OTHER SIDE: According to Raw Story: “Utah Ranchers Vow to Continue Bundy War”?

According to Raw Story, “Utah ranchers vow to continue Bundy war against feds despite arrests of Oregon militants.” — THE PROBLEM IS, THAT’S NOT WHAT THE RANCHERS SAID OR DID ….

Remembering Bert Smith — by Todd Macfarlane

Our good friend Bert Smith passed away unexpectedly on March 31, 2016.  Unlike my old family friend Jack Walther (who was a good friend and co-hort of Bert’s, and died…

What I Learned from the Range Rights Workshops — Riding the Range — by Redtail Rose

If you ever get the chance to sit through one of Dr. Angus McIntosh’s workshops, it’s a lot to try to absorb in one setting, and I mean a lot. …

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…