have on t …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Gay Marriage in Utah and the Snowden Affair

Reflections on being shown the light.—by John deJong   Now that Utah has been shown the light on gay marriage, it is interesting to examine how this reflects on some local bel …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Miscarriage of Democracy

The Swallow Affair.—by John deJong We’re not talking about a single incident of miscarried democracy here, but a whole wrecked train. It starts with an elected official, Utah Attor …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Stranded Capitalists

New thoughts from this year’s Bioneers conference.—by John deJong The northern California sun playing through the clouds coming off the Pacific gave the 24th Annual Bioneers Confer …

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