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Best bet against ISIS? It might wreck itself

Jun 25, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  The group threatening to overthrow Iraq is so extremist that even al-Qaida expelled it earlier this year for being too violent against fellow ... [more]

No pigeon holes

Jun 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Primary elections in other states aren't giving a clear picture, but there are lessons

Another primary election, another confounding result for those ... [more]

Energy industry watching new Iraq turmoil

Jun 24, 2014 - By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Oil markets are watching in alarm as Sunni militants sweep through northern Iraq, creating havoc and endangering the country's revival into a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer
The first weekend of summer didn't arrive in a blast furnace, thank goodness, nor does its first full week threaten to overwhelm with heat. ... [more]

Republicans spooked by Cantor's defeat

Jun 23, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Let's be perfectly blunt. Ever since House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Virginia primary to the underfunded Dave Brat, we political pundits (yes, I'm a ... [more]

A new buzz cut every week

Jun 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The clippers my dad used were eerily similar to those found around the fair building during livestock shows.

One of the intrigues, not necessarily ... [more]

Beetles and the economy

Jun 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Tree-fall hazards threaten to dent the Wyoming outdoor season

When a Wyoming resident or visitor imagines a mountain hike, a day of fishing or ... [more]

A captured Libyan might shed light on Benghazi

Jun 20, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  The capture and opportunity for interrogation of Benghazi accused assassin Ahmed Abu Khattala, announced by President Barack Obama during his visit to ... [more]

Some bedfellows we don't need

Jun 20, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance doesn't have much to offer in the local reservation border discussions.

Be careful who you get in bed ... [more]

Better have Plan B

Jun 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming mustn't simply bank on winning the C02 battle in court or the ballot box

There is nothing wrong with the state of Wyoming fighting the ... [more]

Did U.S. waste billions of dollars in Iraq war? Senators asking top brass

Jun 19, 2014 - By James Rosen and John Moritz, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Senators challenged the nation's top military leaders Wednesday over the recent chaos in Iraq, asking how Iraqi troops could be fleeing their ... [more]

Love and a very strong leash

Jun 19, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Last weekend, I was tasked with caring for my brother's dog, Dreiko, while my brother was away.
Usually my brother has great judgment, so we won't condemn ... [more]

A relief to see it go

Jun 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It appears that the Hudson homicide case finally might have come to an end

The combination of crime, investigation, trial, sentencing and news ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: The things some people do when it's Mining Edition season

Jun 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  I've got a fair number of Ranger Mining Editions under my belt, but a visitor to this office on Tuesday has me topped. And he's got some skin in the game -- ... [more]

Tilting toward Wyoming

Jun 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Whatever the energy demand, we are likely to be the one to fill it

This is some state we've got here.
Most of us know that already, but the annual ... [more]

Obscure export-import bank ignites battle

Jun 17, 2014 - By Rob Hotakainen, MCT Washington Bureau:  Critics say it's corporate welfare, unnecessarily putting taxpayers' money at risk.

WASHINGTON -- At roughly $25 a pop, there's good money to be made ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer is near?
Four days before the official start of summer, we're not getting very summery weather. These cool, mostly cloudy days aren't what we're ... [more]

Bureaucracy's boring old battles

Jun 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Our nation's quagmire of legal hurdles and safeguards is one of life's great annoyances.

Sometimes you just need to vent your frustrations. Experts ... [more]

The Dad questionnaire

Jun 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Use part of this day to understand the old man a little better than before

Several times now we have mentioned the office visit of a teen-ager a few ... [more]

Equating patriotism with murder

Jun 13, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The most troubling part of all the recent public shootings is that they now border on being normal.
It's just weird what we've come to accept.
The news ... [more]

Troubles in Iraq

Jun 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Everyone sees what is happening, but what to do about it is another matter

The most benign word that could be used to characterize growing unrest in ... [more]

Considering father-son bond

Jun 12, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  What do you know for sure about the relationship between fathers and sons?
With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, I felt I should write on the subject at ... [more]

Governors and EPA

Jun 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Opinions in the West aren't unanimous, but they might be the basis for consensus

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and his fellow Western-state governors spent ... [more]

See the 'gas globulars' in June sky

Jun 11, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  June is a good month to see one of the most impressive regions of the Milky Way. MS and M13 are two of the brightest "gas globulars" in the night sky, and they ... [more]

Cantor's defeat

Jun 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Is it an aberration or a signal?

There may have been bigger election-year upsets in modern American politics than the one that took place Tuesday in ... [more]

Debt prevention even better than debt relief

Jun 11, 2014 - By The Kansas City Star:  Student loan debt is forcing millions of Americans to live with the brakes on. President Barack Obama on Monday announced a step that will help some of those ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Vote for me
Thankfully, political season still starts a bit later in Wyoming than in most other states, but it most definitely has arrived. Expect ... [more]

In politics, it's smart to welcome converts

Jun 9, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Long before he teamed with Erskine Bowles, a Democrat and former President Bill Clinton's White House chief of staff, to lead the bipartisan commission on ... [more]

About that Thermop A&W ...

Jun 9, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The news is a a lot better than I reported three weeks ago.

"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated," the legendary author and ... [more]

Fight or die

Jun 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Horror, heart and heroism characterized the allied landing on D-Day 70 years ago

Nothing against today's combat soldier, who puts his life on the ... [more]