Politics

Traveler's View: Republican Presidential Contenders' Dim View of Federal Lands Is Short-Sighted

Though national parks, per se, haven't come up during any of the debates among the Republican presidential candidates, their statements on federal lands in general look down upon the public landscape.

What Would Teddy Think?

Tetons with Jackson Lake. Kurt Repanshek photo.
What should we think of a congressman on a national parks subcommittee who endorses a resolution “recognizing that country music has made a tremendous contribution to American life and culture,” and yet opposes legislation that would create hundreds of thousands of acres of official wilderness across the National Park System?

Election 2008: Fearless Forecasts, Foregone Conclusions, and Prescient Prognostications

The campaigns are over, the results are in, and it’s time to consider what the 2008 elections portend for the National Park System. We highlight several foregone conclusions, make a couple of fearless forecasts, and invite you, the readers, to share your prognostications.

How is Secretary Kempthorne Doing After Year One?

Dirk Kempthorne is sworn in as Secretary of the Interior; White House photo by Eric Draper.
It's been just over a year since Dirk Kempthorne was sworn in as the new Secretary of the Interior. The Seattle Times has written an article reviewing some of the highs and lows for Mr. Kempthorne since he's been in office.

Federal Rec Fees : The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

White House Lovefest for Parks

What Cost to Save Historic Ft. Hancock?

Interview with Senator Craig Thomas

Roadmap to Privatization

Get To Know Congressman Pearce

Why is Bomar Laughing?

NPS Congressional Subcommittee Testimony

Are Concessionaires Trying to Destroy the Parks?

Piston Power at odds with Preservation

Honest Chief, Crooked Deputy?

Park Budget is Depressing

IRS Confirms: Parks are an Expensive Visit

Your Taxes and Your National Parks

Monumental Confusion

Another Senator Against NPS Management Changes

Proposed NPS Management Changes Need To Fail

Hoffman Plan Attacked on All Sides

SuperBowl Merchandising Hangover

Developers To Build Busy Road Through Petroglyph N.M.

Grizzly Numbers

Retirees on NPS Rules Rewrite

Passionate About Snowmobiles in Yellowstone

For Now, No Target Practice in Park

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