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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 ...

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 ...

 
 

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