Originally published 02/02/2016
Matthew C. Hulbert
The takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge triggered unpleasant memories of guerrilla warfare from our past.
Originally published 01/29/2016
Thomas A. Reinstein
Historically, militias were a tool of the state, not a force formed in opposition to the state.
Originally published 01/22/2016
Constitutional scholars generally hold W. Cleon Skousen’s theories in churlish regard.
Originally published 01/14/2016
Steven C. Beda
Back in 1941 they proclaimed themselves the State of Jefferson. Then Pearl Harbor happened.
Originally published 01/07/2016
Understanding the dispute in Oregon requires a look at American history, and how geography, climate and politics shaped “the frontier.”
Originally published 01/06/2016
One of the militia's core grievances does seem to resonate with many people in eastern Oregon. Specifically, they're upset with the way the federal government manages the land it owns around the state. And it owns a lot.
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