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The Republicans' lost youth

Feb 24, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Who the president is when we first come of voting age -- and whether we see that president as a successful leader -- strongly influences our future voting ... [more]

Art as entertainment

Feb 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's what Oscar night celebrates
Of all the art forms, the so-called major motion picture is the most collaborative form. It's also the one that ... [more]

Newest campaign finance case could 'demolish' money limits

Feb 22, 2013 - MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider taking another step toward dismantling campaign finance laws, potentially freeing wealthy donors ... [more]

Federal trumps state

Feb 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's an unpleasant lesson that state legislators are learning on gun laws

Amid the increased pressure nationally to tighten gun-ownership rules ... [more]

Treasures scribed on paper

Feb 21, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  "When I was your age, I had to write in a style called 'cursive,'" says a mother to her two small children in a newspaper cartoon.
The children study ... [more]

Cutting U.S., Russian nuke arsenals makes good sense now

Feb 21, 2013 - The Baltimore Sun:  President Barack Obama's call during the State of the Union address to reduce the threat of nuclear war could not have been more timely. The day before the ... [more]

Road safety puzzle

Feb 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Accidents keep happening at the Honor Farm intersection

We're not sure how many times a paragraph in this newspaper has included the words "another ... [more]

Cruise ship fiasco sparks lawsuits, investigations

Feb 20, 2013 - By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, MCT News Service:  MOBILE, Ala. -- As conditions deteriorated on the crippled Carnival cruise ship Triumph, some passengers panicked. They hoarded food, drank too much and ... [more]

Bedrocks

Feb 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Future farmers founded our city, and today's FFA members strengthen it

One of the many things to like about National FFA Week is the fun old practice ... [more]

As another budget crisis looms, Congress decides to leave town

Feb 19, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Military readiness will be threatened. So will food inspections, teaching jobs, mental health services and more, all because of the automatic ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Humming along
The Wyoming Legislature has been efficiency in action this session (although no one who goes through the legislative process probably ... [more]

Livestock don't notice technology

Feb 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  As for the rest of us, finding a way to watch a movie in the calving shed is a wonderful luxury.

Maybe you know someone addicted to new technology. ... [more]

Mitt Romney's lasting contribution

Feb 18, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  In a round-about way, it's Romney who has made the new, bipartisan immigration talks possible.

A couple of weeks back, the 2012 Republican ... [more]

Presidents Day

Feb 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 44 chief executives have an unendingly interesting group bio

Presidents Day arrives Monday. It's a federal holiday established  in 1971 and based ... [more]

Rubio laughs off water gaffe

Feb 15, 2013 - By George Bennett, MCT News Service:  PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Does Florida Sen. Marco Rubio have the bipartisan appeal to succeed on the national stage?
Does he have the salivary glands?
Those were ... [more]

County facilities in city

Feb 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Using part of the Major land for a new courthouse and sheriff's office sounds good

As Fremont County's leaders continue to kick around the very ... [more]

RMS poets pen new verses for Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Editor's note: Students in the Riverton Middle School Writers Guild submitted three poems inspired by Valentine's Day:

Winter
Oh Winter, oh ... [more]

Aphrodite's got some issues

Feb 14, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  And they are painfully apparent on Valentine's Day

It had occurred to me to write about St. Valentine's legacy, and how it pertains to the ... [more]

The L-word

Feb 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  On Valentine's Day, take Browning's advice and 'teach the world'

Some of the earliest surviving written narrative deals in love. From the ancients to ... [more]

Quoted in the news

Feb 13, 2013 - Staff:  "I am for districts choosing to do year-round school. I just don't think we need $3 million in incentives from the state."
-- State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, ... [more]

How to respond to new nuclear test from North Korea isn't clear

Feb 13, 2013 - By Tom Lasseter and Hannah Allam, McClatchy Newspapers:  BEIJING -- Hours after carrying out a nuclear test in defiance of international warnings not to, North Korea warned Tuesday that it will take new unspecified ... [more]

Deserving a vote

Feb 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obama framed the theater around guns, but it applies to much more in Congress

Time is the only teller, ultimately, of what part or parts of a ... [more]

State of the Union is a frenzied, sleepless time for the writers

Feb 12, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Cody Keenan haunts the basement of the West Wing at all hours, laboring over the State of the Union address while cloaked in a black pullover that ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Benedict's benediction
For the first time in nearly eight years, the Catholic Church will have a new pope. Perhaps more interestingly, for the first ... [more]

The absurd story of SF 0104

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  And the legislators actually wonder why their approval ratings are so low.

The recent series of columns on the heavy-handed treatment of State ... [more]

The best are 'strangers to self-importance

Feb 10, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  This past week, I sat for an hour-long, one-on-one interview with Brian Lamb, the man who created C-SPAN, where citizens could see and hear, frequently ... [more]

No summer vacation?

Feb 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legislature's bill permitting year-round school year is worth testing

In his commendable book "Outliers," journalist Malcolm Gladwell tries to get to ... [more]

Meet the 'Problem Solvers'

Feb 8, 2013 - By James Rosen, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- For the past three years, some Republican and Democratic lawmakers have sat next to each other during President Barack Obama's annual State of the ... [more]

Desperate for scandal

Feb 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The time to audit the state education department was before Cindy Hill was ransacked, not after

Now that it has boiled the duties of Wyoming's ... [more]

Forever in her debt, U.S. notes centennial of Rosa Parks

Feb 7, 2013 - By Brian Gilmore, For MCT News Service:  This week marks the 100th birthday of civil rights legend Rosa Parks. To celebrate the date, the U.S. Postal Service has issued a Rosa Parks stamp. It is a ... [more]

I root for all the Harbaughs

Feb 7, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Yes, the Super Bowl game last weekend was exciting. Especially when the lights went out at halftime.
But that wasn't my problem.
We were all set for the ... [more]

How it's done, and not

Feb 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Americans saw a big difference between cabinet nominees Kerry and Hagel

A revealing sidelight to the beginning of a president's second term is the ... [more]

Taurus, Mercury obvious this month

Feb 6, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  Taurus is famous for its V-shaped outline of stars featuring an orangish star Aldebaran, the 13th brightest star in the sky.

It is not quite so dark ... [more]

Less grandstanding

Feb 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The supplemental budget takes center stage at the Capitol

What? You mean there is business before the Wyoming Legislature that isn't about slapping ... [more]

GOP's immigration divide

Feb 5, 2013 - By Charles Babington, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The immigration debate is threatening to split the Republican Party, pitting those who focus mainly on presidential elections against those who ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Here comes the sun
This week -- the first full week of February -- is when winter begins to look a bit less like winter and a bit more like spring.
The ... [more]

Looking for a safer way with guns

Feb 3, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  The numbers are unacceptable to everyone -- Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, black, white or brown, gun owner or not.

On April 9, ... [more]

We're not so different from mice

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Mass hysteria affects both species about the same way.

The old adage it's always greener on the other side has been proven time and time again since ... [more]

National holiday

Feb 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Official or not, Sunday fills the bill

Try this idea on for size: The holiday season isn't over yet.
Presidential proclamations and Congressional ... [more]

Forget the game, what about the name?

Feb 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Is Sunday's pro football championship the Super Bowl or the Superbowl?

Every year at about this time, a question circulates through the newspaper ... [more]