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Shape-shifting on campaign finance

May 5, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  To be fair, most Republicans have never hidden their distaste for campaign-finance laws that place limits on how much someone can give to a political candidate ... [more]

Disrupting the order -- on purpose

May 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Sometimes it's fun to do, and to watch.

It was a game we teachers sometimes played, especially if the in-service was extremely dull, repetitive or ... [more]

Airline inquiry

May 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If we woo a new carrier, there will be questions and answers for both sides

The new task force assigned the duty of getting to the bottom of ... [more]

Education a new, defining issue for 2016 Republican class

May 2, 2014 - By Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press:  CHICAGO -- Raising U.S. educational expectations through national goals was a priority for Republican President George W. Bush. But many of his would-be ... [more]

Air service chair digging in

May 2, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Missy White has a personal stake in success

The Fremont County life of Missy White offers a fascinating example of why Riverton Regional Airport must ... [more]

A step back

May 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legislators are right to reconsider a special session on Cindy Hill

Wyoming legislators over the past year have not done much to merit ... [more]

'Mockingbird' makes strong case for e-books

May 1, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  "To Kill a Mockingbird" is one of America's most beloved books. The seminal tale follows Atticus, a courageous, strong-willed, morally impeccable lawyer, and ... [more]

Finding laughter where you can

May 1, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  I'm convinced it's a key to long life and good health

"The devil can't stand the sound of laughter," said retired Pastor Don last Sunday. He even ... [more]

Getting Russia's attention

May 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Amid the Ukraine crisis, the U.S. is spanking Russian individuals, not just the government

The world was treated today to the resumption of a sight ... [more]

Want to understand D.C.? Try fiction

Apr 30, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  In real-life Washington, almost no one ever knows the full story -- and those who do aren't telling.

Reading is such an improbable idea -- a miracle, ... [more]

Sterling's punishment was fair as labor relations issue

Apr 30, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver dealt swiftly with allegations of racism against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling after an ... [more]

President Valdez

Apr 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  CWC conducted a thorough, fair hiring process for its new leader

Central Wyoming College has its man.
It's been a long time since our community ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  No rush
There have been plenty of years when the final week of April has brought weather strongly suggestive of summer. Just two years ago this week ... [more]

The rich just got more powerful

Apr 28, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Thanks to the Supreme Court, the 1 percent is free at last to try and buy the kind of government it prefers.

In his 1972 epic on the origins of the ... [more]

Prying information out of Cheyenne

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Give it a try if you like, but don't expect much.

Test pilot Chuck Yeager turns to his friend and fellow pilot Jack Ridley and says, "Well, I'll tell ... [more]

Unsettling spectacle

Apr 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our county museums system longs for a period of long-term stability

It is unsettling to witness the arrest and pending prosecution of former Fremont ... [more]

Great nations don't lurch from crisis to crisis

Apr 25, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  Great democracies do not lurch from doomsday moment to doomsday moment. Congress must stop resolving one crisis by setting up another a few months down the ... [more]

Start to Finish

Apr 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A new series in The Ranger will track people, projects and processes

A much wiser man than the editorial writer once said that even the longest ... [more]

What spring proves at my house

Apr 24, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  We're halfway through a lovely spring. Tulips are peeking, days are warming, and the Boston Bruins are doing very well.
That last fact brings me only ... [more]

Asking why

Apr 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Establishing motive is an important part of the probe into a baby's death

No one learning the details surrounding the arrest of the young Wind River ... [more]

Continuing delay on XL pipeline in embarrassing

Apr 23, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  That metallic sound you hear is President Barack Obama again kicking the politically tough decision on the Keystone XL pipeline down the road.
This is ... [more]

Consider the poet

Apr 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Once a year, it's an enriching effort

There are no ticker tape parades for National Poetry Month, no television specials, $10,000 per plate banquets ... [more]

Highway cable barriers could save lives

Apr 22, 2014 - By Curtis Tate, MCT Washington Bureau:  Missouri and North Carolina, which have installed the barriers on parts or all of their interstate highways, have seen cross-median fatalities cut by as ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Easter weekend
The happiest Easter Sundays in memory for most of us are those from childhood, reminiscent of grandparents, green grass and sunshine. Ma ... [more]

Putin playing a weak economic hand

Apr 19, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  In global affairs, as in domestic politics, symbolism can be as important as substance.
So when the world's major industrial democracies, known as the G-7, ... [more]

A tough guy I was glad to know

Apr 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  There was a lot to George Swan, and I appreciated it all.

It was a little more than 40 years ago.  My recently restored 1962 Chevy Nova was making an ... [more]

Animal-control deputies

Apr 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If we impose a new tax, then uniformed personnel for the specific job might be in order

It has been enlightening this spring to learn more about the ... [more]

Social Security ought to let old debts lie

Apr 18, 2014 - By Newsday:  Social Security Administration has paused its misguided efforts to collect debts more than a decade old, including dunning children of the dead. Collection ... [more]

From the air, Morocco looked a lot like central Fremont County looks

Apr 18, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Most of the similarities ended when we reached the ground.

Wyoming looks a lot like Morocco.
That was the first thought to fill my mind as the ... [more]

Pools in the park

Apr 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The State of Wyoming and a Thermopolis pool business are locked in dispute

For decades it's been taken for granted that there are commercial swimming ... [more]