Commentaries

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Grazing fees are federal smokescreen

The initiative to raise grazing fees on federal lands may be decided in Congress this week. Unfortunately, grazing fees are simply a smokescreen for three hidden agendas ruthlessly pursued by Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt: First, Babbitt would eliminate marginal ranchers in favor of West coast developers. If marginal ranchers can be denied access to public…

Americans still believe in Dream

“The rich get richer. The poor get poorer. Personal incomes are stagnant. The American Dream is dead.” This is now the mantra of Democratic leadership in Congress and the White House — and of many media mavens. But there’s a problem. None of it is true. Census data clearly show the rich are getting richer,…