It appears that the Oregon standoff may soon come to an end after the killing of one of the leaders and the arrest of others, including Ammon Bundy, who has called for the remaining holdouts to leave the wildlife refuge. But regardless of what happens regarding this tragic episode, there is no doubt that the controversial continuation of federal control of western land is still unsettled and will likely lead to future face-offs.

The release of the grainy FBI video showing the shooting death of rancher/protester LaVoy Finicum has not quelled debate about what really happened.

After LaVoy Finicum is killed, more occupiers leave refuge; only four left; huge police/military vehicle presence.

Hopes that the occupation of the Wildlife Refuge in Oregon would end peacefully have been dashed; an eyewitness says Finicum was murdered with his hands in the air, showing he was not being aggressive.

A Pew study on Americans' satisfaction with the federal government strongly suggest that the larger government gets, the more people distrust it.