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Who Really Matters in Utah?

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On December 10, 2017
In the debate over Trump destroying the Utah national monuments, there’s been a lot of discussion over who matters in that state. Were these monuments foisted upon the people of Utah, even though the vast majority had never spent any time doing anything at all in the remote desert? Or were they, especially Bears Ears, […]

The Monuments

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On December 4, 2017

I hate these people so much. President Donald Trump sharply reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah on Monday by some two million acres, the largest rollback of federal land protection in t

Utah Mining History

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On February 16, 2016

Not for everyone, but for you historians and westerners, here’s a great collection of oral histories of the Utah mining industry on YouTube. Some really valuable stuff in here for some of you. S

The Public Lands

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On January 27, 2016

So the Bundys are in jail, the dude who relied on free labor from foster children on his ranch is dead, and the FBI is pressuring the remaining occupants of the Malheur to leave peacefully. While the

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Church and State

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On December 5, 2015
Above: The U.S. Army marching on Utah, 1858 I know that modern Mormonism is in no small part an exercise in trying to fit into the broad spectrum of mainstream Christianity, but you’d think a Mormon like Orrin Hatch would know enough about the American state attacking his own church to call for the elimination […]

Today in Bundyism

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On May 11, 2014

There should be arrests and prosecutions: An illegal all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ride planned this weekend through Recapture Canyon in Utah is the latest flashpoint between anti-government activists and

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