A recent arrest put armed militias patrolling the southern border in the public spotlight, but they have a lineage as long as the border itself.
Even with Ammon Bundy's arrest, don't expect the occupation to end quickly or peacefully.
For centuries, the federal government has bailed out cattle ranchers in Oregon and other Western states. It requires a lot of magical thinking—and historical erasure—to see “tyranny” in Harney County.
A recent compromise, hammered out to protect sage grouse, shows it's possible for conservation and business interests in the West to work together.
A standoff with authorities at a federal wildlife preserve is a disconcerting reminder of America's vigilante tradition.
What happens when you give power to a private security service in an attempt to quickly boost economic growth.
Did a popular young political leader plot to commit mass murder in Alaska?