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Every stalling tactic in the book

What the state is doing to keep Cindy Hill from returning to power would make former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and his four-corners offense ...

Politics creeping in

Not every elected office in Fremont County needs to be held by a politician

Election years give voters plenty to think about. The primary and general ...

Fred Phelps was outclassed by those he asked us to hate

Fred Phelps's life work, if that's what hate-mongering can be called, depended on getting attention, so we will keep this short.
Phelps and his pseudo church, ...

Sometimes, we need a referee

The dispute over the EPA ruling on the reservation's border fits that description.

My heart is with Keja Whiteman on this one.
The Fremont County ...

Priority

Friday's meeting on local air service was depressing -- but not hopeless

Air service is a community issue.
If a single thought ought to be carried ...

See you Monday, Finnegan

Why it's good to be a little bit Irish every spring

St. Patrick's Day, spring, Son's birthday --which do I write about? Or do they all blend together ...

Congress can right itself, but it's time to begin

These are hard times for Congress. Our democracy's keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproductive, irrelevant, and sadly out of ...

Seize the season

Today ends an old-style winter that won't be missed very much

By the time readers see today's edition, winter will have ended across our hemisphere. ...

Military sexual assault bill deserves passage in Congress

So-called privileges of rank have taken on a perverse meaning in the U.S. military. Stunning tales of sexual assault at the highest levels of the service ...

Maxfield isn't running

Those who said the only reason he challenged term limits was personal benefit were wrong

When Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield filed suit in ...

The dawn of Cold War II?

Here's a chilly thought: We are seeing the dawn of a second Cold War between Russia and the West. But this one should be easier to manage than the first ...

Tuesday notes

Three words
That was a ferocious little snowstorm that arrived Monday night. A fast mover, it took the green right out of St. Patrick's Day and left a ...

The rule of religion and politics

There is one iron rule regarding religion in American politics, and here it is: With only one exception, ministers, priests, rabbis, and imams -- men and women ...

Pretty maids and spring days

There's a good reason the "farmer's daughter" became the feminine ideal.

The smell of spring is in the air, but it's the earthy, organic smell of ...

Mead vs. Hill

The governor has the best cards, but the superintendent loves to confound expectations

By all indications, Wyoming is going to have a high-profile ...

Debate over military sexual assaults still far from over

WASHINGTON -- The tumult over how to stop sexual assaults in the U.S. military is a long way from over as Congress grapples to find legislative solutions and ...

Begging to differ with the job rankings

Newspaper reporter is the worst job in America? A statistical analyst might say so, but that certainly hasn't been my experience.

Well, this is ...

Before it's there

Creative approaches in construction and staffing hallmarks of new K-3 plans

Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton is taking an ingenious ...

CIA vs. Senate is a mess, and it might even be more than that

Government spying from Washington has become government spying on Washington and may have escalated into a full constitutional crisis.
That's how Senate ...

The Husband's best body part? I've come to realize it might be his ears

Last week, The Husband was compelled to leave town for work. He did so with regret and concern, as it would be my first series of evenings without his help ...

 
 

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