Category Archives: Opinion/Editorial

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Missing Elements in the Western Land Use Discussion — Op/Ed — by Tim K. Smith

  The western land use events of the last few years seem to have been analyzed, pondered, condemned, praised and generally discussed into a state of confusion and stalemate. For…

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Is This Country Headed for an Ugly Crash? — Editorial — by Trent Loos

So much has been said about the presidential campaign, is there really anything left to say? I happen to believe there are volumes that seemingly go unsaid, thanks to one-sided…

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‘Bears Ears’ and the Fight Over Who Controls the West — Guest Editorial

  Free Range Report Editorial Staff — Reposted from Free Range Report During his terms, President Obama has used the Antiquities Act to create over 25 new national monuments, gobbling…

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Clash Between Rural and Urban Values and Culture? — Opinion/Editorial — by Trent Loos

Reposted from High Plains Journal.  According to  Ag Radio personality Trent Loos, who often talks about the huge and seemingly growing divide between rural and urban America, the Oregon Standoff Case…

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Ranching in the Spotlight — What Most People Don’t Know — the Growing Disconnect

  According to Oregon rancher, Keith Nantz, here’s what most people don’t understand: The Obama Administration has pushed the Western ranching industry to the brink. The Ammon Bundy-led seizure of…

Perspectives — the Bundy “Standoff” in Oregon — What’s Really Going On? — by Bryan Hyde

OPINION – Any time the news media starts to hyperventilate about terrorism, that’s the time to make certain your BS detector is calibrated and functioning. It’s essential to keep this…

BUNDY II? — Additional, Recent Developments in the Hammond Rancher Case in Oregon — Guest Editorial — by Rachel Alexander

Obama’s DOJ Demands More Prison Time for Ranchers; Protesters Seize Wildlife Refuge Headquarters — by Rachel Alexander Make a mistake on federal land, even when you have permission, and you…

Judeo-Christian Ethos — Guest Editorial — by Nelson Hultberg

Christmas season usually generates reflection on the spiritual / philosophical side of life for many of us. What follows pays reverence to the profound importance of our Judeo-Christian heritage to…

In the Aftermath of 9/11 — Op/Ed — by John Whitehead

GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH — by John Whitehead “Since mankind’s dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted…

Public Lands Christmas Reality Check — Opinion/Editorial — by Ken Ivory

December 24, 2014 This morning, as I worked on the last minute preparations for Christmas and the upcoming new year, I felt a little sad. Not that it had anything…