Deb Haaland Could Be Congress’ First Native American Woman—and a Voice for New Mexico’s Sacred Lands

GREATER CHACO, NEW MEXICO—Not even the most sacred sites in the New Mexican desert can escape the claws of the oil and gas industry. Throughout Navajo Nation lands on the outskirts of the 30,000-acre Chaco Culture Historical Park, metal mechanisms buzz and rattle as they penetrate the earth to extract fossil fuels…

New Mexico Is About to Set a Horrible Precedent for Teaching Science [Update: Unexpected Turnaround]

On Monday, New Mexicans are gathering for a rally and public hearing about the future of the state’s educational science standards. The latest conflict over how to teach critical topics like climate change and evolution, it is part of a nationwide political and ideological saga as states slowly adopt Next Generation…