Wyoming Liberty Group
Something is seriously amiss when it comes to grizzly bears and the federal government. At the end of May, a jury found Stephen Westmoreland guilty of illegally taking a grizzly bear. Though he claimed self-defense in his trip to the Greater Yellowstone area, bear management experts testified about the nuances of how bears retreat and argued that the shooting was not justified. During the same time period, an unlucky visitor at Denali National Park happened upon a grizzly bear. Fortunate for himself and his female companion, he fired nine shots into the bear, stopping its assault and saving their lives.
Living conditions in post-Civil War New Orleans weren’t exactly what you would call ideal.
Water from the Mississippi River was polluted with the waste from dozens of slaughterhouses that operated about a mile up stream from the city. This waste, including intestines, blood and feces would clog around pipes that provided drinking water to the city. The pollution led to massive outbreaks of cholera, yellow fever and other diseases.
On Saturday November 7, 2009, the House of Representatives of U.S. Congress passed a comprehensive bill aimed at fundamentally reforming the national health care system. If the bill passes the Senate it will affect health insurance and health care delivery in every state. But the notion that a one-size-fits-all solution out of Washington, DC is good for every state is false. Not all states have the same problems with uninsured citizens or lack of employer-based insurance coverage.
Landowners and ranchers received rare news of relief last year from the U.S. Supreme Court. Far-flung accusations of environmental groups against landowners must now be heard with a healthy grain of salt. The question before the Court in Summers v. Earth Island Institute was just how great the role environmental activists should have in court proceedings regarding land use questions especially when those activists share no connection to the land in question.
Gov. Dave Freudenthal has ranked near the bottom of the Cato Institute’s Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors: 2008.
Freudenthal was among 13 governors to receive a D, and only Montana Gov. Brian Scheweitzer ranked lower on the D list. Three governors received As, 14 earned Bs, eight earned Cs and eight earned Fs.