Interior Department: The Need for a Gumption Pill


By Bob Ferris   gump•tion  [guhmp-shuhn]  noun Informal. 1. initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness: With his gumption he'll make a success of himself. 2. courage; spunk; guts: It takes gumption to quit a high-paying job. 3. common sense; shrewdness.  From Dictionary.com    There are times when I fantasize about products that I would like to see.  One … Continue reading Interior Department: The Need for a Gumption Pill

Cliven Bundy: The Cowardly Cowboy of Clark County Throws a Tantrum


By Bob Ferris   “In a meeting Saturday, Bundy urged Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie to seize the federal officials’ weapons and bring them back to the rancher.”   Seattle Times April 12, 2014    Many people in American and the world watched in horror this past week as the events unfolded in Nevada.  We … Continue reading Cliven Bundy: The Cowardly Cowboy of Clark County Throws a Tantrum

Ken Mayer: Thanks for standing up for Science and Wildlife


By Bob Ferris I am always a little leery of the term political science—not because of anything about this important discipline—but because the two elements of the field (i.e., politics and science) act so often like matter and anti-matter.  We have certainly seen this with the climate change debate.  And we constantly see it with … Continue reading Ken Mayer: Thanks for standing up for Science and Wildlife