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  • Massive Land-Lock Up Threatens Nuclear Future

    Apr 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    President Obama's commitment to all of the above energy development apparently does not include nuclear power in light of a January 2012 order issued by his Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, locking-up a million acres of federal land in northwestern Arizona that holds the Nation's highest-grad
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  • Endangered Species Act: Like The Hotel California

    Mar 01, 2012 | by William Perry Pendley
    The Eagles' memorable hit, Hotel California, ends hauntingly, You can check-out any time you like; but you can never leave. Don Henley, who with Don Felder and Glenn Frey, share the writing credits, says "it's basically a song about the dark underbelly of the American dream and about excess in Amer
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  • New York County Fights Fed’S Social Engineering Demands

    Dec 01, 2011 | by William Perry Pendley
    Westchester County, New York lies north of New York City and its five boroughs, east of the Hudson River, and west of Long Island Sound and Connecticut. Its five hundred square miles is home, declares the 2010 Census, to nearly a million residents whose median family income makes Westchester County
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  • Census Bureau Rushes Unconstitutional Ballot Demand

    Nov 01, 2011 | by William Perry Pendley
    In mid-October, the Obama Administration, through the U.S. Census Bureau, put three states and 248 counties in 25 states on notice that the election materials they provide must be printed, not only in English, but also in 68 additional languages. The mandate is not new its announcement is required
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  • Vindication For Dr. Larry Squires Of Hobbs, New Mexico

    Oct 01, 2011 | by William Perry Pendley
    In 1992, Larry Squires of Hobbs, New Mexico, veterinarian, rancher, entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed environmentalist, received unwelcomed news from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA, notwithstanding extensive factual presentations by Dr. Squires, determined that lands upon which
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  • Wrong Precedent, Mr. President

    Sep 01, 2011 | by William Perry Pendley
    On President Obama’s pre-Martha’s Vineyard holiday bus caravan swing through the Midwest, he reprised his role as a law school lecturer (he was never a professor) to muse on the outcome when the Supreme Court of the United States decides the constitutionality of the individual mandate in, and hence
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  • Hollywood’S David Mamet: Brain Dead Liberal No More

    Aug 01, 2011 | by William Perry Pendley
    David Mamet is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, film director, and essayist, most famous for the films The Untouchables, The Verdict, and Wag the Dog the latter two received Academy Award nominations and plays, such as American Buffalo and Glengarry Glen Ross, for w
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  • Endangered Species Act: Out Of Control And Getting Worse

    Jul 01, 2011 | by William Perry Pendley
    Folks in the Texas Panhandle and southeastern New Mexico are in an uproar, and with good reason. At the behest of environmental groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) moves inexorably toward a decision to place the sand dune lizard on the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) list. As sim
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  • Arizona Asks U.S. Supreme Court: Is Federalism Still Alive?

    Jun 01, 2011 | by William Perry Pendley
    In early May, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced she will provide the Supreme Court of the United States with another opportunity to demonstrate that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is the federal appeals court whose opinions it most frequently reviews, reverses, and remands. The
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  • The Constitution'S "Standing" Rule: Crucial To Liberty

    May 01, 2011 | by William Perry Pendley
    On April 19, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that addresses an issue that appears, at first blush, somewhat prosaic, but that is, in reality, truly paramount to preserving the separation of powers and the system of checks and balances that the Founding Fathers wrote into the C
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