The future of the Republican party can't be rolling back regulations to own the libs

Increasingly, conservatives are speaking up for action on climate change
Members of the group Young Evangelicals for Climate Action demonstrate in front of the White House (photo: Luke Overstreet).

On February 26, 2015, Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, walked onto the floor of the U.S. Senate toting a snowball as a prop. According to Inhofe, the mere existence of the snowball was proof that climate change was a hoax.

Since Inhofe’s stunt, science denial has flowed from the mouths of Republican leadership, flooding news outlets, and social media with nonsense while hundred-year storms have flooded the heartland and wildfires have charred the American West.

Deer Christine

There has never been a documented case of interspecies CWD transfer
Photo: Adrian Scottow

In all my bowhunting years, I’d never killed a Halloween deer before. But at 7:57 a.m. on October 31 a mature whitetail doe lay expired at the end of a short blood trail in the Ozark Mountains of Newton County. This is the same Newton County that’s nested the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) outbreak in Arkansas.

Skunk week

Humility is the best teacher
Photo: Chad Shmukler

Unfortunately, humility doesn't come in small doses. You can't take a prescribed amount, or get "just enough" of it.

It comes, instead, in waves. It washes over you, permeates you. It seeks out your weaknesses and puts them on display for the world to see. It giggles and sniggers. It points and whispers.

By definition, it humbles.

Trump's record on the environment and public lands is worse than you think

Tracking Trump’s attacks on clean water, clean air, healthy habitats, wildlife and public lands
Photo: CCO

Donald Trump has been widely labeled the most anti-environment president in U.S. history, repeatedly portayed as the most dedicated enemy of clean air, clean water, wildlife and public lands this country has ever seated in the Oval Office.

Review: Orvis Recon 2 fly rod

Is Orvis's redesigned Recon the mid-range marvel its predecessor was?
The 2020 Orvis Recon (photo: Spencer Durrant)

For numerous reasons—some good and some bad—the fly fishing industry isn’t content to stand pat with what works. Rod builders churn out new sticks every year, and most rod models don’t hang around particularly long, though a few rods have bucked that trend over the years. Redington’s Classic Trout comes to mind. So does the Orvis Recon.