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Political jousting has a way of overshadowing real-world experience. When the "experts" get to arguing before a national audience, the argument can come to ...

An alternative to the imperial U.S. presidency

In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Barack Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to ...

Background checks reflect troubled times

Unfortunately, we never can know enough, or test for enough things, to eliminate risk or bad situations down the road.

Something about the Fremont ...

A unique carbon copy

Building Pinedale's school in Riverton

Let's not spend even one second in Riverton worrying that the new elementary school now being planned is going ...

Car-born tech carries both promise, peril

The entertainment options were fabulous at the Chicago Auto Show this year -- and that was just inside the cars.
Automakers have outfitted their vehicles with ...

Hay stubble and Bode Miller

I imagine a kinship to the free-spirited Olympian

Why do we love the Olympics? Do we love the challenge, the excitement, the awards through the ...

Keep pushing

Public facilities don't build themselves, and CWC proves the value of steady exertion

The paint is barely dry on Central Wyoming College's huge new ...

On gay marriage, tide flowing one direction

A definitive test argued before the U.S. Supreme Court could come as soon as 2015.

WASHINGTON -- The legal campaign for marriage equality is picking ...

Justice center money

There are two bills that could provide it, but Sen. Eli Bebout's is the stronger

The fact that there is another bill in the Wyoming Legislature that ...

Conservation stewardship program good for agriculture, environment

Editor:
Time is running out for farmers and ranchers that want to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program this year. Feb. 27 is the deadline for ...

Good example

CWC's expansion of counseling services is a fine, positive step

Central Wyoming College has taken a simple but crucial step toward improving the ...

Poll: American dream unlikely

WASHINGTON -- Racing into a new century in which many of the old rules don't seem to apply anymore, Americans are overwhelmingly pessimistic about their chances ...

Tuesday notes

Seasonal battle
Windy, sunny and warm, then windy, cloudy and cold. We'll get both this week, and it's a sign of one sure thing: Winter is starting to ...

The right kind of alpha male

That was Barry Miller, and every community needs a few like him.

The call came while I was doing what I always do on Saturday nights in the winter, ...

How badly do GOP, Dems want immigration reform?

On the morning of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, the lead story on the front page of The New York Times laid out the details -- and the ...

The changed presidency

On Monday, many Americans get the day off work in observance of the national holiday honoring America's presidents. Presidents Day comes during a period in our ...

Senate correct to tackle sex assault epidemic in the military

The way sexual assaults are handled in the military is a disaster -- even the top brass concede this point. The Associated Press provided more evidence of that ...

Ten thoughts on love

It's a mix of romance and common sense

Valentine's Day is here, and it made me think back to high school girlfriends.
High school is the often the ...

Committees, amendments

The Cindy Hill case hits a couple of (mild) stumbling blocks at the Capitol

The Wyoming Legislature staggered a couple of steps in the right ...

There's a limit to how much secrecy we can stand

Let's start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what's happening in the world to keep the nation prepared and ...

 
 

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