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  • 'Green elephants' abandon Bush

    The grassroots group Republicans for Environmental Protection withholds its endorsement from President Bush, citing his "deliberately anti-environmental, anti-conservation" record

  • Can the West become the new South?

    Boosters of a Western primary hope it could give the Interior West a greater voice in the politics of Washington, D.C.

  • Dear friends

    Election Day; Ray Ring wins journalism award; High Country News holiday open house

  • Dems contract case of self-delusion — or not

    The Democratic bloggers on the netroots seem to be prone to wildly optimistic self-delusion – and then again, maybe they’re not so crazy after all

  • Don’t expect Washington to lead the West

    The West needs to take charge of its own destiny, and become more than just a political game piece in the presidential election

  • Don’t trust this Texas billionaire

    T. Boone Pickens is now boosting alternative energy, but Ray Ring trusts him about as far as he could throw a modern-day wind turbine.

  • Election Day surprises in the schizophrenic West

    The same Western voters who re-elected President George W. Bush and his anti-environmental record also voted for environmental ballot measures and green-leaning candidates.

  • Environmental issues disappear into election-season smog

    Environmental issues were almost invisible in the presidential debates, but an awful lot has happened in the last four years – and most of it has not been good for the West.

  • Follow-up

    John Kerry vs. Barbara Cubin and Richard Pombo on oil; FBI arrests William Jensen Cottrell for California SUV arson; and Forest Service paid public relations firm $90,000 for "Forests With a Future" campaign and slogan

  • In presidential politics, the West is a forgotten time zone

    Even in an election year, the Rocky Mountain West remains flyover country, mostly ignored by politicians and TV networks alike

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