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At home, I'm chief of surveillance

And I've learned my boys thrive on privacy, independence

We are living in times of constant surveillance. Never alone, never unheard, we zoom ...

Global student assessment is a 'Sputnik' moment for U.S.

A report this week that American students are lagging behind their top international peers in math, reading and science should give pause to those who argue ...

Write to Santa

We're planning our 65th Christmas Greetings Edition, and we need letters

It's December, the lights are up, the giant snowflakes are glowing on Main ...

Venus prominent in December sky

I got my first cold of the season the day after Thanksgiving, and it was a doozy: sore throat, sinus headache, coughing, sneezing, people saying "go back to ...

Hometown stores

Everyone does some shopping online, but shopping at home is good citizenship

If you've ever driven through a community and been left with the ...

Gridlock pain could resume soon

WASHINGTON -- Congress's unfinished business threatens to leave millions of Americans -- including the unemployed, Pentagon contractors and even supermarket ...

Tuesday notes

Thermometer
Our mild November let us off easy. Early December is turning the tables. Experiencing the sudden turn in the weather at about 1 a.m. ...

So much for 'youthful indiscretion'

What's the point anymore when everything we do is recorded and stored digitally, somewhere, just waiting for the right (or wrong) moment to ...

Mr. President, the stakes are high

To President Obama: The late John Gardner was wise and patriotic American who, as cabinet secretary, successfully launched Medicare, oversaw the creation of ...

Our own pathologist

Autopsies as economic development? Stranger things have happened

After making hundreds of trips to an autopsy lab in Loveland, Colo., with a body in ...

A legal lesson

The Shey Bruce trial put the legal system on full display

The second-degree murder trial that concluded over the weekend was an important ...

Already dreaming of the White House

A presidential campaign is a $2 billion business, so you can be sure there's a lot of planning going on already.

Is it too early to think about who's ...

Give thanks for where you are from

Be thankful you are from Wyoming.
Thankful for the gin-clear mornings.
Thankful for skies at dusk that look like God's own majestic canvas if he were a ...

Thankful for 'healthy wrinkles'

That's what I am during this time of gratitude for material things that bless our bodies, and the family and friends who bless our spirits.

On ...

Thanksgiving 50 years ago

Shortly before he died, JFK proclaimed the day

It's customary for the President of the United States to issue a presidential proclamation before ...

Pentagon boasts clean audits, but system of accountability is suspect

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon's central payroll and accounting office, which pays out tens of billions of dollars a year to U.S. service members and defense ...

Tuesday notes

Newspaper holiday
It's Thanksgiving week, which brings up a bit of newspaper scheduling information. The Ranger will not publish Thursday in observance ...

Did off-year elections tell us much?

We've reached that point in the political post-mortems of election 2013 where as my wise and good friend, the late Arizona Rep. Morris K. "Mo" Udall used to ...

Reading is one of my new jobs

How many books have I read? Unless the NSA watches what Americans are reading as closely as what we are saying, watching or browsing, there isn't any way to ...

Thankful

It needn't be complicated

Somewhere along the line, a dose of something like guilt came to be attached to the November holiday arriving Thursday. ...

 
 

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