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  • We’re in a land of Lincoln

    For better and for worse, the West of today was created by Abraham Lincoln and the early Republican Party.

  • The darkest element

    The darkest element

    In Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World, Tom Zoellner tells the story of the radioactive element.

  • Democrats could play the donkey card in Denver

    Hal Walter says Democrats should proudly embrace the symbolism of their donkey mascot and take advantage of Denver’s unique Western cow-town history.

  • All Westerners are stalwart (and other tall tales)

    Andrew Gulliford gets a kick out of the humor of the West, with its emphasis on boosterism, exaggeration and outright, extravagant lying.

  • These are the West’s good old days

    Steven Albert used to think he was born in the wrong century, but now he’s beginning to suspect that these truly are the “good old days.”

  • Lake Powell’s sandstone walls speak after 232 years

    Andrew Gulliford describes how a graffiti-removal team near Lake Powell discovered a message left long ago by Spanish friars.

  • Loves, losses and utter disasters

    In her new novel, The Berkeley Pit, Dorothy Bryant intertwines the stories of two very different Berkeleys: The California college town during the ‘60s, and the famously toxic open-pit mine in Butte, Mont.

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