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Democrats go courting as U.S. Senate control hangs in balance

Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to ...

Tuesday notes

Winter resurgence
Always thinking ahead, the stalwart editorial writer produced the following words Monday afternoon: "Spring doesn't arrive until the ...

Ignorant, arrogant and proud

Too often, that's the basic profile of John Q. American Public.

We live in an era of sound bites, largely devoid of context, substance or ...

Why minimum wage threatens GOP

A frank admission: Political reporters, including yours truly, absolutely cherish exit polls of voters on election day.
Why? Because the people who are ...

EPA opposition

Outcry over the Indian reservation border ruling is louder because of who made it

If the recent opinion by the Environmental Protection Agency that ...

County's wellness program for insured workers a good step on a difficult path

Would you pay more to be fat?
Conversely, would you like to pay less out of pocket for your health insurance if you are living a healthy lifestyle?
Fremont ...

More CWC sports

The announced expansion brings more than rah-rah benefits to campus

This week's announcement that Central Wyoming College is expanding its collegiate ...

Congress as a group falls short of its members

At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I'd sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from ...

Figuring out who we are

"Who I Am."
The subject is an assignment for the upcoming meeting of our Westword (not misspelled --we're just creative) Writers group.
I'm expecting a ...

Justice center money

The Wyoming Legislature has come through, so let the earnest planning begin

Fremont County got wonderful news this week when the Wyoming Legislature ...

Russia sanctions easier said than done

The first step, a likely boycott of an international summit in Sochi, Russia, in June, is largely a public relations slap.

WASHINGTON -- As Russia ...

March 5

It's our newspaper's birthday.

There had been numerous other newspapers in Riverton before March 5, 1953. On that day, the two survivors -- the weekly ...

U.S. options on Syria all bad

Faced with bad options in Syria, President Barack Obama is reviving a tactic he tried in an earlier war: leading from behind.
"Leading from behind," you'll ...

Tuesday notes

Lions and lambs
We've all heard the age-old proverb "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." Old sayings don't get to be old sayings for ...

GOP testing more-positive waters

Last summer, House Speaker John Boehner sought to justify the minimal, often negative Republican congressional record.
"We should not be judged by how many ...

When in doubt, just keep stalling

That's clearly the plan in Cheyenne over the Wyoming Supreme Court's ruling striking down SF104.

Horace Greeley is best known for his quote, "Go west ...

Oscar night

Find your favorite movie lines

The words and images from our favorite movies become part of our lives, our culture, our history and our nation. ...

New food label a healthy update for consumers

The Food and Drug Administration has known for years that people who read nutrition labels eat healthier than those who don't.
But the FDA only last year ...

Spelling champ, 40 years ago

Forty years ago this week, my father took a picture. It's of me at age 12 (I became a teenager two weeks later), the day I won the Fremont County spelling ...

State/federal cooperation

It works well enough on highway funding, which could be a model for Medicaid as well

Wyoming legislators are still tossing around the idea of finding ...

 
 

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