Cartoon: Feeling the Burn


Cartoon:  Children of the Climate

By A.F. Branco Click here for a higher level resolution version.


Time to reform the Endangered Species Act

By Rick Manning Adapted from testimony given before the House Western Caucus. The Endangered Species Act has been stretched beyond recognition into little more than a property grab while little progress is made on species restoration. I personally have been following the need to reform the Endangered […]


Saudi oil shock shows wisdom of Trump Venezuelan oil waiver

By Rick Manning President Donald Trump’s decision to grant waivers to U.S. oil interests from Venezuelan sanctions looks particularly brilliant in light of the recent attack on Saudi Arabian oil refineries which temporarily shut down the availability of more than 5 percent of the world’s oil supplies. Given the United States’ […]


In the flash of an eye, the world’s oil supply was cut by 5 percent. The world needs more oil, but Green New Deal Dems say no.

By Robert Romano In the flash of an eye, the world’s oil supply was reduced by 5 percent after the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities including the Abqaiq oil processing facility, which sent oil prices soaring in trading on Sept. 16 and then a subsequent pullback today upon Saudi announcements that production will […]


The federal government hoards so much land it doesn’t even know how much it has

By Richard McCarty It is well-known that the federal government has a spending problem, but it is less well-known that the government also has a hoarding a problem. As most Western state residents know, the federal government likes to hoard land. Unfortunately, it has not shown itself […]


Cartoon: What’s In Your Tank?


Stop left-wing groups from fleecing taxpayers with the Endangered Species Act

By Richard McCarty The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been stretched far beyond the intentions of Congressional representatives, and it is badly in need of reform. For example, loopholes in the law allow left-wing environmental groups to collect taxpayers’ money for keeping federal employees from doing their […]


Venezuela, China and Russia — Oh My

By Rick Manning The world is a complicated place. Most people don’t associate the devastation of the Venezuela by communist leader Nicolas Maduro with China, yet Venezuelan oil lies at the heart of China’s interests and as a result, they have been propping up the murderous South […]


Trump administration steps in to reform Endangered Species Act regs, but more work remains to be done to fix it

By Richard McCarty Earlier this week, the Trump Administration announced some small changes to Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations , which should limit the law’s negative impact on the economy. For example, the Administration is raising the standard for designating areas as critical habitat that are not currently […]

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