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The Worst People in the World

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On November 4, 2019
I hate this administration so very, very, very much. At the urging of a controversial team of advisors, the Trump administration is mulling proposals to privatize national park campgrounds and further commercialize the parks with expanded Wi-Fi service, food trucks and even Amazon deliveries at tourist camp sites. Leaders of the Interior Department’s “Made in […]
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Did Zinke Run Out of Crayon?

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On January 3, 2019
Everyone’s favorite fake westerner left his position in disgrace, with a federal shutdown meaning that the national parks under his watch are being trashed by idiots. Wednesday is scandal haver Ryan Zinke’s last day as Secretary of the Interior. And it looks like his last official tweet will be the perfect memorial to his utter […]
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One Day in America

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On August 9, 2017
I write from Helena, Montana, in a very brief return to civilization from days of camping and hiking in our nation’s most beautiful places, all of which are in the West, because let’s face it, everything in the eastern half of the nation is pretty lame, including what passes for the nice parts where people […]

Zinke

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On December 16, 2016

Adam Markham has an excellent rundown of Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Interior, who I am sad to say is also a former offensive linemen for the University of Oregon. Other than getting th

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Reconstruction Monuments

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On December 16, 2016
In the next month, expect Barack Obama to make significant expansions to the National Park Service through naming National Monuments. There is some risk here given the extremists taking power and some strong belief among western Republicans that Trump should eliminate many of the recent monuments. But Obama naming the Bears Ears as a monument […]
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