Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Privatizing the Parks!?

These are troubling times for the National Parks. Decades of chronic underfunding has left our National Parks System with a $12 Billion maintenance backlog. The Parks Service has arrived at a critical crossroads between conflicting goals of its mission: Access and Preservation. Movements by State Republicans to decertify Bear Ears National Monument in Utah and Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine threaten individual parks, but one ever looming, increasingly popular idea threatens the parks as a whole: Privatization. Continue reading Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Privatizing the Parks!?

Compulsory Voting: Possible in America?

To try to bolster lackluster numbers, steps have been taken to try to increase voter turnout. These initiatives have resulted in marginally higher turnout rates, but what if they were taken a step further? What if American citizens were required by law to vote? Could one even entertain such a wild concept? Requiring one to actually exercise their constitutional rights? Continue reading Compulsory Voting: Possible in America?