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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, ...

Driver's seat

The new ambulance chief haggled for more money; now he has to deliver

Fremont County is having to pay more for its new ambulance department director ...

Newspaper awards

Work in The Ranger was judged Wyoming's best in several categories

The Ranger participated again this year in the Wyoming Press Association's annual ...

First step in Syria talks: put an end to the atrocities

As international talks in search of a cease-fire and regime change in Syria get under way this week in Switzerland, there is a humanitarian disaster unfolding ...

Snowmobilers leading by example

A friend of mine from Seattle is coming to Wyoming soon --to go snowmobiling.
He's not what you would think of as a typical snow machine guy.
He's more yoga ...

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 ...

 
 

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