"If the trajectory of 2016 continues through Trump’s presidency, the 'commons,' the public sphere and the values of shared responsibility, will be tested as never before."
When Bundy tore down a fence adjoining a rancher's property, the rancher, Tim Puckett, angrily denounced the action and repaired the fence
Confronted with unarmed blacks, law enforcement goes in for the beat-down. Confronted with armed white guys, they prefer to wait and see
Fueled by anti-government sentiment and armed to the teeth, self-styled "patriots" are a menace to public safety and make federal lands unsafe
It is unclear how a state can have "joint jurisdiction" over land it does not own and has no claim to, but the Colorado Republicans' effort is a first step in a much more ambitious scheme; seizing and handing authority over federal land to the billionaire Koch brothers to drill for oil, mine, and log without "interference" from the federal government.
The Bureau of Land Management finally took action against another group of anti-government activists who blatantly trespassed on federal land because like Bundy, they do not believe the federal government has a right to own land or that federal law applies to them.
At least, and it is better late than never, the sheriff is willing to assist federal officials conducting an active investigation to hold the seditionists involved in the Bundy standoff accountable.
Brent Douglas Cole has been identified as the suspect believed to be responsible for shooting a BLM ranger over the weekend.
The latest call to arms to overthrow the government and oust President Obama and several Democrats by military coup is being framed as a biblical David v. Goliath, colonists v. King George III, and Jedi v. Sith.