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Cantor's defeat

Is it an aberration or a signal?

There may have been bigger election-year upsets in modern American politics than the one that took place Tuesday in ...

Debt prevention even better than debt relief

Student loan debt is forcing millions of Americans to live with the brakes on. President Barack Obama on Monday announced a step that will help some of those ...

Tuesday notes

Vote for me
Thankfully, political season still starts a bit later in Wyoming than in most other states, but it most definitely has arrived. Expect ...

In politics, it's smart to welcome converts

Long before he teamed with Erskine Bowles, a Democrat and former President Bill Clinton's White House chief of staff, to lead the bipartisan commission on ...

About that Thermop A&W ...

The news is a a lot better than I reported three weeks ago.

"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated," the legendary author and ...

Fight or die

Horror, heart and heroism characterized the allied landing on D-Day 70 years ago

Nothing against today's combat soldier, who puts his life on the ...

What if Bergdahl were your son?

You'd probably want no stone left unturned to free him

Did the President break the law by making the trade?
No, I won't be going to Hailey, Idaho, ...

A valued service

Public reaction to losing alley trash collection shows it is valued highly

The Riverton City Council apparently has been getting an earful from alley ...

Is all this construction a plot?

This June has brought a few interesting things into my life, including a miller (the insect) who likes to fly out of my medicine cabinet in a rage, a ...

On your feet

Falls at work are a major problem, but usually they are preventable

When the topic is workplace safety, the average person probably thinks about ...

The Belmont

For a few weeks this spring, there's something to root for with no strings attached

One reason there is so much interest in this Saturday's Belmont ...

No easy job for Spain's new king

The Spanish monarchy was for many years the country's most popular institution, but now only about one-third of Spaniards approve of it.

MADRID -- ...

Tuesday notes

Water watching
Central Fremont County dodged a wet bullet over the weekend when the Wind River stayed within its banks for the most part, particularly among ...

One man with courage can make a majority

Even though the staff people who work on Capitol Hill voted him "the nicest" member of Congress, Rep. Walter Jones, the iconoclastic North Carolina Republican, ...

A weekly column, 1,000 times over

From sports to history, education, inept politicians, and important people in my life, the source material never ends.

In recorded history there is ...

Class mottoes

Familiar themes are expressed; let opportunity be highest among them

High school seniors normally aren't called upon to express the profound, but at ...

Criminal masterminds they aren't

The weird case of the fire at the Hitching Post Inn

Do you ever wonder about the way people think?
Particularly after they mess up. Big time.
In ...

VA secretary had been on borrowed time for a while

WASHINGTON -- Republicans and Democrats alike want it both ways when it comes to any misdeeds at veterans hospitals, each side accusing the other of seeking ...

Dumping dumpsters

If the City of Riverton follows through on its announced plan to eliminate trash pickup from alley "dumpsters" and require everyone to use curbside rollout ...

Maya Angelou epitomized the term 'renaissance'

If "renaissance" is the appropriate adjective to describe someone who has played many roles in life, then it fits Maya Angelou.
She was a poet, memoirist, ...

 
 

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