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This is the grave of Henry McCarty, aka, William Bonney, aka, Billy the Kid. Billy the Kid was a murderous thug who achieved the Old West fame that eastern urban Americans were just eating up in the late 19th and early 20th century. Born in Manhattan, of all places for a western murderer to be […]
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This is the grave of Virgil Earp. Born in 1843 in Hartford, Kentucky, Earp joined the Union army in 1863, serving with the 83rd Illinois Infantry. He was married at this time with a baby daughter. His wife was told he had died. She then married another man and moved to Oregon. He left the […]
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Western Water

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On June 21, 2016
I know the law job market is horrible, but I always felt that going into water law in the West was a pretty much limitless market, given the brutal battles between states and between the U.S. and Mexico, over scarce water supplies in a vastly overdeveloped region. With the rapid growth of Phoenix, Las Vegas, […]

Bundyism in Action

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On June 6, 2016

What would happen if the dreams of Cliven Bundy and his clan came true and the federal government sold off all its public lands in the West to the highest bidder? We can have a pretty good idea of thi

Cowboy Socialism

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On February 1, 2016

While the Bundy boys and their band of idiots are mostly in jail or have left the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, there are still a few diehards holed up in there. I do worry about these people comm

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Water Politics

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On January 13, 2016
This is a really outstanding investigation into how California and thus federal water politics work. That agribusiness would create a Latino front group with the message that not delivering more water to the Central Valley would kill Latino jobs is the height of hypocrisy given the horrendous conditions in which those farmers work and live […]

Dam Removal

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On December 5, 2015

I realize that most LGM readers don’t spend a lot of time thinking about western natural resource politics. But these issues are central to understanding the politics of the West, particularly w

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