Cecil the lion’s awful death should end trophy hunting

Backpacking deep in Kings Canyon National Park, I was unaware of the world’s disgust to over the news last week that a beloved lion named Cecil was illegally and cruelly poached by an American trophy hunter in Zimbabwe. Instead, I sang with a pack of coyotes across the canyon from our campsite and delighted in spotting adorable marmots, rare pikas and an even rarer Pacific fisher. Not once did I feel any instinct to kill these critters so we could display them in our home.


Michael Gerson: A great deal – for Iran

Proposed pact on nuclear weapons won’t weaken the Tehran regime

It is rare for an administration’s argument to be this comprehensively wrong

Iran has pursued a highly effective campaign to spread its influence and destabilize its enemies

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