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Want to understand D.C.? Try fiction

In real-life Washington, almost no one ever knows the full story -- and those who do aren't telling.

Reading is such an improbable idea -- a miracle, ...

Sterling's punishment was fair as labor relations issue

National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver dealt swiftly with allegations of racism against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after an ...

President Valdez

CWC conducted a thorough, fair hiring process for its new leader

Central Wyoming College has its man.
It's been a long time since our community ...

Tuesday notes

No rush
There have been plenty of years when the final week of April has brought weather strongly suggestive of summer. Just two years ago this week ...

The rich just got more powerful

Thanks to the Supreme Court, the 1 percent is free at last to try and buy the kind of government it prefers.

In his 1972 epic on the origins of the ...

Prying information out of Cheyenne

Give it a try if you like, but don't expect much.

Test pilot Chuck Yeager turns to his friend and fellow pilot Jack Ridley and says, "Well, I'll tell ...

Unsettling spectacle

Our county museums system longs for a period of long-term stability

It is unsettling to witness the arrest and pending prosecution of former Fremont ...

Great nations don't lurch from crisis to crisis

Great democracies do not lurch from doomsday moment to doomsday moment. Congress must stop resolving one crisis by setting up another a few months down the ...

Start to Finish

A new series in The Ranger will track people, projects and processes

A much wiser man than the editorial writer once said that even the longest ...

What spring proves at my house

We're halfway through a lovely spring. Tulips are peeking, days are warming, and the Boston Bruins are doing very well.
That last fact brings me only ...

Asking why

Establishing motive is an important part of the probe into a baby's death

No one learning the details surrounding the arrest of the young Wind River ...

Continuing delay on XL pipeline in embarrassing

That metallic sound you hear is President Barack Obama again kicking the politically tough decision on the Keystone XL pipeline down the road.
This is ...

Consider the poet

Once a year, it's an enriching effort

There are no ticker tape parades for National Poetry Month, no television specials, $10,000 per plate banquets ...

Highway cable barriers could save lives

Missouri and North Carolina, which have installed the barriers on parts or all of their interstate highways, have seen cross-median fatalities cut by as ...

Tuesday notes

Easter weekend
The happiest Easter Sundays in memory for most of us are those from childhood, reminiscent of grandparents, green grass and sunshine. Ma ...

Putin playing a weak economic hand

In global affairs, as in domestic politics, symbolism can be as important as substance.
So when the world's major industrial democracies, known as the G-7, ...

A tough guy I was glad to know

There was a lot to George Swan, and I appreciated it all.

It was a little more than 40 years ago. My recently restored 1962 Chevy Nova was making an ...

Animal-control deputies

If we impose a new tax, then uniformed personnel for the specific job might be in order

It has been enlightening this spring to learn more about the ...

Social Security ought to let old debts lie

Social Security Administration has paused its misguided efforts to collect debts more than a decade old, including dunning children of the dead. Collection ...

From the air, Morocco looked a lot like central Fremont County looks

Most of the similarities ended when we reached the ground.

Wyoming looks a lot like Morocco.
That was the first thought to fill my mind as the ...

 
 

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