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I want to applaud Matt Micheli, former chairman of Laramie County Republican Party, for his Jan. 21 op-ed, that tries to guide the his party out of its negative view of the world, by of course, bashing Democrats. His attempt can be commended, but just like all the GOP members across the coun…

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For the kiddies, it’ll be necessary to start this rant by explaining that there was an immensely popular TV show called “Dallas” that ran from 1978 through 1991. It traced the escapades of a grossly dysfunctional Texas family dynasty. Now we have the soap opera about a grossly dysfunctional …

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An oft-quoted parable warns those who are inclined to overestimate their impact on the world. Feeling important? Follow these instructions and be humbled. Put your hand, up to the wrist, in a bucket of water. Pull it out. Look quickly if you want to see how completely your imprint disappears.

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You’re excused if you didn’t hear about the latest impeachment “bombshell” that exploded in the media on Wednesday.

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Early Tuesday morning, a day before the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth, a small army of police, sheriff’s deputies and a tactical SWAT team with a military robot laid siege to a house in Oakland, California. The threat they were confronting? Women and children nonviolently str…

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More than 200 legislators from both parties recently filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. Wyoming’s entire congressional delegation (Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, and Rep. Liz Cheney) signed on. The brief challenges the plaintiff’s standing and asks SCOTUS to uphold the ov…

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Acts of war, perfidious sneak attacks, like Pearl Harbor or 9-11, followed by the justified revenge and total victory of a great nation. Now that we are at war with Iran, let’s review the acts of war between our two nations:

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Let’s deal with the letter “I.” No, it’s not because we are run by a bunch of self-involved leaders, including the narcissist in chief, President Donald Trump. It’s because, for whatever reason, much of our news right now involves “I” words.

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The most substantively outrageous presidential campaign in American history has some serious chance of success.

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With the Wyoming Legislature set to convene next month under a cloud of dismal revenue projections, we can expect plenty of creative tax increases to be trotted out. But raising revenue through taxation does nothing to decrease spending. Indeed, taxation arguably makes budget deficits worse,…

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Last year in Wyoming, our legislature captured the nation’s attention as we fell only a handful of votes shy of repealing the death penalty. While this may have come as a surprise to outsiders, it didn’t to anyone familiar with the Cowboy State and our deep commitment to fiscal responsibilit…

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Last month, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, successfully steered the passage of a provision that provides lifetime healthcare benefits to coal miners, such as those in Kemmerer, whose employers have filed for bankruptcy. Conspicuously missing from the list of supporters of the bipart…

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With the dawn of a new year, we naturally look to the future and express our hopes and expectations for the coming year. Now is a good time to do the same for Wyoming politics, as our state’s voters and elected officials will have important decisions to make in the next 12 months. The decisi…

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Ever since I joined the Bureau of Land Management in mid-July, things have been pretty hectic here in Washington, D.C. Around this time, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced the relocation of the BLM, leaving many Washington insiders asking, “Why?”

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The story of our country is often told by the decades that define it. With the end of this decade so close at hand, it can often be tempting to imagine what the last 10 years will be remembered for. Or for that matter, the last year alone.

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If students don’t get angry and rise up at the ballot box soon (as in, really soon) they will eventually face the largest tax burden in economic history—and make no mistake it will have a profound effect on everything from affording a house to taking a vacation. Because while students prepar…

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A majority of Albany County commissioners have been reluctant to believe the results of multiple studies documenting elevated nitrate concentrations in the Casper Aquifer beneath and adjacent to East Grand subdivisions. These studies attribute the elevated nitrate to domestic septic systems.…

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Imagine it’s time to pay your bills and there is less money in your bank account than you’d expect. Someone who owes you money hasn’t paid up. What would you do?

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On Christmas Day, with nothing better to do than intrude into the closed and dusty basement of the University of Wyoming’s Physical Sciences Building, what did I find but a top-of-the-line PBR-endorsed mechanical bull, covered with cobwebs!

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Having lived in Wyoming most of my life, you’d think I would know that winter is a terrible time to move. That holds true whether it’s across the street or, as in my case, the windy, snowy and icy 180-mile trek down I-25 from Casper to Cheyenne.

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The great performer Bing Crosby reached the height of his stardom about 80 years ago, but every Christmas season he makes a triumphant return to American radio and malls and other public places.