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President has some persuading to do on NSA

Civil libertarians in both the Democratic and Republican parties ought to make surveillance a key issue of the 2014 elections.

President Obama's ...

Tuesday notes

Court sides with Hill
There was thunder from the chambers of the Wyoming Supreme Court on Tuesday morning. Senate File 104, the hurriedly passed and ...

Ex-defense boss harder on Biden than Hillary

Chris Christie's effort to separate himself from the heavy-handed retribution of top aides against recalcitrant local pols adds yet another complication to the ...

How the big-timers cover sports

It's a lot easier than doing what I do during high school football season.

You might call it a sportswriter's dream.
Or, from another viewpoint, ...

Driver's seat

The new ambulance chief haggled for more money; now he has to deliver

Fremont County is having to pay more for its new ambulance department director ...

Newspaper awards

Work in The Ranger was judged Wyoming's best in several categories

The Ranger participated again this year in the Wyoming Press Association's annual ...

First step in Syria talks: put an end to the atrocities

As international talks in search of a cease-fire and regime change in Syria get under way this week in Switzerland, there is a humanitarian disaster unfolding ...

Snowmobilers leading by example

A friend of mine from Seattle is coming to Wyoming soon --to go snowmobiling.
He's not what you would think of as a typical snow machine guy.
He's more yoga ...

Let's have a long, healthy debate over NSA snooping

Three takeaways from President Obama's speech on surveillance: (1) Unexamined expansion of NSA programs has been halted, at least for now. (2) The president ...

Searching for the genuine

Sometimes it's in a pair of shoes, but don't bet on it

"New times, new traditions," reads the headline of a recent newspaper article.
The story on ...

The numbers agree

There is only one explanation for Fremont County's improved jobs picture

Every time there is a good report on the unemployment rate nationally, there ...

Congrats, Congress, you passed a budget bill

So the U.S. House and Senate finally agreed on something. They agreed the status quo isn't so bad after all.
Last week, Congress sent a $1.1 trillion spending ...

A wink and a smile on camera

A public TV viewer made a connection with me during pledge week.

A group of Ranger people went on television not long ago to help raise money for ...

The missile scandal

Appalling offenses by the operators of our ICBM system hit close to home in Wyoming

Top officials from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Department of ...

Year 6 often unkind to presidents

President Barack Obama needs some help, and an improving economy could provide it.

The sixth year of a two-term presidency is rarely kind.
The ...

Tuesday notes

Winter's soft hand
January is going pretty easy on us, winter-wise. True, New Year's week brought the coldest piece of weather in a couple of years to ...

Medicaid expansion

Legislature is correct in agreeing to debate it

It is good to hear that the Wyoming Legislature is willing to at least have the issue of optional ...

When party loyalty really mattered

After having worked in or reported on the last 12 U.S. presidential elections, I am convinced that successful politicians who regularly run for and win public ...

The Cindy Hill charade continues

Near the end of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" a study in duplicity takes place. As the people at the government camp hold a dance, a police squad ...

Are Wyoming girls playing it safe?

Not a single Wyoming girl took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam in high school in 2013.

What do girls want?
The answer in Wyoming, it ...

 
 

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