On occasion, I write an opinion piece. Most of these are inspired by ways a current event connects to an analogous historical event, or when it seems that understanding history can help inform the question at hand. They are collected here.


“No Sacrifices of the Public Interest in Times of Emergency,” The Revelator, May 6, 2020.

“Coastal drilling protesters to Trump: Take a hike,” Crosscut, August 13, 2018.

“The Trump Administration’s Review of National Monuments Smacks of Paternalism,” History News Network, May 28, 2017.

“Sometimes, the West must be protected from itself,” High Country News, Writers on the Range, 48, no. 13 (July 27, 2016): 24-25.

“No, Ted Cruz, Westerners should not follow in Texas’ footsteps,” High Country News, Writers on the Range. March 30, 2016.