Is Lawlessness An Inevitability?

On the morning of August 26, 1879, nearly 200 men stormed the Maricopa County jail in Phoenix, took custody of two murder suspects, and strung them up in the town plaza. The Phoenix Herald endorsed the hangings, writing, “Villainy and vice are rampant these days. Murders and assassinations are to …

Is There An Existential Threat?

For hard-core political wonks, this week marks the 55th Anniversary of the first televised debate in our history between Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy, and GOP Vice President Richard M. Nixon. An estimated 70 million watched the first dust-up between the rivals. Back then, about 85% of households had a …

What Price For Our Vote?

We’re reminded, “Politics is a full contact sport.” To the average citizen in Wyoming, or elsewhere, there’s a clear, precipitous decline in public confidence in organized and institutionalized structures of government, except unprincipled D.C. Beltway politicians and lobbyists, driven by careerists impulses. One of the obstacles we face is the …