Category Archives: Editorial

Turn Z’s Dump Into A Zoo

By Bradley Harrington

“I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.” – Thomas Jefferson, “Letter to William Ludlow,” 1824 –

Another item from the “Man, you just can’t make this stuff up” department:

“The Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority is hoping to buy the large vacant building at the northwest corner of 17th Street and Carey Avenue. DDA officials announced … that they will apply to the Wyoming Business Council for a grant to buy the building …” (“Cheyenne DDA aims to purchase Z’s Furniture building,” WTE, July 10.) read more

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All You DO Is Rules, Dept. Of Health

By Bradley Harrington

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” – Laurence J. Peter, “The Peter Principle,” 1969 –

As I ponder our local news, I sometimes come across a story so hilariously silly, so ripe for the lampooning, that I say to myself: “Man, you just can’t make this stuff up.”

Like this nugget:

“More than 100 new laws went into effect [July 1], including one letting seizure patients use an oil from the cannabis plant. But because the state Department of Health hasn’t yet created hemp extract registration cards, patients or their parents are unsure whether they could be arrested for possession of the product called cannabidiol …” (“Health Dept. unprepared for hemp oil regulation,” WTE, July 5.) read more

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Don’t Hand Over Your Rights

By Bradley Harrington

“What is true of every member of the society, individually, is true of them all collectively; since the rights of the whole can be no more than the sum of the rights of the individuals.” – Thomas Jefferson, “Letter To James Madison,” 1789 –

Last year in this space, I said that July 4, 1776 was the day when “the Second Continental Congress ratified the most radical document ever penned in man’s history: The Declaration of Independence.” (WTE, “Where’s the character of 1776?”, Jul. 4, 2014.) read more

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Docs Against Your Health

By Bradley Harrington

“If health is our concern, fossil fuels underlie the food and medical care systems that have created the longest life expectancy in history.” – Alex Epstein, “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels,” 2014 –

“Global warming is real,” the so-called “scientists” tell us. At least, all the ones that are on taxpayer-funded, government payrolls, merrily competing with each other on who can hysterically present the most cataclysmic doomsday scenario to be “predicted” in the least amount of time. read more

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Idea-Event Links Are Everywhere

By Bradley Harrington

“How do we know what we know? … Upon the solution to this problem every other aspect of philosophy must rest. For until we know how we know, we cannot be certain of what we know.” – Ayn Rand, “Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology,” 1966 –

Last week, in my “Might does not make right” column (WTE, June 12), I opened with “Concrete events often serve as mirrors of abstract ideas.” Well, that’s all it took to blow up my inbox with all kinds of reader questions, the most common of which could best be boiled down to: read more

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