May 6, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  The term "salad days" most often is attributed to William Shakespeare. Salad days refer to innocence, inexperience and a time of questionable judgment, in ... [more]
May 6, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  The possibility that the Supreme Court could throw out some or all of President Barack Obama's landmark health law in the midst of the presidential campaign ... [more]
May 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Candidates and voters share the obligation
May 4, 2012 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Over the last 100 years, only five incumbent presidents have lost second-term bids. Mitt Romney is trying to become the 21st century's first ... [more]
May 4, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Seventy years ago today was my best birthday ever.
May 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Congress wants postal cutbacks delayed while it looks into a continuous problem
May 3, 2012 - By Ricardo Alonso-Zalvidar, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Medicare's payment system, the unseen but vital network that handles 100 million monthly claims, could freeze up if President Barack Obama's ... [more]
May 3, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Height is complicated," says Nathaniel Hollister, a spokesman for The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats. He's considered an authority on such ... [more]
May 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Data from the Census Bureau brings the unusual details into focus again
May 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The "Full Flower Moon," so named by some American Indian tribes who didn't anticipate our early spring this year, but also known by others as the "Corn ... [more]
May 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The president is capitalizing on the death of bin Laden, and anyone else would do the same
May 1, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  A little over a year ago, I found myself vying with a colorful California character for an apartment in a seedy part of Hollywood.
May 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  'Tis the season, already
Apr 29, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Looking back with 20/20 hindsight garnered over a third of a century, it's easy to see the folly in the education curriculum offered by the University of ... [more]
Apr 29, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  It was rightly said of President Harry Truman that he liked being Harry Truman: He was comfortable being Harry Truman; he never thought about being anybody ... [more]
Apr 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mother Nature is likely to present a different challenge this season
Apr 27, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  This is not an invitation, but I enjoy telemarketing calls.
Apr 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're grateful for the mission of National Book Night and Poem in Your Pocket Day
Apr 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  It is not often you can say you knew someone your entire life, but that was the case between my mom and my Aunt Mary. Jeanette Gasser and Mary Cram were ... [more]
Apr 26, 2012 - By The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  Social Security is in significantly worse shape than thought, the Obama administration reported this week, which ought to prompt action to shore up a vital ... [more]
Apr 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The State of Wyoming granted waivers to 20 school districts -- and to itself
Apr 25, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Two-fifths of the Becker Bunch, plus one, visited us over the weekend, giving us the opportunity to catch up on once-frequent subjects of this column.
Apr 25, 2012 - By Joshua Spivak, MCT News Service:  With Mitt Romney all but officially anointed the Republican presidential nominee, the national political narrative now turns to the "Veepstakes": who Romney ... [more]
Apr 25, 2012 - Larry Bauman, Riverton:  Editor:
Apr 24, 2012 - By Laurie Kellman, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The widening Secret Service prostitution scandal has touched off a political dance in Washington -- a very delicate dance.
Apr 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Check the date
Apr 22, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  My years of daily battles in the educational trenches are quickly coming to an end. In five short weeks I hit the magical rule of 85.
Apr 22, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Every presidential campaign expends enormous amounts of effort and energy to convince a skeptical press and, more importantly, interested voters that its ... [more]
Apr 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  They are a good part of democracy, but they also need tender, loving care
Apr 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Despite their pleasure at hanging their heads out the open window of a moving car, most dogs don't enjoy other breezes blowing in their faces. My dogs cower if ... [more]
Apr 20, 2012 - By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The federal interstate highway system is showing its age, and, faced with the cost of repairing all those bumps and cracks, some states want to ... [more]
Apr 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The cold War is over, but similar dramas on a smaller scale never stop
Apr 19, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  When Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration regulatory power over tobacco products, the industry actually promoted the plan.
Apr 19, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Those who misquote are doomed to paraphrase."
Apr 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With March Madness over and football season still five months off, a working professional in Riverton suggested last week that a different kind of office pool ... [more]
Apr 18, 2012 - By The Los Angeles Times:  Once again, Cuba was absent from the Summit of the Americas. Yet the communist nation might as well have attended the gathering last weekend in Cartagena, ... [more]
Apr 18, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  From a Catholic school comes some of the funniest answers to questions posed to young students.
Apr 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you want evidence of how well Riverton has done in preserving a viable downtown business district, just drive through any number of other cities in Wyoming ... [more]
Apr 17, 2012 - By Stephen R. Weissman, McClatchy Newspapers:  Last week, jury selection began for John Edwards' trial in Greensboro, N.C. He's charged with accepting and concealing nearly $1 million in illegal campaign ... [more]