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T he Supreme Court’s authority, grounded since the dawn of the republic in its prestige and reputation, now faces the storms that have overwhelmed Congress and the Presidency and diminished the institutional popularity of our political branches. A recent Gallup poll revealed that just 40 percent...
S hakespeare asked the question, and this week I have to point that question toward mascots.  I’m not going to lie. When I first arrived in Newcastle and learned that the school mascot was a Dogie, I did question what exactly that was.  Upon learning that a Dogie is a motherless calf, I chuckled a...
D uring the autumn, pumpkins are everywhere. As much a fall staple as jewel-toned foliage, and cozy sweaters, this season is pumpkin’s time to shine. You can find many beverage and food items made with pumpkins, such as pumpkin beer, pumpkin bread, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins,...
W yoming has always been about small government and limited regulations.  These are core values to me. I remember well my father working to protect Wyoming’s Right to Work laws.  Our family eagerly supported Malcolm Wallop’s successful Senate bid in 1976.  He was unshakeable in his conservatism and...
As the Wyoming Legislature prepares for its special session next week, we encourage our leaders to continue on the path toward economic diversification, certainty and stability. The legislature should continue its efforts to grow the economy, not increase regulation and mandates on businesses. ...
W hat do champions look like? The obvious answer is that they are the ones hoisting the trophy at the end of the season. They are the ones pouring Gatorade over their coach’s head. They are the ones wearing the rings and heading off to Disneyland. They are the ones with huge smiles on their faces...
E verything’s the same, back in my little town.   – Simon and Garfunkel song        Why does Wyoming lack a small city of significant population?      This thought first occurred to me while traveling through Boise (235,684).  Most recently, while visiting Anchorage, with its 282,958 people, this...
T he U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the 1965 case of Griswold v. Connecticut established the right to privacy as a fixed star in our constitutional constellation and, in the process, guaranteed married couples access to contraceptive devices. Griswold falls into the category of a “great...
T he temps may be dropping outside, but things are heating up in Dogie sports! We are now a week closer to the postseason, and the possible scenarios for volleyball and football regarding playoff and seeding for the regional tournament are enough to make your head spin. And I love it! Through...
A fter a rather beautiful and generous fall for these parts, it looks as though winter is coming.  Buffalo had 17 inches of snow on the ground on Monday morning, while Gillette had 10, so the reality of the impending misery of cold weather has left me with mixed feelings. I dread the temperatures,...

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