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Abortion going in the preferred direction: down

As president, Bill Clinton often stated his view that abortion should be "safe, legal and rare," a summation that reflected the public's generally mixed ...

Skies mysteries unlocked slowly

There have been a lot of cloudy nights in the past month, but the stars are still out there, continuing to shine and twinkle. The mysteries of how the universe ...

When officials resign

It happens too often, and the appointment process is no match for a public election

The Riverton mayor and city council moved counter to conventional ...

Riding with the Rangers: RoJean and the round-cornered photographs

Many in the community noted the retirement announcement of RoJean Thayer from Central Wyoming College. She worked for many years in the college's public ...

Tuesday notes

Thanks, groundhog
Punxsutawney Phil must have sharper eyes than the human inhabitants of his city. Sunday morning was foggy and overcast in the small ...

Why presidents often were governors

There are legitimate reasons why we voters have been a lot more willing to trust the tough job of president to governors.
It's happened 11 separate times, ...

Technology won't replace learning

But it certainly has the ability to stifle it.

At 21 I read Bruce Catton's classic trilogy of the American Civil War, "Mr. Lincoln's Army", "Glory ...

Super holiday

It has everything but the government designation

In every way but official government imprimatur, today is a national holiday.
Do you doubt it? Ask ...

Nothing simple in Medicaid expansion

WASHINGTON -- When the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 ruled that states could decide for themselves if they would expand Medicaid eligibility, many thought states ...

High road or low?

The state superintendent's enemies must ask themselves that question

Stung, understandably, by the Wyoming Supreme Court ruling that declared their ...

Five in the 500

It was a very good year

Many readers followed along during 2013 as we imagined making a $500 investment in something called an "index fund" based on ...

D.C. gridlock undermines the SOTU address

Nearly seven years after the onset of the Big Recession, the state of the union is improving on most fronts. The state of the federal government? Not so ...

From The Hulk to Mommy

Yes, the twins -- Jameson and Rowan -- have arrived

As I have the peculiar opportunity to use this column for routine countywide announcements. I ...

Why cheer on Super Bowl Sunday?

Because it's good for you, that's why.

Very likely Peyton Manning couldn't find Riverton or Lander on a map.
No matter on Super Bowl Sunday.
My ...

Seeger raised a voice for people, peace and justice

Fifty years ago, school rooms, churches and countless open-air assemblies around the country resounded with words arranged and adapted by Pete Seeger.
"We ...

'Hill Bill' struck down

The embattled superintendent has confounded her foes again

From the start, the enemies of Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill ...

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, ...

 
 

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