Ray Ring's West

It ain't just dairy farmers

Ray Ring | Aug 26, 2010 02:50 PM
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Hey Ray, it is not just dairy farmers who want Uncle Sam to guarantee their income. From the New Deal onward we've been conditioning those [...]

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Idaho's Republican dairy farmers embrace socialism

Ray Ring | Aug 26, 2010 02:50 PM
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They're in a national movement to guarantee profits on milk.

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reality

Ray Ring | Jun 09, 2010 10:20 AM
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I understand your view, but surely you see that under the current system, almost zero independent or small-party or write-in candidates get elected anyway. If [...]

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Pure wishful thinking

Ray Ring | Jun 09, 2010 10:20 AM
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Closing minority voices out of general elections increases the corporate grip on politics. In almost every case, top two will offer zero alternative to the [...]

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California voters OK reform of primary system

Ray Ring | Jun 09, 2010 10:20 AM
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'Top two' ballot measure may reduce power of hardliners in each party.

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IPAMS

Ray Ring | Feb 10, 2010 04:45 PM
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Great article, Ray! IPAMS does indeed represent one end of the spectrum when it comes to lobbying. The history of the group was quite interesting [...]

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gas drilling - fracking

Ray Ring | Feb 10, 2010 04:45 PM
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Sounds like any time IPAMS is not happy we're doing the right thing. I live in the Finger Lakes of upstate NY where gas/oil companies [...]

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understanding an oil group

Ray Ring | Feb 10, 2010 04:45 PM
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All points well taken Ray. However you overlooked the Government Accountability office report released a couple of years ago that took the BLM to task [...]

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Natural Resource Development on Fedetral Lands

Ray Ring | Feb 10, 2010 04:45 PM
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  In the CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION ET AL. v. GRANITE ROCK CO.,the U. S. Supreme Court(No. 85-1200)-107 S.Ct.1419(1987)-opined that: "The Mining Act of 1872 authorizes a [...]

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natural gas as a "bridge fuel"

Ray Ring | Feb 10, 2010 04:45 PM
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What part of "natural gas is a fossil fuel and the burning of it emits carbon" do you not get?

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About Ray

Ray has been a Western journalist since 1979. He's now High Country News senior editor, based in Bozeman, Montana. He's earned national recognition including a George Polk Award for political reporting, a Sidney Hillman Foundation Journalism Award for investigating oil-field accidents, and an Investigative Reporters & Editors scroll for going undercover as a prison inmate. He's had three novels published.