Applying a Little Horse Sense to the Situation in Oregon and Throughout the West — Ruminations — by Mancos MacLeod

There was a time in the West when horses were absolutely essential .  The same was true throughout this country, even in the cities.  Horses were the backbone – the…

Welcome to the New Normal — with Its Full Slate of Labels — by Todd Macfarlane

Are you a Patriot?  Do you Believe in the Constitution? Do You Have Feelings of Patriotism?   Be careful. The outcome of the investigation into the law enforcement shooting death…

Old War Horses — by Mancos MacLeod

  I grew up and have lived my whole life in the American West.  In the culture and generation that I grew up in, we had a term for the…

Lawyers Are Supposed to be Golfers — by Mancos MacLeod

(A Chapter Excerpt from Making Rain Where the Sun Shines — Lawyers are Supposed to be Golfers — Paying My Dues as a Country Lawyer) The stereotypical lawyer is supposed…

About My Name — Just Call Me “Mac” — by Mancos MacLeod

  Until they get used to it, people always seem to struggle with my name.  Some call me Marcus.  Others call me Malcolm.  My best advice is just call me…

What is the Difference between the Rainbow Family & Occupy Malheur — a View from the Trenches — from My Perspective — by Todd Macfarlane

First Question:  What is the Difference Between Occupy Malheur and a Rainbow Family Gathering? Before turning to my piece about why it will be such a challenge for anyone involved…

Ninth Circuit Reverses Hage Case

According to the Capital Press, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling that held the government conspired against rancher Wayne Hage, who was an icon of the…

Hardest, Saddest Week — a View From the Trenches — by Todd Macfarlane

A View from the Trenches – from my Perspective – by Todd Macfarlane This past week has been one of the hardest, saddest weeks of my life. As many know,…

OTHER SIDE: According to R.E.A.L. “’Sovereign Citizen’ Bundy Terrorist Group Plans For Utah Insurrection, Possible Additional Takeover”

According to R.E.A.L, “Sovereign Citizen” Bundy Terrorist Group Plans For Utah Insurrection, Possible Additional Takeover NOTE:  In the West, there is an old saying about “good fences make good neighbors.”…

The Oregon Standoff in a Nutshell — From My Perspective — by Todd Macfarlane

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s something going on in Burns, Oregon. Most people who might have occasion to read the Pahvant Post probably already know that because we have…