Perspective

Allowing off-highway vehicles in Utah’s national parks is a mistake
Allowing off-highway vehicles in Utah’s national parks is a mistake
More mechanized traffic in already crowded parks is another Trump administration gift to industry and Utah politicians.
‘Smoke Signals’ was needed, but it doesn’t hold up
‘Smoke Signals’ was needed, but it doesn’t hold up
The seminal film, while important for finally having Native representation, relied on stereotypes.
What about the rails?
What about the rails?
A recent Amtrak journey conjures visions of functional rail transportation in the U.S.
California steps up for environmental justice
California steps up for environmental justice
In the absence of federal leadership, a new state office for communities affected by pollution takes shape.
What the 2018 midterms could mean for Native voting
What the 2018 midterms could mean for Native voting
Candidates and organizers think now is the time for Indigenous lawmakers.
Indian affairs agencies’ harassment problem
Indian affairs agencies’ harassment problem
Why we’re investigating high rates of discrimination and assault at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
At Bears Ears, Trump and Zinke ignored everyone but industry
At Bears Ears, Trump and Zinke ignored everyone but industry
Newly released documents show that locals had little voice in monument decisions.
Indian Child Welfare Act attacks are a threat to tribes
Indian Child Welfare Act attacks are a threat to tribes
The law is essential to strengthening future Native American generations.
Mano dura, al estilo americano
Mano dura, al estilo americano
Sobre cómo vemos y tratamos a los migrantes centroamericanos.
MS-13 isn’t the real enemy
MS-13 isn’t the real enemy
The gang’s brutality is undeniable. But the president’s rhetoric erodes American ideals.
The danger of local hands on public lands
The danger of local hands on public lands
When it comes to monuments, Utah lawmakers have conflicts of interest.
Reckoning with History: The Antiquities Act quandary
Reckoning with History: The Antiquities Act quandary
The law has created constant tension between the executive and legislative branches.
Cliven Bundy’s victory lap
Cliven Bundy’s victory lap
In Montana, Bundy and his followers celebrate a sound defeat of federal prosecutors.
California’s hostility to offshore drilling is rooted in past spills
California’s hostility to offshore drilling is rooted in past spills
A massive 1960s spill has Californians on edge about Trump’s push for oil extraction.
Un ‘Dreamer’ sueña con postularse a la política
Un ‘Dreamer’ sueña con postularse a la política
Reflexiones a más de un año después de la elección de Trump.
Los desastres naturales y nuestro futuro colectivo
Los desastres naturales y nuestro futuro colectivo
La intersección entre las clases sociales y el cambio climático en el Sur de California.
The big public land sell-out
The big public land sell-out
Even without wholesale land transfers, public lands are already being conveyed to industry.
The class disparity in Montecito’s disaster recovery
The class disparity in Montecito’s disaster recovery
Southern California sits at the intersection of wealth, poverty and climate change.
Alaska is open for drilling
Alaska is open for drilling
The GOP tax bill opens the Arctic to energy development, setting the stage for divisive battles to come.
How Trump’s tax bill pits the rich against the poor
How Trump’s tax bill pits the rich against the poor
We are witnessing a government restructuring and a cultural divide widening.
Reckoning with History: Interior’s legacy of bad behavior
Reckoning with History: Interior’s legacy of bad behavior
Ryan Zinke isn’t the first Interior secretary to attract controversy.
A name is not harmless
A name is not harmless
Racist mascots matter, and it’s time we made that more clear.
Why a team name is more than a (racist) word
Why a team name is more than a (racist) word
If you don’t understand this one, ‘you don’t get any of them.’
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