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Ammon Bundy, #NoDAPL, and Obama Administration Hypocrisy

Ammon Bundy, #NoDAPL, and Obama Administration Hypocrisy

“If that camp was full of people advocating for fossil fuels, they would have been removed by now,” North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer told The Associated Press a month ago. “There is some discretionary enforcement going on.” Cramer was talking about unpermitted protest camps set up by the #NoDAPL movement on U.S. Army Corps of

President Barack Obama Thinks We Have Too Much Free Speech, Proposes Safe Spaces From Scary Ideas

A provocative headline? Sure. But I’m not sure how else to interpret these comments made by President Obama recently at a conference in Pittsburgh: “We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,” Obama said at an innovation conference in Pittsburgh. “There has to

Barack Obama, Enabler of #NoDAPL Hecklers, Does Not Himself Like to Be Heckled

Yesterday, while on the campaign trail stumping for fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama was interrupted by protesters. .@POTUS to heckler in NC: "Try to get your own rally" https://t.co/7PwaryrCo6 — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 11, 2016 “Is somebody hollering again?” he said when he heard the protesters – Trump supporters wearing shirts

Craig Stevens: Further Delays for the Dakota Access Pipeline Aren’t Reasonable

There is no reasonable reason for the federal government to continue its delay of the necessary easement to allow for the ultimate completion and operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers and Dakota Access, LLC, have labored for more than two years, meeting with hundreds – if not thousands – of

What President Obama Did to the Dakota Access Pipeline Was a Travesty

On Friday last week, in the space of about 10 minutes, the fortunes for the much-belabored Dakota Access Pipeline changed so quickly we observers nearly got whiplash. First a federal judge – Obama appointee James Boasberg – ruled in favor of the pipeline on the legal merits (read his opinion here). He rejected claims made

BREAKING: Obama Administration Blocks Building of Dakota Access Pipeline Under Lake Oahe

The folks trying to build the Dakota Access Pipeline got a win from a federal judge today, but it didn’t last long. Immediately after the judge issued his order the Obama administration announced that they would be blocking construction of the pipeline on Corps land adjacent to, and under, Lake Oahe. As you can see

Real Sovereignty for Native Americans Would Mean Property Rights and Policy Autonomy

“The Loophole Economy Is No Jackpot for Indians” is the headline to a Wall Street Journal article from yesterday written by Naomi Schaefer Riley, author of The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians, which you can purchase from Amazon at this link. I’m buying a copy as soon as I’m done

Congressman Kevin Cramer: Stanton Station Coal Plant Closing “Is Just the First Casualty Here in North Dakota”

Yesterday we got news that Great River Energy is shuttering its Stanton Station coal-fired power plant, putting about 65 people out of a job. In their announcement the company referenced the rising costs of regulation as one reason for the decision. During an interview with Congressman Kevin Cramer yesterday while I was sitting in for