More Ron Arnold Articles

  • Fight federal abuse of property rights by making the government obey its own rules

    Cliven Bundy marched into my life one Friday morning in January 1992 in a protest bound for a federal courthouse in Las Vegas. He held up one side of a street-width banner that asked, “Has the West been won or has the fight just begun?” To my great relief, just as Bundy promised, nearly...

  • EPA's secret gas chamber experiments: A deceitful failure

    A man — we’ll call him “Subject No. 1” — had a clear plastic pipe stuck into his mouth with his lips sealed around it, while the diesel exhaust from a parked truck outside the gas chamber was mixed with particulate matter and pumped straight into his lungs. The pumped mixture level was...

  • Big Green's 'sue-and-settle' strategy draws pushback from states, Congress

    Scott Pruitt is Oklahoma's attorney general and he's fed up with Big Green's outrageously destructive sue-and-settle attacks using endangered species as a weapon to obliterate America's burgeoning oil and gas production. Pruitt was so fed up that on March 17 he and a coalition of energy groups...

  • EPA's shredding system makes bad news about climate regulations disappear

    Federal law mandates an independent scientific review of the possible effects -- both good and bad -- of proposed environmental regulations before decisionmakers act. The Environmental Protection Agency doesn't do that. The scofflaw EPA routinely and systematically kills any hint of bad...

  • Senators John Barrasso, David Vitter and Mike Enzi warn of EPA moves to control all water

    Wyoming welder Andrew Johnson had a state permit, so he thought he was building a perfectly legal stock water pond for his livestock where Six Mile Creek runs through his private farm in Uinta County. But U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcers said Johnson was actually building a dam...

  • Stunning Supreme Court victory vindicates property owners beset by Big Green's 'rails-to-trails' movement

    Dick Welsh is not a name you'll find in Monday's huge property rights victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, but he was the biggest winner. It was his vindication. Welsh is the Washington state property owner who became a reluctant hero as the father of the “reversionary rights” movement in...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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