Perspective

  • Put your money where your mouth is

    Hunters and anglers fork out millions each year to support habitat. Isn't it time other green groups did the same?

  • Last rites and forgotten landscapes

    Last rites and forgotten landscapes

    The 12 young women whose bones were found on Albuquerque’s West Mesa led lives as unvalued as the sagebrush landscape that held their murdered bodies.

  • The little island that could

    The little island that could

    The small Danish island of Samso runs entirely on renewable energy. The West could do the same.

  • Abraham Lincoln and the West

    The Civil War included more than just the North and the South. The West was a battleground, too.

  • In Washington, the most outrageous sins are legal

    Given the incestuous nature of politics and lobbying in Washington, D.C., and the corruption inherent in the gambling industry, the rise of an opportunist like Jack Abramoff was all but inevitable

  • In Bush's Supreme Court, who's on first?

    Newly confirmed Chief Justice John Roberts may not be the umpire he claims to be, but he could be worse: a counter-revolutionary, like Judge Janice Rogers Brown

  • The return of the hodgepodge

    The new transportation bill makes the day-to-day working of transportation policy more political than it’s ever been – and also serves up some amazing helpings of pork

  • So-called 'peace treaty' won't save the Rio Grande

    Environmentalists made a mistake when they settled with the city of Albuquerque over water use on the Middle Rio Grande in New Mexico

  • Brace yourselves for the counterrevolution

    Don’t worry so much about what President Bush will do to the environment; worry instead about the three new justices he might put on the Supreme Court

  • So much for sticking to the center

    George W. Bush has refused to govern from the center, and with the Republicans in charge of the government, a mandate from the voters doesn’t matter

  • Utah's wilderness warriors reply

    Scott Groene of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance disagrees with a recent High Country News essay about the best way to protect our remaining wilderness

  • Bush is a man of his word: He's audacious, but should that be surprising?

    Democrats can learn a thing or two from the way Bush and the conservative Republicans are using political power

  • Fire in the West: It’s no simple story

    A group of scientists says that the West is facing a megadrought, and the notion that wildfires should be allowed to burn is simplistic and downright dangerous

  • The Bush administration - Sinister motives, or just ‘veracity-challenged’?

    As Deputy Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles comes under scrutiny for conflict of interest, larger questions arise about the Bush administration’s "ideology-dishonesty nexus"

  • While the nation goes to war, the Pentagon lobs bombs at environmental laws

    The military is seeking national security exemptions to federal environmental laws on the 25 million acres of land it controls