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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 ...

The packed gym

Two old rivals gave the best they had Thursday, as they always do

In one sense it's true that basketball games between Riverton High School and ...

Lessons in the bedlam from Benghazi

Bravely working on the front lines of upheaval after the assassination of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, U.S. diplomats and security officers lost their ...

Cabin fever, and expecting twins

I must admit that, at the moment, I don't have much to report for the sake of this column.
As a stay-at-home mom, my literary musings arise from ...

No medal required

Congress members will boast about finally passing a budget, but they shouldn't

In the next day or two, after the U.S. Senate completes congressional ...

New year, old habits, night skies

Make the most of the cold, and look up once in a while

It's a new year. We have all taken notice of the change of 2013 to 2014. I don't write as many ...

Door-to-door

Riverton residents now have some protection against unwanted exposure to door-to-door salespeople.
The newly passed ordinance probably doesn't go as far as ...

Like it or not, Rodman is the American who has North Korea's earg age to 18

Dennis Rodman's unlikely basketball diplomacy to North Korea brings new meaning to the term "globetrotter."
Like the world-famous Harlem team, Mr. Rodman has ...

Tuesday notes

Nature's blow dryer
There was very good reason to think the snow that fell in the first week of the year might stay on the ground for many weeks to ...

 
 

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