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  • A closer look at Obama's judges, federal agencies, and his approach to science and secrecy

    A closer look at Obama's judges, federal agencies, and his approach to science and secrecy

    A closer look at Obama's impact on federal judges, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Energy Department and the Forest Service, as well as his administration's approach to science and secrecy.

  • An Obama-Huntsman ticket would get my vote

    An Obama-Huntsman ticket would get my vote

    It might be a radical pairing, but if Huntsman ran as Obama's vice president, he'd get this writer's vote.

  • Democrats rise again in the Rockies

    Democrats rise again in the Rockies

    Rob Saldin looks at the reasons why the Democrats finally succeeded in breaking the Republican chokehold on the West.

  • Drilling the Democrats

    Jonathan Thompson says that Barack Obama -- caught between the threat of global warming and demands for energy independence -- is unlikely to end drilling in the West.

  • Drilling, wolves, guns and plutonium

    “Drill here, drill now!” on the ground and in Western politics; Northern Rockies wolves protected again – and on the move; Obama backs Second Amendment; gas pains in the West; plutonium spill in Boulder.

  • Idealism wakes up in America

    Rich Wandshneider fully understands why former Peace Corps volunteers like himself are flocking to the idealistic banner of Barack Obama.

  • In Wyoming, caucusing gets personal

    Julianne Couch was excited by Wyoming’s Democratic caucus, feeling that for once it really mattered.

  • It's time for a ceasefire on guns

    Hal Herring believes that Democrats should give up on gun control, not just for the sake of politics but because it’s the right thing to do.

  • Jon Huntsman Jr. -- a pragmatic Westerner for the White House

    Jon Huntsman Jr. -- a pragmatic Westerner for the White House

    Despite poor poll showings, the worldly Jon Huntsman Jr. is the most qualified candidate in the Republican primary, especially when it comes to environmental issues.

  • Judith Lewis Mernit on Obama's enviro record

    Judith Lewis Mernit on Obama's enviro record

    Judith Lewis Mernit talks with Cally Carswell about how the Obama administration's policies are impacting the West.

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