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Warren’s Public Lands Policy

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On April 19, 2019
Even though the Democratic electorate seems to be only considering white men for 2020, no matter how mediocre or old or unaccomplished, Elizabeth Warren continues to demonstrate herself as the best possible candidate through her excellent policy pronouncements on a broad set of issues, including outside of her wheelhouse. Thus, this week she addressed an […]

Heckuva Job Trumpy

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On February 24, 2018

Donald Trump’s evisceration of Bears Ears National Monument already has direct negative impacts. One of the world’s richest troves of Triassic-period fossils has been discovered in an area

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National Parks and Development

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On February 13, 2018
From the beginning of the national parks, one concern environmentalists have had is turning the nation’s most beautiful places into over-developed and cheesy tourist attractions, or to not be protected from development at all. The first real battle over this was John Muir’s outraged protest against the Hetch Hetchy Dam in Yosemite National Park, something […]

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

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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 death is obviously unfortunate, outside of that, it certainly seems to me that the FBI may have taken […]

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 Mo

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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