May 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cities and towns need sales tax revenue, and the problem isn't going away
May 8, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  I just finished a book called the "The Great Divide" by Peter Watson. It delved into the difference between the "old world" and the "new world." A lot of it is ... [more]
May 7, 2013 - By Henry C. Jackson, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- An ethical cloud is following Sen. Robert Menendez in Washington, even as he has leading roles in some of Congress' most important policy ... [more]
May 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sunny sighting
May 5, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  It is disgusting, it is immoral, it is repulsive. But it surrounds us.
May 5, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  There's a hit new movie this spring, "42," the story of how in 1947 Jack Roosevelt Robinson made baseball history and American history by breaking the color ... [more]
May 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Replacing the Clerk of Court should not be a walk-over, and it won't be
May 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  District 25 must ask and answer why the high school football crisis got as far as it did
May 3, 2013 - By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers:  In one of his first actions as president, Obama issued an executive order that called for the facility to be shuttered within a year -- but that still hasn't ... [more]
May 2, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  I'd hoped to really tune in to spring in this column; to mention the flowering almond branch I brought inside to watch pink blossoms and shiny green leaves pop ... [more]
May 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ranger stories now can be heard daily on KTUG radio as well
May 1, 2013 - By Bradley Clapper, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama joked Saturday about his plans for a radical second-term evolution from a "strapping young Muslim Socialist" to retiree ... [more]
May 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Its wintry arrival in 2013 is not quite the stuff of poetry
Apr 30, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- After being tarred for a generation as the party of weakness, Democrats finally clawed their way back to political parity with a 2012 campaign ... [more]
Apr 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Really?
Apr 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  There are lots of ways -- incuding bad ones -- to assess human intelligence.
Apr 28, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  In politics, maybe even in life, perception frequently becomes reality.
Apr 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In Fremont County, there is a strong case to be made for it
Apr 26, 2013 - By Tom Benning, MCT News Service:  "People ask me, 'What about the economy?'" Bush said, "and my answer is, 'Why don't you go hire an economist, or hire five economists and get 15 different ... [more]
Apr 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The allegations against the state schools superintendent remain vague and unclear
Apr 25, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  I admit that the light-hearted commentary isn't really coming to me this week. There are no personality quirks, no local oddities, and no minor annoyances to ... [more]
Apr 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Now's the time to show your interest in sponsoring a pilot for the July rally
Apr 25, 2013 - By The Baltimore Sun:  A 19-year-old naturalized American citizen is accused of committing a crime of violence in the United States, and a gaggle of elected officials are urging for ... [more]
Apr 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In another city, I find the bookstore, the movie theater and the local paper
Apr 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County won't say No. 2 in hay production for very long
Apr 23, 2013 - By Craig Haslam:  The fire service has rich traditions that date back to the Roman Empire. For centuries, leaders and rulers understood the need for fire prevention and fire ... [more]
Apr 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter in spring
Apr 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Which is good, because Saturday always was one of the busiest days of my week.
Apr 21, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  We were told it would be an inexpensive cakewalk, but it was far from it.
Apr 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming is learning that federal sequestration is as bad as advertised
Apr 19, 2013 - By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- It took President Barack Obama nearly 24 hours to describe Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon the same way that lawmakers, experts and even ... [more]
Apr 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Local governments appreciate fewer strings attached to a new state allocation
Apr 18, 2013 - By The Baltimore Sun:  An 8-year-old boy was among the three people killed and at least 176 people injured, many severely, by a pair of explosions near the finish line of the Boston ... [more]
Apr 18, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  There are rewards for living many years.
Apr 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  'Hair' was a sensation in 1967, and it remains unique in 2013
Apr 17, 2013 - By Maggie Clark, For MCT News Service:  WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, the state of Massachusetts, the city of Boston and federal authorities quickly joined together to ... [more]
Apr 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Boston attackers made the worst kind of trouble
Apr 16, 2013 - By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers:  If the Supreme Court decides the two gay marriage cases it heard last week the way most court watchers believe it will, expect legal and political chaos. The ... [more]
Apr 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring as winter
Apr 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  In its time, the story was chock full of political satire.