Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Should Gun Owners Compromise?

Published on January 10, 2019 by Greg Pruett

“Gun owners have to stick together in the fight for the 2nd Amendment.” This is a quote I hear often in the gun community as we debate the various 2nd Amendment issues of our day. Is it true though? Do…

Nature Conservancy deal shows threat of conservation fund

Published on January 10, 2019 by Bonner Cohen, Ph. D.

— Published with Permission of cfact.org — By flipping 300 acres of private land in Montana to the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Nature Conservancy (TNC) has solidified its reputation as “the feds’ real estate agent.” In…

Government Shutdown Shows We Need to Decentralize National Parks

Published on January 10, 2019 by Ryan McMaken

— Published with Permission of mises.org — The federal government is in the midst of a partial “shutdown.” Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of money flowing to a great many government departments. And even those workers who experience deferred salaries…

PRESS RELEASE: Idaho Regulators deny Avista-Hydro One deal

Published on January 3, 2019 by Gem State Patriot News

Case Nos.: AVU-E-17-09 and AVU-G-17-05 Final Order No.: 34226 Contact: Matt Evans Office: (208) 334-0339 Cell: (208) 520-4763 matt.evans@puc.idaho.gov Regulators deny Avista-Hydro One deal BOISE (Jan. 3, 2019) – The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has denied the proposed merger of Avista…

Confessions of an Angry Villager

Published on January 2, 2019 by Darr Moon

I’m much obliged to the USFS for their accurate and compelling description of those local residents who attended a USFS sponsored meeting held in Salmon, Idaho last Spring to discuss the Salmon-Challis Draft Assessment for a new Forest Plan as…

Trump Is Right to Withdraw From Syria

Published on January 2, 2019 by John Glaser

It can’t be America’s purpose to indefinitely forestall every plausible misfortune that may or may not bedevil this troubled region. — Published with Permission of Cato.org — President Trump has ordered a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. This is…

Lessons learned in forest management

Published on December 31, 2018 by Kurt Liedtke

Stone Fire sets standard for treatment and resiliency — Published with Permission of HeraldandNews.com — By any measurement 2018 was a very difficult fire season for the Western United States. People died, entire communities were tragically lost, millions of acres…

COP 24: Dangerous rules added to Paris Climate Accord

Published on December 31, 2018 by David Wojick, Ph.D.

— Published with Permission of cfact.org — Buried in the 133 pages of gobbledygook agreed to at last week’s UN climate summit are two very dangerous provisions. These greatly advance the green cause known as “loss and damage.” This is…

15 Things You Should Know about the 2018 Partial Government Shutdown

Published on December 31, 2018 by Joe Carter

Because the spending bill requires a filibuster-proof majority to pass in the Senate, Republicans need several Democrats to support the funding proposal that includes border wall funding. — Published with Permission of ActonInstitute.org — 1. What just happened? On Friday,…

Saying You’re Against Fascists Doesn’t Excuse Acting Like One

Published on December 30, 2018 by Jon Miltimore and Tyler Brandt

Despite claims that Antifa fights fascism, the group’s tactics actually mirror those of Benito Mussolini’s regime. — Published with Permission of FEE.org — On March 23, 1919, Benito Mussolini, an Italian veteran of the Great War and a publisher of…