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Drain That Swamp!

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On June 3, 2018
Donald Trump continues to drain the swamp, this time by naming a new acting director of the National Park Service who is a former NRA lobbyist and who more recently, during his NPS career, went to bat for Dan Snyder, making a deal so that the scumbag owner of the Washington Racists could chop down […]
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Ku Klux Klan member, Tennessee, 1868 This is a good piece summarizing the one area of U.S. history that the National Park Service has done a terrible job commemorating, which is, not surprisingly, Reconstruction. The NPS does a really commendable job of remembering the American past, especially given its increasingly limited resources spread out over […]

Native Americans on Route 66

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On November 21, 2014
I admit I’ve always found the fascination with Route 66 a bit perplexing, since it’s really just another road that, outside of New Mexico, does not really go through our most fascinating landscape. Even in New Mexico, that’s a less than compelling road as far as touring goes than many other highways. But whatever, people […]

National Monuments

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On March 26, 2013

I am very happy to see that President Obama named five new national monuments yesterday. Two are dedicated to preserving public lands–the San Juan Islands in Washington and the Rio Grande Del No

The Wages of Sequestration

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On March 11, 2013
Most of us might not see the direct impact of the sequester on our lives yet. But for those reliant on the federal government, it’s already hurting bad. The Post has a good piece on how Yellowstone National Park is adapting. The answer is that it’s tough. Faced with a number of terrible choices, Yellowstone […]
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