All posts tagged "politics"

  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: From Skater to Hater

    Tracing Mike Flynn’s transformation from skater kid to conservative. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Unlike Milo Yiannopoulos, who lost everything at once, retired Gen. Michael Flynn wasn’t entirely ruined when he resigned as national security advisor on Feb....

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Getting Deep in DC

    Meet your new Washington watchdog unleashed in the nation’s capital. JACKSON HOLE, WY  – Democracy in Crisis is a new column designed to take the prefix “alt” back from a certain white nationalist movement, and hold the Donald...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • FREE SPEECH: Get Engaged

    How to effectively lobby your elected officials, even when you’re mad as hell. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Today, it seems there is enough political news to unnerve the most sanguine. An undercurrent of rage can be detected...

    • Posted November 29, 2016
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  • REDNECK PERSPECTIVE: The Trump Tirade

    We must not assume the traits we condemn. JACKSON HOLE, WY – A preacher was tired of the morally superior tone of his congregation. He told them, “If there was a drunken orgy in town, I would...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Gasping For Air

    Learning how to emerge from the rubble of political dissention. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In last week’s column, I predicted that Secretary Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election. Like most Americans, I was under the impression...

    • Posted November 15, 2016
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  • FROM OUR READERS

    Macker and Epstein Have the Right Stuff JACKSON HOLE, WY – Having attended almost all of the candidate forums, as well as having more than 40 years of local and state public service, I urge you to...

    • Posted November 1, 2016
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  • Friess + Trump = ‘Civility’

    Town council candidate organizes protest in response to Donald Trump, Jr.’s appearance today. Jackson Hole, WY — Mr. anti-Skittles is coming to town. Donald Trump, Jr., son of presidential candidate Donald Trump, will appear at a fundraising...

    • Posted October 3, 2016
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  • GALLOPIN’ GRANDMA: Middle School Mudslinging

    Eighth graders get a lesson in political warfare. JACKSON HOLE, WY – It was a very long time ago when a group of cavemen picked up some rocks and old dinosaur bones and threw them at a...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • REDNECK PERSPECTIVE: Politicos Mean Business

    Local candidates get serious about important issues at Hog Island forum. JACKSON HOLE, WY – At a Hog Island question-answer session I chatted with local candidates about complex issues facing our community. I questioned commissioner candidate Nikki...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: The Right Way to Play

    The power of engaging in local politics Jackson, WY – It’s a moment that changed the trajectory of my life, and like other important moments in my life, it took place at a dive bar. My wife...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
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