Jimmy Tobias

Jimmy Tobias

Jimmy Tobias is a contributor at The Nation and a contributing writer at The Guardian.

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The Progressive Gay Mayor in the Heart of Utah

Jackie Biskupski, the tenacious, curly-haired mayor of Salt Lake City, breezes into the lobby at the Hotel Monaco, plops onto a plush leather couch, and after a very brief introduction immediately...

Jimmy Tobias
Dec 18, 2017

Why Do We Kill the Bears We Encounter in the Wild?

With more people recreating outdoors and encountering wild animals there, we need to rethink laws that require the government to shoot bears and other carnivores who are protecting their young

Jimmy Tobias
Feb 13, 2017

Mary Fallin Is As Pro-Oil As They Come

The governor of Oklahoma is as aggressively pro-extraction as they come, and she’s about to lead the department responsible for protecting public lands. Uh oh.

Jimmy Tobias
Dec 3, 2016

Who Controls Alaska’s Waterways?

Right now, the Supreme Court is hearing a case that could take away the federal government's ability to regulate rivers in 150 million acres of Alaskan wilderness.

Jimmy Tobias
Dec 15, 2015

Is Search and Rescue a Public Service? Not Exactly.

Cost recovery for search and rescue missions is on the books in states scattered across the country. Implicit in these policies is the message that public services like search and rescue are a...

Jimmy Tobias
Jun 4, 2015