Public Writing and Commentary

Letter: Professors are the “boots on the ground” behind Utah’s higher education policy. So why are there none on the new Board of Higher Education?

The Salt Lake Tribune, 6/22/2023

Opinion: Utah Board of Higher Education is missing a key stakeholder — educators

Deseret News, 6/17/2023

Kansans voted to protect abortion rights. Why?

The Washington Post, 8/4/2022

Fund the Bureau of Land Management
High Country News, 6/2022

Fear’s not enough to get every American vaccinated. Perhaps the chance to win millions will work
with Jenn Merolla, Seth Hill, Thad Kousser, Mackenzie Lockhart, and Mindy Romero
The Washington Post, 6/29/2021

Is your town urban or rural? A lot of money rides on the government’s answer — which may soon change
with Melissa Rogers
The Washington Post, 4/19/2021

Why ‘constitutionalist sheriffs’ won’t enforce coronavirus restrictions
The Washington Post, 4/23/2020 (also run in The Seattle Times)

Federal managers who try to protect public lands face threats and violence. Here’s what makes that much worse
The Washington Post, 6/13/2019

Interviews and Research Coverage

White Rural Rage is an utterly misleading book
      The Atlantic, 4/4/2024

Republicans in race to replace Sen. Mitt Romney try to differentiate themselves
     Deseret News, 3/2/2024

LDS leaders stress candidates' 'integrity' over party in advance of Utah caucuses
     The Salt Lake Tribune, 2/28/2024

Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in GOP-heavy Utah — at least by this measure
The Salt Lake Tribune, 2/10/2024

Live TV election coverage for Utah's special congressional election
KUTV 2 News Salt Lake City, 9/5/2023

Utah voters prepare for oddly timed election day.
KUTV 2 News Salt Lake City, 9/4/2023

Small towns don’t vote like other rural areas

The Washington Post, August 9, 2023

Political pundits weigh in on St. George decision to end public comment at council meetings
The Salt Lake Tribune, May 15, 2023

Sheriff opposition to Colorado's red flag gun law under scrutiny after Club Q shooting
NPR KUNC, November 23, 2022

Does Your Sheriff Think He’s More Powerful than the President?
The Marshall Project, October 18, 2022

Passion, and partisanship, fueling interest in school board races
NPR KTTZ, April 22, 2022

Biden revives his blue-collar persona in face of midterm fears for Democrats
The Washington Times, April 15, 2022

Texas begins 2022 US election season with congressional primaries
Al Jazeera, March 1, 2020

The next Lubbock state representative will be a Republican. The upcoming primaries could decide which one
NPR KTTZ, February 9, 2022

He was a board member of the Oath Keepers. Now, he’s holding state-approved trainings for law enforcement in Texas
Mother Jones, October 29, 2021

What passed — and didn't — during Texas' third special legislative session
KERA News for North Texas, 10/19/2021

Liberal Democrats test progressive appeal in rural America’s ‘Trump country’
The Washington Times, 10/8/2021

Just what is a constitutionalist sheriff?
Jefferson Public Radio, 9/9/2021

Oregon ‘constitutional sheriffs’ seize on mask mandates to attack state government’s authority
The Oregonian, 8/27/2021

‘I vote my district’: Blue Dog Democrat Henry Cuellar doesn’t cave to liberal pressure
The Washington Times, 8/13/2021

The Trump Official Who Could Obliterate Public Lands
The New Republic, 2/3/2020

Political violence over public lands
Mountain West News, 6/14/2019

How the actions of Utah’s rural officials connect to an increase in violence toward federal employees
The Salt Lake Tribune, 6/12/2019