Mainstream media fiddle as the South burns

Because it’s not happening in New York or D.C. or Los Angeles, it doesn’t really count as news. When a few snowflakes begin to fall in Washington, it’s a national emergency. When Los Angeles has a lot of traffic on Thanksgiving, it requires an international APB. But when tens of thousands of acres are burning in the South following months of drought, […]

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Colorado students supporting federal Bears Ears takeover vandalize antiquities

Davis said the students responsible have been identified, but instead of punishment, the school has chosen to use the incident as a learning experience, and also a way to make amends. Defacing occurred on college-led trip A group of Fort Lewis College students defaced ancient Native American ruins in the Comb Ridge area near Bluff, Utah, while on an outdoor […]

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The case for dissolving the EPA

For decades, in administrations Democratic and Republican alike, the Environmental Protection Agency has been a paragon of waste, fraud, and abuse, a corrupt taxpayer-funded Evil Empire. “Science” there is just a tool to be manipulated in order to advance radical anti-technology and anti-industry agendas, even if it means distorting the intent of statutes and affronting common sense. It’s cooking data to […]

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Arizona faces costly effects of protected wolf populations

The Livestock Loss Board voted unanimously Nov. 3 to compensate ranchers up to $2,500 per animal for confirmed wolf kills. The action is an interim policy while the board works to set up more formal measures for identifying wolf depredations and compensating ranchers for them. State takes steps to repay ranchers for wolf depredations APACHE COUNTY — The thorny problem […]

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Election 2016: A Referendum on Rural Rights in America

Rural Americans came to the polls in unheralded, unpredicted numbers and they voted for a non-politician, whether they liked him or not.  They voted for change—-they voted for the only candidate who was not a career politician, who offered to change things in DC. The “Fly-Over” Political Uprising of 2016  In one of the most insightful comments on election night, […]

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An authentic protest or ‘Occupy Dakota Access Pipeline?’

Complaints grow over whites turning Dakota Access protest into hippie festival Tension is brewing within the Dakota Access protest as complaints grow about outside activists trashing the camps, mooching off donations, and treating the anti-pipeline demonstration like a Burning Man-style festival for hippies. “Need to get something off my chest that I witnessed and found very disturbing in my brief […]

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Local sheriff struggles to enforce law at site of Dakota pipeline protests

His department’s job of policing the protesters — the vast majority who’ve been camping on federal land that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will close in December for safety concerns — has cost the county more than $8 million, even with help from the state Highway Patrol and officers from various states. North Dakota Sheriff on pipeline […]

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Wyoming study hopes to shed light on roots of wild horse crisis

Wild horse specialists work to keep herd numbers at specific levels for each management area, but the animals don’t recognize the invisible boundaries. Managers could work diligently to keep the wild horse population at a desirable level, only to find horses from other management areas move in. Tracking Wyoming’s wild horses About 6,500 wild horses roam the rangelands of Wyoming. […]

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Feds launch attack on Montana ranchers’ property rights

There was an alternate proposed route that didn’t cut through the ranch’s front yard. The Forest Service could have reached an amicable conclusion with the landowners. But that wasn’t enough for the Forest Service. Nope, the bully never stops. The Forest Service, by fiat, claimed an easement through the ranch. Forest Service trying to seize private land from Montana ranchers […]

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Obama’s regulatory machine on overdrive in final weeks

This oppressive agenda, and the audacity with which it was executed, was on the minds of voters and apparently rejected on Nov 8. With the transfer of power underway, the Obama administration’s controversial agenda appears to be in overdrive and the midnight rule-making has already begun. © Getty The Audacity of Smothering Regulation Early in his tenure, President Obama pledged […]

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