Petroglyphs at the just-created Gold Butte National Monument in Nevada: is this public land worth saving? President Obama thinks so, and had the power to protect it from development, but in the waning days of his administration as he races to finish his term, conservative politicians and capitalists criticized the move. Do we just want to mine, log and pave everything, or should some of it be saved for the grandkids? (Ronda Churchill/The Washington Post)

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