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Republicans spooked by Cantor's defeat

Let's be perfectly blunt. Ever since House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Virginia primary to the underfunded Dave Brat, we political pundits (yes, I'm a ...

A new buzz cut every week

The clippers my dad used were eerily similar to those found around the fair building during livestock shows.

One of the intrigues, not necessarily ...

Beetles and the economy

Tree-fall hazards threaten to dent the Wyoming outdoor season

When a Wyoming resident or visitor imagines a mountain hike, a day of fishing or ...

A captured Libyan might shed light on Benghazi

The capture and opportunity for interrogation of Benghazi accused assassin Ahmed Abu Khattala, announced by President Barack Obama during his visit to ...

Some bedfellows we don't need

The Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance doesn't have much to offer in the local reservation border discussions.

Be careful who you get in bed ...

Better have Plan B

Wyoming mustn't simply bank on winning the C02 battle in court or the ballot box

There is nothing wrong with the state of Wyoming fighting the ...

Did U.S. waste billions of dollars in Iraq war? Senators asking top brass

WASHINGTON -- Senators challenged the nation's top military leaders Wednesday over the recent chaos in Iraq, asking how Iraqi troops could be fleeing their ...

Love and a very strong leash

Last weekend, I was tasked with caring for my brother's dog, Dreiko, while my brother was away.
Usually my brother has great judgment, so we won't condemn ...

A relief to see it go

It appears that the Hudson homicide case finally might have come to an end

The combination of crime, investigation, trial, sentencing and news ...

Riding with the Rangers: The things some people do when it's Mining Edition season

I've got a fair number of Ranger Mining Editions under my belt, but a visitor to this office on Tuesday has me topped. And he's got some skin in the game -- ...

Tilting toward Wyoming

Whatever the energy demand, we are likely to be the one to fill it

This is some state we've got here.
Most of us know that already, but the annual ...

Obscure export-import bank ignites battle

Critics say it's corporate welfare, unnecessarily putting taxpayers' money at risk.

WASHINGTON -- At roughly $25 a pop, there's good money to be made ...

Tuesday notes

Summer is near?
Four days before the official start of summer, we're not getting very summery weather. These cool, mostly cloudy days aren't what we're ...

Bureaucracy's boring old battles

Our nation's quagmire of legal hurdles and safeguards is one of life's great annoyances.

Sometimes you just need to vent your frustrations.Experts ...

The Dad questionnaire

Use part of this day to understand the old man a little better than before

Several times now we have mentioned the office visit of a teen-ager a few ...

Equating patriotism with murder

The most troubling part of all the recent public shootings is that they now border on being normal.
It's just weird what we've come to accept.
The news ...

Troubles in Iraq

Everyone sees what is happening, but what to do about it is another matter

The most benign word that could be used to characterize growing unrest in ...

Considering father-son bond

What do you know for sure about the relationship between fathers and sons?
With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, I felt I should write on the subject at ...

Governors and EPA

Opinions in the West aren't unanimous, but they might be the basis for consensus

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and his fellow Western-state governors spent ...

See the 'gas globulars' in June sky

June is a good month to see one of the most impressive regions of the Milky Way. MS and M13 are two of the brightest "gas globulars" in the night sky, and they ...

 
 

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