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Obama: Crackdown on leaks makes U.S. safer

Jun 21, 2013 - By Marisa Taylor and Jonathan S. Landay, MCT:  Even before a former U.S. intelligence contractor exposed the secret collection of Americans' phone records, the Obama administration was pressing a ... [more]

I'll take the Riverton way

Jun 20, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  To Sinatrafy it, this town is my kinda town

We spent Fathers Day in Lander. We ate cheese-wheels, visited the Sinks, and let the children play at ... [more]

U.S. has a good case for arming the rebels in Syria

Jun 20, 2013 - The Chicago Tribune:  The Syrian rebels battling President Bashar Assad's forces are on the ropes. They've lost one strategic city and may be on the brink of losing a stronghold in ... [more]

A role for the ages

Jun 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  James Gandolfini and Tony Soprano

Forget that "Sopranos" reunion. Tony has been whacked.
Every actor dreams of the great role, the chance to play a ... [more]

Coal from where I came from

Jun 19, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  You don't live down South without air conditioning, and there is no air conditioning without Wyoming coal.

At night, 1,000 miles from my hometown, I ... [more]

Energy is news

Jun 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  And Wyoming always will be part of the crucial equation

Wyoming's energy industry is big news.
We've filled an 80-page newspaper with it in our ... [more]

Late nights in June -- it must be Mining Edition time

Jun 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  I breezed home late Tuesday night -- well, early Wednesday morning -- on my zippy red scooter and had the street to myself for the entire two miles.
Over the ... [more]

More secrets all the time

Jun 18, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Who exactly is the enemy in the continuing U.S. war against terrorism?
In some cases, the answer is: It's a secret.
When the United States began its war ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our lovely month
"It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses."
The ... [more]

Traveling old U.S. Highway 20

Jun 17, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  At every stop, I met someone I already knew as a Wind River athlete and parent or as a Shoshoni coach.

My first homecoming game as a football coach ... [more]

Beware the leader without frank friends

Jun 17, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Consider a letter to Lyndon Johnson from a friend who had the nerve to tell him the truth.

The late Rep. Morris K. "Mo" Udall, D-Ariz., a gentle ... [more]

About your dad

Jun 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fathers Day is a good time to learn more, so ask him

Fathers Day brings to mind the the teenage visitor to the newsroom a few years back who revealed ... [more]

In Syria, humanitarian donors hard to find

Jun 14, 2013 - By Paul Richter, MCT Washington Bureau:  Facing a growing humanitarian crisis, Oxfam, the international relief agency, set a goal in January of raising $53 million to aid victims of Syria's brutal ... [more]

Stars and stripes

Jun 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's Flag Day, and there's a right way to observe it

June 14 is Flag Day in the United States. Travelers through Riverton will notice the handsome ... [more]

Obama aides split on arming Syria rebels

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Despite growing alarm over the Syrian government's military advances, Obama administration officials are split over whether to arm the country's ... [more]

Echoes from our grandfathers

Jun 13, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Through the years I've painted various word pictures of the dads I know.
Today, I'm challenging memory to try to bring a few grandfathers into view.
Many of ... [more]

Pay and gender

Jun 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're proud that it is not an issue in our business

This is the time of year when national attention is paid to the issue of equal pay on the job for ... [more]

Fact from fiction about 'Common Core'

Jun 12, 2013 - By Renee Schoof, MCT Washington Bureau:  A backlash against the Common Core educational standards for grade school has hit the radio talk shows and Internet blogs in recent weeks.
The tea party has ... [more]

We are watched

Jun 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  This is what we get for our rush to link ourselves electronically to one another

Leaders in political circles are doing their best to create damaging ... [more]

Tea party voters are as fired up as ever

Jun 11, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Their solution to the Republican Party's electoral challenges is to swing further right, not toward the center.

The "tea party" is back and is ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The one and only
Yes, it happened. Summer weather finally has arrived in the Wind River Basin.
It took some doing -- and true summer doesn't arrive for ... [more]

Defeat key to developing character

Jun 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Life isn't fair. That simple statement is one of the hardest things for young people to learn, but no matter your lot in this life, it is one of the hallmarks ... [more]

Second-term pitfalls surrounding Obama

Jun 9, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Dan Jenkins, a sportswriter of rare wit, once gave us the Ten Stages of Drunkenness, which include these separate points on the road to inebriation: "Witty and ... [more]

Commissioner pay

Jun 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The members are giving themselves a raise, but the procedure for it is sound

It's always a little awkward when elected officials who control their ... [more]

Ins and outs of government's surveillance

Jun 7, 2013 - By David G. Savage, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- A newly published court order has confirmed what key members of Congress said they have known for years -- that the government has routine access ... [more]

Farmers market

Jun 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In light of recent debate, a trial run at City Park could be worth a try

Organizers and participants in the Wednesday afternoon farmers market in ... [more]

Ft. Hood gunman's trial must move ahead, but it needs to be fair as well

Jun 6, 2013 - By The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  The court-martial of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan on charges of killing 13 people and wounding 32 others at Fort Hood in 2009 has been an exercise in frustration for ... [more]

Lovely people, no doubt, but ...

Jun 6, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  For the better part of a year, I have been eager to write on the subject of local vagrancy that appears so often, both in this paper and within my list of ... [more]

Brain as body part

Jun 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The president's mental health remarks bring a longtime Ranger reader to mind

President Obama probably never met Alice List of Riverton, but remarks ... [more]

Prime time for the Dipper and Bear

Jun 5, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  June, the midpoint in the of the dance of the Sun and our Earth which this year occurs on June 21. It is our longest day of sunlight and of course our shortest ... [more]