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Football player who came out showed courage

Michael Sam has courage. Good for him. And now, good luck.
Sam is the All-American football player from the University of Missouri who announced over the ...

Tuesday notes

All Olympics
The opening ceremonies of the Olympics have become spectacular shows over the past 20 years or so, but the grandest spectacles have been ...

Needed on tax reform: a smart tiger

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 -- which dramatically cut individual rates, lowering the top rate paid from 50 percent to 28 percent, while closing down nearly $200 ...

Court slapped 'good ol' boys' on Hill

Now they are trying every stalling tactic in the book.

Remember those catchy little cartoons from your childhood that appeared just after you ...

Save our air service

Let's leave no stone unturned

Anyone hoping that 2014 would bring better air service at our county's only commercial airport is having a bad new year ...

Cold weather and macho men

Of course you aren't complaining about the cold weather.
Real Wyoming residents tough it out.
I used to do that.
In my first newspaper job just south of Sun ...

What's what

Interpretations vary on the EPA ruling, as well they might

Opinions, conclusions and misinformation are permeating the atmosphere of comment and ...

More reasons to build pipeline than not to

Environmentalists have made the Keystone XL Pipeline project a litmus test for President Barack Obama and anyone else with an opinion on climate ...

Put love into more than words

How do you say "I love you?"
Is there a right way? A wrong way? A best way?
Or just a sincere way?
Many of us use the term quite generously these days. And ...

The games

The Winter Olympics seem less about sports than ever

In Wyoming, we can identify with the Winter Olympics in a way that a lot of the nation can't. ...

Abortion going in the preferred direction: down

As president, Bill Clinton often stated his view that abortion should be "safe, legal and rare," a summation that reflected the public's generally mixed ...

Skies mysteries unlocked slowly

There have been a lot of cloudy nights in the past month, but the stars are still out there, continuing to shine and twinkle. The mysteries of how the universe ...

When officials resign

It happens too often, and the appointment process is no match for a public election

The Riverton mayor and city council moved counter to conventional ...

Riding with the Rangers: RoJean and the round-cornered photographs

Many in the community noted the retirement announcement of RoJean Thayer from Central Wyoming College. She worked for many years in the college's public ...

Tuesday notes

Thanks, groundhog
Punxsutawney Phil must have sharper eyes than the human inhabitants of his city. Sunday morning was foggy and overcast in the small ...

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 ...

 
 

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