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Red vs. blue: The battle lines of 2014

Feb 26, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Obamacare will be in the picture, but it won't be the only election issue.

The conventional wisdom is that this fall's congressional election will be ... [more]

Cuts vs. slowdowns

Feb 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's near the heart of debate on the big new defense bill

During his many battles over federal spending, former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson ... [more]

Now that drug lord Guzman is captured, let U.S. have him

Feb 25, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The capture of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman marks a significant turning point in cooperation between U.S. and Mexican counternarcotics agencies. Both ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming Olympians
Avid followers of the Olympic Games watched the extinguishing of the flame in Sochi with the usual touch of sadness Sunday. Two ... [more]

Times change, but the schedule doesn't

Feb 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  I figure I've written up about 2,000 games over the past 20 years -- and that's just basketball.

The first newspaper sports story I ever wrote covered ... [more]

Your health insurance

Feb 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

An alternative to the imperial U.S. presidency

Feb 21, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  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 ... [more]

Background checks reflect troubled times

Feb 21, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Unfortunately, we never can know enough, or test for enough things, to eliminate risk or bad situations down the road.

Something about the Fremont ... [more]

A unique carbon copy

Feb 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

Car-born tech carries both promise, peril

Feb 20, 2014 - By The Chicago Tribune:  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 ... [more]

Hay stubble and Bode Miller

Feb 20, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  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 ... [more]

Keep pushing

Feb 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

On gay marriage, tide flowing one direction

Feb 19, 2014 - By David G. Savage, MCT Washington Bureau:  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 ... [more]

Justice center money

Feb 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

Poll: American dream unlikely

Feb 18, 2014 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  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 ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

The right kind of alpha male

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  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, ... [more]

How badly do GOP, Dems want immigration reform?

Feb 17, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  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 ... [more]

The changed presidency

Feb 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

Senate correct to tackle sex assault epidemic in the military

Feb 14, 2014 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  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 ... [more]

Ten thoughts on love

Feb 14, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  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 ... [more]

Committees, amendments

Feb 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

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

Feb 13, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  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 ... [more]

No corny love song at my house

Feb 13, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  But this Valentine's Day, there is plenty of love

With Valentine's Day imminent, we face a time during which a couple must discern the state of its ... [more]

Autopsies add up

Feb 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The numbers in support of a regional pathology center in our county do too

The more Fremont County learns about the prospect of headquartering a ... [more]

Shirley Temple turned her fame into second act

Feb 12, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Americans who learned of the death Monday of Shirley Temple Black at age 85 will recall her varied career as an actress, singer, dancer and, later, U.S. ... [more]

Losing propositions

Feb 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legal pot failed, and gay marriage likely will, but it's better to confront these issue than ignore them

The Wyoming Legislature is at the point of ... [more]

Football player who came out showed courage

Feb 11, 2014 - By Newsday:  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 ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  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 ... [more]

Needed on tax reform: a smart tiger

Feb 11, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  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 ... [more]