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  • Modern-Day Luddites in Mora County, New Mexico

    Dec 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    President Reagan would not have been surprised by the 2-1 vote of the Mora County, New Mexico Commission in April 2013 prohibiting oil and gas activities, not just those using hydraulic fracturing, and waging war on corporate entities.
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  • Jewell’s Actions Dash Hope for Change at Interior

    Nov 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    Early on Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell was welcomed with bipartisan enthusiasm. She is a petroleum engineer who spent: a few years working for a major energy company in the Oklahoma oil patch; 19 years as a commercial banker; and, over a decade as an executive with REI, finally as its CEO.
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  • Scots-Irish Encounter the King's Men in the Ozark Forest

    Oct 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    In 1808, a Scots-Irish family named McIlroy heard news of the Louisiana Purchase and farmland that was plentiful there, left their home in Tennessee, and headed west.
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  • Oilman with Reagan-Era Lease Still Waiting To Drill, Sues

    Sep 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    In September of 1981, President Reagan determined whether to grant permission to drill on a federal oil and gas lease in Wyoming.
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  • Federal Court: A Right to Carry Openly Outside The Home

    Aug 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    Last month, a Colorado federal district court struck down a U.S. Postal Service regulation barring a rural man from possessing a firearm in his car when he parks in the Post Office parking lot to retrieve and send his mail.
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  • Supreme Court Punts on Racialism By Universities

    Jul 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    In one of its final decisions of the October 2012 Term, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to overturn a controversial 2003 ruling (Grutter v. Bollinger) that allows colleges to use racial preferences to grant admission until 2038.
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  • Last [Miner] Standing in a Colorado National Forest

    Jun 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    One such man is Coloradoan Robert Congdon who owns ten mining claims within the White Banks Quarry—an alabaster, marble, and gypsum deposit—beneath Mount Sopris in the White River National Forest in north-central Colorado near Carbondale in Pitkin County.
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  • Ronald Reagan's Greatest Legacy: Defenders of Freedom

    May 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 as “Law Day” and called upon Americans to “remember with pride and vigilantly guard the great heritage of liberty, justice, and equality under the law [that] our forefathers bequeathed to us.”
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  • Feds Seize Property and Tell Owner, “Prove It's Yours!”

    Apr 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    Eight years ago yesterday, on a sunny, clear, but windy and hence cold day, near a wide spot in the road called Garryowen on the vast prairie of southern Montana an hour north of the Wyoming border, vans full of armed, SWAT-geared federal agents sped down I-90. Garryowen is a private town owned by Christopher Kortlander...
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  • It’s Still Obama’s Department Of The Interior

    Mar 01, 2013 | by William Perry Pendley
    In the 1970 western, Monte Walsh, Lee Marvin plays the title character, a tough cowhand who ekes out a living in the last days of the old west hiring out for anything he can do from a horse.
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