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And to all a good night

'A Visit from St. Nicholas,' by Clement Clark Moore (1823)

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, ...

A sneak peak at the 2016 election

When electing a new president, we tend to choose one who has something his predecessor lacked.

A check of this year's record shows that in Galesburg, ...

The best football game I ever played

The players ranged from age 10 to 40, and no one wore a team uniform.

Does your mind ever wander during long meetings, sermons or while you're ...

Love and belief

A child's Christmas letter from long ago has enduring value

From the giant haystack of letters to Santa Claus came a cherished needle one year long ...

Minding our business

Amid technical advances and emerging security concerns, privacy takes a beating

Once upon a time, privacy was a major issue in the public mind. ...

Cool down the rush to legalize pot

There is a mad rush to legalize marijuana these days, but it's time to rethink that generous yet foolish move --generous because it lifts the onus of crime ...

A stay-at-home state of mind

A stay-at-home state of mind

Mothers, especially of the stay-at-home variety, are prone toward reclusiveness. This is a state of mind, life, and ...

Tough mission

Traditional veterans groups are making difficult, good decisions

Riverton-area veterans groups had a difficult choice to make earlier this year. ...

A Christmas compromise

Congress looks poised for an actual accomplishment for once

What's this? An actual give-and-take compromise emerging from Congress on the federal ...

Tuesday notes

Nighttime thaw
One of the great weather oddities of 2013 took place Sunday night in the Riverton Valley. We set the scene: It's seasonally chilly with ...

Kerry walks the diplomacy high wire

His success has been limited so far, but he's willing to take risks -- and he's not even a year into the job.

Has John F. Kerry turned into the ...

The man who should terrify everyone in Congress

His name is Vance McAllister, and none of the tired old labels can hurt him.

In the U.S. House of 435 members where seniority still counts, ...

At Ruth's house, dinner was at 5

In all the time I knew my mother-in-law, I heard her complain exactly once.

There is an enigmatic photograph of young, smiling couple in a very small ...

Holiday stress season

Even a joyous time of year can be stressful for many of people

"It's the most wonderful time of the year."
So goes the Christmas song.
For many ...

Riding with the Rangers: 'Yes, Virginia' and the one-day return of a comic-strip classic

A nice part of having a traditional downtown commercial district that's friendly to pedestrians is obvious this time of year, when holiday decorations are ...

McFarland

Her from-the-ground-up success story at CWC probably will stand forever

Here is a confident prediction: Public education in Wyoming will never see ...

Congress, jump on the bipartisan budget proposal

First, you have to step back from the brink.
That's exactly what lawmakers in Washington are poised to do with a bipartisan budget deal that could reach the ...

A toothache for Christmas

It's spoiled some fun, but the season still has its gifts

As I begin this column, it's the second week in December and so cold outside I don't even ...

Mandela's changed times

Once branded a terrorist, he grew to become a great world statesman

Americans younger than age 40 --and that is most Americans --might find it hard ...

There is a case to be made for an even higher gasoline tax

Ah, to be in the U.S. economy of the 1990s, a decade when the gross domestic product grew by about one-third and unemployment dropped from 7.5 percent to 4 ...

 
 

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