Tag Archives: Government/Politics

What Do You Know About Sugar Pine Mine? — More Back Story on What is Going on in Oregon — by James Pogue

Editor’s Note:  It seems that most people, especially outside Oregon, know little about what is going on in Harney County, let alone all the back stories.  Certainly the biggest back…

This Day in History — U.S. Army Massacres Indians at Wounded Knee — a Repost — by TJ Lovato

When I was in college, I was politically alert and studied history.  What my friends and I noticed, among many other things, is how history books depict things.  When it…

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…

The Illusion of Freedom in America — Op/Ed — by John Whitehead

  Don’t be fooled by the political game.  Freedom has become an illusion in America. Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked…

THE PUBLIC LANDS DEBATE CONTINUES — What To Do About Our Languishing Public Lands

  In 2012, an excellent article by Robert H. Nelson was published by Policy Review, a publication of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. This article clearly sets forth the predicament…

U.S. Political System is Hopeless; In Charles Murray’s New Book He’s Suggesting Radical Solutions

Have you ever had the thought that our political system is hopelessly broken?  Libertarian political scientist Charles Murray is the rare scholar who not only writes accessibly and eloquently about…

The Liberty City: a New Concept for Self-Governance

  What if it were possible to use government at the local level to protect, instead of infringe upon, the liberty of the people? According to the Texas Public Policy…

Legislative Audit Shows that Water Use Data is Highly Unreliable

  SALT LAKE CITY — A legislative audit released Tuesday concludes state water managers have no real idea how much water is being used across Utah so the projection that…

The Federal Government’s Heavy Hand Gets Heavier — Jury Finds San Juan Commissioner Guilty of Conspiracy

  SALT LAKE CITY — Minutes after a federal jury found Phil Lyman guilty of illegally riding an ATV in a closed southern Utah canyon as a protest against the…

More BLM Grazing Disputes in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Under indisputable drought conditions — during which the BLM is doing little to curb the overgrazing of massive numbers of wild horses throughout the West– the BLM and environmental groups…