BLOG: Trump’s Dangerous Salute to Toadyism at Mt. Rushmore

BLOG: Trump’s Dangerous Salute to Toadyism at Mt. Rushmore

Trump’s Dangerous Salute to Toadyism at Mt. Rushmore In ancient Rome, leaders provided bread and circuses to appease the masses and serve as a distraction from real problems. Today, America has no shortage of real problems. This week, Trump will stage two spectacles...
BLOG: National Parks Stumble Towards Reforms

BLOG: National Parks Stumble Towards Reforms

This past week, Rocky Mountain National Park, the park with the third highest level of visitors in 2019, stumbled towards reforms with something extraordinary. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it adopted a reservation or timed-entry system to prevent overcrowding...
BLOG: Sliming Lincoln’s Memorial

BLOG: Sliming Lincoln’s Memorial

Last Sunday, Interior Secretary Bernhardt ordered the Lincoln Memorial closed to the public so that President Trump could “communicate an official message to the American people” via (what else?) Fox News on the current pandemic. In his curious “Record of...
BLOG: EPA Should Sit Out Earth Day This Year

BLOG: EPA Should Sit Out Earth Day This Year

This April 22nd is the 50th Earth Day. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been a part of most every Earth Day celebration since the event was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, it is fair to say that by its recent actions the agency’s...