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American Complacency

We must harness patriotism and replace needs with deeds.

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Apr 21,2010 - More than a year has passed since I stood in front of the Sugar House Park Garden Center contemplating its flagpole...

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Silky Paradox

Should intolerance be tolerated if it eliminates the possibility of tolerance?

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Apr 7,2010 - I am a fairly observant guy. I notice when trees have been cut down in my neighborhood. I register the furtive glances of secret texters ...

Editorial

Liberals & Mormons

The Democratic Party is “the natural home” of Mormons.

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Mar 3,2010 - Where are good places around Salt Lake City to take out-of-town visitors? The Spiral Jetty and Welfare Square ...

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I Love Cigarettes

Why is Utah senator calling for tripling tax on smokes?

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Jan 13,2010 - Junk food — not nicotine — is the immediate public-health threat in Utah.

Editorial

Growing (Lawn) Concerns

When it comes to water, Las Vegas is a cautionary tale in its own right.

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Nov 25,2009 - Bear with me as I recount a cautionary tale...

Editorial

Hoard or Not to Hoard

Material World: How much stuff is enough?

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Sep 23,2009 - My son and his wife have three kids and a golden retriever. Now on a first-name basis with UPS and FedEx carriers, they have accumulated so much stuff that they are no longer able to fit the cars in the garage.

Editorial

Cheap Date

Dollar Store dinner parties can provide frugal fun in Utah.

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Sep 9,2009 - I don't know about you, but the drumbeat of bad news earlier this year left me bone-weary and grouchy. With our savings evaporating...

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Deep-Seated

What does paradigm shift mean to you?

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Aug 12,2009 - A few years ago, my wife and I bought a small house. It was built in 1929. The closets were tiny and the bathroom was, well, closet-sized. Evidently, people in the 1920s had limited wardrobes...

Editorial

Skill Set

The essentiality of “essential.”

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Jun 10,2009 - In Esquire a while ago, Tom Chiarella ran down a list of “75 skills every man should master.” Of course, it is merely his opinion. And the subject lacks immediacy. Nevertheless, I found a few of Chiarella’s essential skills worth a comment.

News & Columns

Editorial | Rasmuson: Ramblin’ Man

By John Rasmuson
POSTED // Jan 21,2009 - Alone in a car, doing 80 on 80—west of the airport where the dark, smooth slope of the Kennecott tailings mesa looms—I am half listening to Morning Edition on KUER 90.1 as my mind wanders in free association: my days on the Kennecott payroll, reading On the Road, and, unavoidably, the Donner Party. nOn a beeline to Donner Pass, I am timed to beat an approaching storm, 550 miles with ga...
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