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Rod Miller: The Empty Head of the Sagebrush Rebellion Raises Itself Again
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "If the Freedom Caucus was too lazy or too proud to get involved in the fed’s planning process on the BLM’s Draft Management Plan from Day One, but then cry crocodile tears when the horse is out of the barn, they aren’t worth listening to."
Rod MillerSeptember 28, 2023
Rod Miller: Government Secrets vs. The Wyoming Public Records Act
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "In a free society like ours, citizens should know more about government than government knows about us. Knowledge is power, right? When government keeps secrets from its citizens, it becomes a secret government."
Rod MillerSeptember 24, 2023
Rod Miller: Rep. Lauren Boebert -- You Can Take The Girl Out Of The Trailer Park, But…
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "The Grand Old Party would be well -advised, when choosing their spear-carriers to represent the moral high ground when it comes to sex, to find a handmaiden who can keep her knees together, her hands to herself and her thong in place."
Rod MillerSeptember 20, 2023
Rod Miller: The Ol’ Campfire & The Salvation Of Wyoming Politics
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "I finally met Dan Sabrosky around the ol’ campfire when he came up to me and introduced himself. Dan and I have spent months lobbing “truth bombs” and laughing emojis at each other, behind our keyboards. But, after a firm handshake and looking one another in the eye, the dynamic changed."
Rod MillerSeptember 17, 2023
Rod Miller: Transparency and Political Courage in the Cowboy State
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "When it comes to the political courage to back up their hot air, WyoRINO is woefully lacking. I suppose that, if you lack cojones, you are better off concealing your cowardice behind a cloak of anonymity."
Rod MillerSeptember 10, 2023
Rod Miller: Nels Smith - Another Tall Tree Gone From Wyoming’s Skyline
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "When Sen. Al Simpson eulogized the passing of Gov. Ed Herschler, he said, 'A tall tree is gone from Wyoming’s rugged skyline.' When Wyoming’s titans pass, I always think of those words. And there have been damn few trees taller in our state than Nels Smith.
Rod MillerSeptember 06, 2023
Rod Miller: A Better Mousetrap for Wyoming’s Flawed Election Code
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "A recent vacancy in the Sheridan County Commission set the wheels in motion for the Republican Party to once again behave like a dysfunctional HOA in a gated community full of rednecks."
Rod MillerSeptember 03, 2023
Rod Miller: Old Men, Fire and Politics in the Big Empty
The herd had stampeded during a thunderstorm in the middle of the night. They scattered so severely that Rimrock, the night rider, dragged into camp to say, "They’re out there in little bunches. Some bunches have three or four in ‘em, some bunches have a dozen. But there are a lot of bunches out there than don’t have any in ‘em.”
Rod MillerAugust 27, 2023
Rod Miller: The Wyoming GOP Rides For Too Many Brands
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "Columnist Rod Miller writes, "When I was a young lad learning to buy horses, the best advice anyone ever gave me was, 'Count the brands.' If a horse had more than one brand, it meant that he was a problem for somebody."
Rod MillerAugust 23, 2023
Rod Miller: We’re Not In Kansas Anymore, Toto. This Is Wyoming
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "When the police chief of Marion, Kansas, raided the office of the small local newspaper a week ago, he did nothing more than reinforce James Madison’s truism that the freedom of the press must not be abridged."
Rod MillerAugust 20, 2023
Rod Miller: U.S. Women's Soccer Team Comes Across Like Spoiled Losers
On the U.S. women's soccer team collapse, columnist Rod Miller writes, "Leave the politics to folks who are a lot better at it than you are, and forget about scoring points with identity groups who might look at you as their champions while the world looks at you like spoiled losers."
Rod MillerAugust 13, 2023
Rod Miller: That Time I Lost A Bet To A White Supremacist Knuckle-Dragger
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "This is a sordid tale about the doomed path of mixing gambling with fringe politics. There must be some obscure warning in Leviticus about this sort of dangerous behavior. Ma must have cautioned me about the risks. If so, I’ve clearly forgotten."
Rod MillerAugust 11, 2023
Rod Miller: A Connecticut Yankee At Frontier Days
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "I just returned from the strangest journey. You’ll recall that more than a century ago, Mr. Twain rapped me sharply on the noggin and sent me back in time to Camelot. Maybe you’ve read about it."
Rod MillerAugust 06, 2023
Rod Miller: It's A Big Government Problem, Not A Free Speech Problem
Columnist Rod Miler writes, "Don’t for a minute think that your enemy is freedom of human expression. Books aren’t trying to replace you as a parent, big government is."
Rod MillerJuly 30, 2023
Rod Miller: Gordon Has A Chance To Be Great. Will He Take It?
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "The Freedom Caucus has presented Gordon with the chance to stand strong like a real First Amendment trail boss. If he wastes this chance and knuckles under to their demands, he will brand himself as nothing more than their stable boy."
Rod MillerJuly 27, 2023
Rod Miller: Celebrity Worship Around The Ol’ Campfire
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "Things are getting just a tad weird around the ol’ campfire lately. While they try to dodge the smoke, my saddlepals are all gushing over this movie, or that song, or which famous person is speaking God’s honest truth."
Rod MillerJuly 23, 2023
Rod Miller: Chasing Rocks – Or - How Not To Look Like An Idiot
Columnist Rod Miller got his first pair of glasses when he was out gathering cattle with his dad. "I thought I saw a bunch of cows off in the distance at the base of a ridge. When I got to the ridge, I found out they were only big rocks. I had to confess to Dad that I had wasted half an hour trying to round up rocks."
Rod MillerJuly 16, 2023
Rod Miller: “The Machine” And The Consent Of The Governed
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "It is an uncomfortable fact of life in a free society that dissent should not only be tolerated but encouraged as the natural leavening of our political system, regardless of whether it is the Left or the Right doing the dissenting."
Rod MillerJuly 13, 2023
Rod Miller: My Umpteenth Column About Free Speech
When I read Clair McFarland’s recent brace of articles about Biden wanting to censor freedom of speech on social media, it pissed me off. I get pissed off any time that government wants to strangle our most fundamental American liberty to freely speak our minds.
Rod MillerJuly 09, 2023
Rod Miller: “Affirmative Action” Is Unconstitutional In The Equality State
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "There is no waffle language in the Wyoming Constitution. And therefore no room in the Equality State for affirmative action or protected classes. Those might be noble concepts in other states where equality is subject to modifiers, but our founding document renders them moot."
Rod MillerJuly 02, 2023
Rod Miller: Methinks U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland Whines Too Much
Columnist Rod Miller writes, "Merrick Garland is whining that criticism is a threat to the 'independence' of his outfit, the U.S. Department of Justice, and thereby a threat to democracy itself. It's hard to threaten something that no longer exists."
Rod MillerJune 29, 2023