Issue Section: Don't Get Me Started

Don’t Get Me Started: Campaign Contribution-Based Science

Utah’s 2nd District congressional representative Chris Steward versus science.—by John deJong Two Utahns have stake in pollution health data fight” blares an August Salt Lake Tribu …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Albatross Spotted on Shores of GSL

On a clear day you can see an environmental disaster waiting to happen.—by John deJong   On a clear day you can see an environmental disaster waiting to happen. The relatively …

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Don’t Get Me Started: May 2013

Drawing a line in the sand.—by John deJong Last month Elise Lazar, a good friend of ours (and one of the CATALYST100 featured in Jan.), conceived of the radical notion of speaking, …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Voter’s Remorse

Lessons to be learned from the tale of John Swallow.—by John deJong On one level or another, many of us are repelled by certain politicians. A certain odor prompts a vague nausea. …

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Don’t Get Me Started: A Tale of Energy Solutions

Under water—not just for homeowners anymore.by John deJong   I  once had a neighbor who wasn’t so bright. Which is not to say not conservative. I’ll call him Joe-Who’s-No …

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Don’t Get Me Started: My Favorite Charity

We all contribute, and receive, every day.—by John deJong  In this season of giving, I’d like to tell you about my favorite charity. I started giving to it when I got my first …

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Don’t Get Me Started: SkiLink—The greatest snow on Earth is on the other side of the mountain

The issue is not whether the proposed gondola will degrade the watershed, but whether the associated development and use will degrade the watershed.by John deJong Utah has the grea …

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Don’t Get Me Started: May 2012

Tesoro Refinery; Republican Spampaign Tricks. Tesoro: Keeping Their Grandfather AliveWho grants the right to pollute?  Tesoro’s plan to expand its north Salt Lake refinery has …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Free-For-All Speech

How the right to express our views evolved into the right of corporate persons to shout us down. I grew up on New Yorker cartoons. My parents had several coffeetable books full of …

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Don’t Get Me Started: March 2012

Corporate personhood and the new super citizens; The Lake Powell pipeline: Where the rubber hits the road. Corporate personhood and the new super citizens A dozen years ago, on the …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Remembering Bob Moss

Bob Moss, Utah artist and banjoista extraordinaire, touched a lot of lives in his 58 years. Bob Moss, Utah artist and banjoista extraordinaire, touched a lot of lives in his 58 yea …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Looks Like Water, Tastes Like Pork

Lake Powell Pipeline is not about population growth. My mother told me the best desert pipeline joke I’ve ever heard. I’m changing it only slightly for the 21st century. Three nuns …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Lake Powell Ponzi scheme

Dixie developers want to tap Utah’s taxpayers’ wallets to pay for their water system. For a subject as dry as water policy, the Executive Appropriations committee meeting room on t …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Show Trial

Tim DeChristopher vs. the Juggernaut. United we stand,” so the slogan goes. But the essence of democracy is “Divided we stand”: a society where all points of view are valued, where …

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Don’t Get Me Started: The Fate of Tim DeChristopher

A real “justice” would have instructed the U.S. Attorney General to file charges against the Bush administration lackeys that conducted the illegal auction or at least had him …

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