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National Parks and Development

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On February 13, 2018
From the beginning of the national parks, one concern environmentalists have had is turning the nation’s most beautiful places into over-developed and cheesy tourist attractions, or to not be protected from development at all. The first real battle over this was John Muir’s outraged protest against the Hetch Hetchy Dam in Yosemite National Park, something […]
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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 this because western states have already done this with their own state lands. If we look […]
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Joshua Holland on how the resolution of the Malheur occupation was an enormous win for good governance against the forces who would seek to undermine the ability of the federal government to govern at all, including over the public lands: The FBI showed patience and restraint. They gave the occupiers ample opportunity to alienate the […]

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

The Public Lands

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On January 27, 2016

So the Bundys are in jail, the dude who relied on free labor from foster children on his ranch is dead, and the FBI is pressuring the remaining occupants of the Malheur to leave peacefully. While the

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The Bundys and Rancher Anger

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On January 22, 2016
As I’ve been saying repeatedly, while the Bundys are evil and their followers in taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are lunatics, they are tapping into real anger in the western ranch country. We can easily say that anger is not justified since it doesn’t have to remain our national priority to rent out […]
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