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Nov 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Joe Meyer's reassuring words

Former Wyoming congressman, Secretary of Defense and Vice President of the United States (yes, we put "Wyoming ... [more]

Life on 'Planet Wyoming'

Nov 15, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  The holiday is past, but I'm remembering a small boy about age 5 who rang our doorbell on Halloween. He sent my thinking into an orbit of its own.
I always ... [more]

Testy Obama blasts critics of ambassador Susan Rice

Nov 15, 2012 - By Ben Feller, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Setting an unflinching tone for his second term, President Barack Obama on Wednesday accused two top Republicans senators of lobbing outrageous ... [more]

Obama, GOP can find reasons to work together

Nov 14, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News Services:  So for all that cash (billions) spent to fund all that campaigning (relentless) and all those ads (millions), what do we get? The same president, the same ... [more]

Leonid meteors visible Saturday

Nov 14, 2012 - By Carl Manning:  Daylight Saving Time has ended, so we get a little more morning light, but evening is upon me before I get off work. It is just a little bit shocking that ... [more]

Pronghorn pathways

Nov 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Highway overpasses and underpasses for critters may well be needed in Fremont County

The construction of man-made pathways to accommodate the ... [more]

Here's the post-election prediction scoreboard

Nov 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  I doubt Karl Rove is doing this, nor the football prognosticators who picked Alabama and USC to go undefeated in college football and play for the national ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Warm vs. cold
We're almost halfway through November, but we still haven't had any typical November weather. The first five days were much warmer ... [more]

The temptations of a fall day

Nov 11, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  It's difficult to work up a good worry when it's almost 70 degrees in November.

It was tempting to take her out one more time.
We've never had the ... [more]

You did it, Mr. President -- now get busy

Nov 11, 2012 - By The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  Congratulations, Mr. President. You've overcome one of the nastiest political campaigns in the nation's history. And, at $2.6 billion, one of the most ... [more]

Time to get voting right

Nov 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Too many states proved again Tuesday that they don't know how to run an election

Why do so many U.S. states still have so many problems running an ... [more]

Peering over the cliff

Nov 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With Obama re-elected, Republicans must find a new focus for the next four years

Campaigning for an election can be habit forming. Once the long, ... [more]

Latino clout obvious in election outcome

Nov 9, 2012 - MCT:  WASHINGTON -- The outsized role that Latino voters played in securing victories for President Barack Obama and Democratic Senate candidates has energized the ... [more]

Obama's second act could be a minefield

Nov 8, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  He might escape the pattern of history, but only if he finds a way to turn his own weakness into an asset.

Second terms have rarely been kind to ... [more]

Election notes

Nov 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hubbub
We're doing separate news coverage on voter turnout, election-day voter registration, and early voting in Fremont County, but many who voted ... [more]

Election day

Nov 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The quirks of the ballot gave the 2012 vote its own flavor and distinction

'Big man of the future'
The Ranger hosts an election night ... [more]

TV searched for drama that never materialized

Nov 7, 2012 - By Chris Jones, MCT news service:  There was insufficient evidence of a Romney upset to get the talking heads excited by the possibility of a real surprise.

Around 9:30 p.m. on CBS, ... [more]

Generally speaking, some election day guesses

Nov 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  At last, election day is here, and with it my biennial list of ballot predictions. What follows does not necessarily match my own voting. Unless otherwise ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Election night at The Ranger
We have reached election day 2012. It's taken awhile, but we're here. As it has on every primary and general election ... [more]

Get in the game, vote for the kids

Nov 4, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  When choosing a school board member, avoid those who seem to have an ax to grind.

Who is the only person on American currency never elected to a ... [more]

Campaign deficits: humility, humor

Nov 4, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  After watching the 2012 presidential debates, I only wish that President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney could have personally observed ... [more]

By a nose, and liking it

Nov 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Today's presidential election strategists deliberately shoot for a close election

On Tuesday we'll vote in the 2012 general election. In the case of ... [more]

Not too hot, not too cold

Nov 2, 2012 - By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Nearing Election Day, the economy offers mixed signals to voters.
A flurry of positive data on jobs, growth and consumer confidence suggest that ... [more]

Pass the tax

Nov 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If we don't help ourselves, nobody else will do it

Some years ago, the State of Wyoming changed the way it shared revenue with Wyoming's cities and ... [more]

The R-word is hurtful, objectionable

Nov 1, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  John Franklin Stephens is a Special Olympics athlete who has written a letter that we hope all Americans will read, regardless of their political philosophy or ... [more]

Create the change you wish to see

Nov 1, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Leave home? Surely you don't really want to do that?
Well, maybe kids do. And maybe that's a perfectly normal part of growing up.
Actress Angelina Jolie ... [more]

November

Nov 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hold out hope that it doesn't answer the door when winter comes knocking

Few smiths of the written word ever could boil a thought to its essence so ... [more]

Shelley is a 'tremendous' candidate for Legislature

Oct 31, 2012 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
The Ranger has given readers an opportunity to submit for publication letters of support for citizens seeking election to Wyoming governmental ... [more]

Main and Hill

Oct 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A traffic light there seems a good idea, along with a lower speed limit

Thoughtful, observant, concerned people have raised the issue of placing a ... [more]

Young voters feeling less engaged

Oct 31, 2012 - By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The love affair between young voters and President Barack Obama that ignited his candidacy in 2008 and powered him to the White House seems like a ... [more]