Magazine September 11, 2017, Issue

Conservatism In the Desert

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Senator Jeff Flake makes a Goldwateresque stand against Trump

Snowflake, Ariz. — If you drive 200 miles northeast of Phoenix, deep into Navajo County, Ariz., you will find yourself in the Town of Snowflake. Nestled in a corridor of the state between the Hopi and Fort Apache reservations, this is Arizona’s high country — the woodsy White Mountains, a region that bears little resemblance to the low country of the Sonoran Desert.

The town of around 5,000 is not exactly a cultural hot spot. Snowflake’s claims to fame include being an early hotbed of Mormon polygamy (a lifestyle choice that landed one of the town’s founding fathers in jail) and,

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