Apr 11, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  "I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution," Barack Obama said on March 30, ... [more]
Apr 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  You know your presidential campaign is in trouble when winning your home-state primary is starting to look like a long shot. That, however, was the scene ... [more]
Apr 10, 2012 - By Larry Margasak, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- For a brief moment in a season of partisan rancor, the Democratic leader of the Senate and his Republican counterpart hit the pause button. As ... [more]
Apr 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Egg hunting
Apr 8, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  One of my clearest memories came as an 8-year old hunting quail with my dad, my grandfather and my great uncle in the Arkansas woods.
Apr 8, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Rick Perry's appearance as the Republican speaker at Washington's annual Gridiron dinner gave the Texas governor an opportunity to start rehabilitating his ... [more]
Apr 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Editor's note: A version of this Easter editorial was published most recently in 2006.
Apr 6, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  In a ruling many found shocking, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that people suspected of minor offenses, such as rolling through a stop light, can be ... [more]
Apr 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One of the biggest, most-convenient targets of political conservatives is the American Civil Liberties Union.
Apr 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The signs of early spring continue to arrive.
Apr 5, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  I guess you've noticed it's April. I suppose you've seen, as I have, the early buds peeking out on the bleeding heart and the flowering almond.
Apr 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A reader made an observation Tuesday afternoon.
Apr 4, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  April's full moon rises this Friday, April 6.
Apr 4, 2012 - The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Prospective employers typically ask job applicants for references. But in the age of the Internet, some want much more.
Apr 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Here's a thought for the big spectator events at Wolverine Field, Riverton High School and Riverton Middle School: Ask the team buses to park somewhere other ... [more]
Apr 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  During an NCAA women's basketball tournament game over the weekend, one of the announcers mentioned that a point guard was having a good day at the free-throw ... [more]
Apr 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Moderate in March
Apr 1, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  One of the more memorable episodes of my early teaching career came in the weekly sessions of "Men's Night" every Wednesday in Lusk.
Apr 1, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  In 2007, my friend and colleague on "PBS NewsHour," Jim Lehrer, interviewed President George W. Bush and asked the following question about the U.S. wars then ... [more]
Apr 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Putting children in jail is an unsavory prospect. Sometimes, however, it is necessary. Fremont County has a juvenile detention component at the detention ... [more]
Mar 30, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Sunday is the infamous April Fools' Day -- that day when friends and family primary purpose is to trick you, make a fool of you.
Mar 30, 2012 - By Michael A. Memoli and Paul West MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Even before the Supreme Court heard arguments about the constitutionality of the federal health care law, President Barack Obama's campaign had ... [more]
Mar 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you haven't seen them already, you will soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new national advertising campaign, the subject ... [more]
Mar 29, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The competition was intense, but Republicans just managed to edge out the Obama administration for Most Disingenuous Political Ploy of last week.
Mar 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The police scanner in the Ranger newsroom has been crackling in recent days. It's grass fire season.
Mar 29, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  There's an old saying in Republican politics: Massachusetts produces only two exports -- lobsters and liberals -- and neither one travels well.
Mar 28, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The federal Disclose Act is back in play, and none too soon, as newly empowered super PACs strut their stuff in the ugliest Republican primaries in recent ... [more]
Mar 28, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Some general principles apply to our everyday life so firmly that they become the real laws of life. An Internet friend shared some of those with me as ... [more]
Mar 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The U.S. Supreme Court usually does its very important business in relative obscurity. The public simply doesn't pay much attention.
Mar 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Getting ahead of ourselves
Mar 27, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  A trip on the party bus from Los Angeles to Las Vegas is a little too pricey to attract the often-desperate characters one encounters on a Greyhound.
Mar 25, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  They huddled in the shade, avoiding the blistering humid heat of an early July afternoon in rural Pennsylvania.
Mar 25, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  The officeholder in the Opposition Party who dares to break from his side's rigid orthodoxy is admired -- by those of us in Our Party -- as a courageous maverick ... [more]
Mar 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Last November, when it was first reported that two people had been found dead inside a burned-up trailer house in Hudson, practically no one would have guessed ... [more]
Mar 23, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  On the educational side of things, an Internet friend suggests that there are nine words women use of which men would be wise to understand the finite ... [more]
Mar 23, 2012 - By Barbara Demick and Paul Richter:  BEIJING -- Two weeks after agreeing to freeze its weapons programs in return for food aid, North Korea says it is preparing to launch a satellite in mid-April ... [more]
Mar 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One of the age-old points of contention in Riverton has been between "doing it cheaper or better." Each side has its proponents.
Mar 22, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News Services:  Even before U.S. officials identified Staff Sgt. Robert Bales as the suspect in the grisly mass murder in Afghanistan, clues about his past had been leaking ... [more]
Mar 22, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  About a month ago, I promised myself a long respite from writing farewell columns to loved friends.
Mar 22, 2012 - Jerry White, Riverton:  Editor: