This land is my land…

Who better to manage Utah (and the west’s land) that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)? There is a reason as to why the BLM is in place. It is to protect the heritage of our country from the worst of those among us. There are those who have proven they can’t even pretend to be mature adults and respect important heritage sites. This goes farther than Cliven Bundy and his issues. Formed in 1946, the BLM was the culmination of several different offices and agencies within the executive with the specific…

Thirty Minutes with my Congressman: Chris Stewart

During the first week of may Utah Politico Hub contributing writer and podcaster Shon Harris was able to spend some time in Washington D.C.. During this unique “behind the scenes” experience he met with all six members of the Utah Congressional delegation. Over the next couple of days, he will post about the time spent with all of them; because each of them were interesting in their own way and had their own quirks.    Today’s subject, is the representative of Utah’s Second Congressional District, Chris Stewart. Representative Stewart was elected in 2012, after Jim Matheson decided…

Clive Bundy, Racism, and the Outrage Machine

Clive Bundy, erstwhile Western Hero and Neo-American Revolutionary, has fallen from grace after inexplicably musing to reporters (on camera) during a press conference that black Americans might have been better off as slaves than on government welfare (full comments can be seen in the embedded video below). To the extent Mr. Bundy had achieved stature he didn’t deserve (and he had), he’s been brought back down to earth. Such is life; our essential humanity — its blessed and not-so-blessed aspects — has a way of revealing itself, despite our own (and others’)…