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Letters to the EditorOpinion Letter: ‘Knowing what we know now’

May 21, 2015

Re: Bush, Clinton, national media redux The national “news” media (sarcastic quotation marks intentional) have already begun their quadrennial exercise of attacking Republicans and providing cover for Democrats. Republican presidential hopefuls are being bombarded with the “Bush question,” i.e. “Knowing what we know today, would you have invaded Iraq?” It would be nice to see Read More

National ColumnistOpinion Trigger warnings, colleges and the ‘Swaddled Generation’

Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas that may conflict with your own. Those accustomed to reading or listening only to liberal commentators may not be aware of “trigger warnings” and “safe zones” on college campuses. It seems that mostly conservative sites and writers are concerned with the increasingly draconian suppression of free Read More

OpinionPublisher's Notebook Letterman, books; notes and quotes

May 20, 2015

  Certainly when David Letterman signs off tonight, I will be one of the millions of fans who will miss him. He’s hosted 6,000-plus programs and I’ve enjoyed say, half of them. (More or less. Also known as “more probable than not.”) Critics and essayists in a variety of media have recently summed up his Read More

Letters to the EditorOpinion Letter: Current coal royalties work

Re: May 16 letter, Hackman As a Sheridan County School District 2 board member, Hollis Hackman may know something about education. But he clearly knows nothing about the subject of his May 16 letter to the editor: coal royalties. While parroting the claims of coal mining opponents, Hackman is embarrassingly unaware that the U.S. government’s Read More

National ColumnistOpinion Hillary Clinton’s hypocrisy — If she’s serious about campaign reform, why wait?

In a private meeting last week with 200 of the Democratic Party’s top financiers, Hillary Clinton drew vigorous applause when she said any of her nominees to the Supreme Court would have to share her desire to overturn the Citizens United decision. Clinton also, as reported by my Post colleagues Matea Gold and Anne Gearan, Read More

National ColumnistOpinion Column: Investment of wealth better left in hands of those who created it

May 19, 2015

In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric — and disregard of reality. One of the ways of fighting poverty, he proposed, was to “ask from society’s lottery winners” that they make a “modest investment” in government programs to help the poor. Read More

National Columnist Column: How can we save Obama (on trade)?

May 16, 2015

By Charles Krauthammer That free trade is advantageous to both sides is the rarest of political propositions — provable, indeed mathematically. David Ricardo did so in 1817. The Law of Comparative Advantage has held up nicely for 198 years. Nor is this abstract theory. We’ve lived it. The free-trade regime created after World War II Read More

Editorials Sheridan Press Editorial: Can you define a community in three words or less?

How do you define a community? Some would describe the people and demographics. Others would point to the many attractions boasted. Still others would speak about the feeling you get when you’re in that place. Recently, a subcommittee of Sheridan’s Economic Development Task Force set about trying to find a tagline that would lure tourists, Read More

Editor's Column Column: Measures of devotion

Next week, The Sheridan Press will launch a series of features highlighting local veterans who have beared the burden of our country’s cause. We’ve been blessed to have individuals volunteer to sacrifice their lives, their time and their well-being for us in our nation’s armed forces. It is a debt that can never be fully Read More

Local Columnists Column: Working on legislation we all can be proud of

By Dave Kinskey This year the Wyoming Legislature passed Senate File 12. SF 12 makes it illegal to trespass on private property for the purpose of collecting resource data. Such trespasses have allegedly occurred by activist groups seeking to interfere with, or shut down, agricultural operations. One such group has the stated goal of removing Read More

Local Columnists Column: Warm weather means downtown projects

By Beth Holsinger It is so exciting to see the tourists and visitors arriving in our downtown this time of year. Everything is buzzing with activity and temperatures and spirits are high. Tomorrow morning I have over 30 enthusiastic volunteers helping to hang the flower baskets on Main Street all the way to Fort Road, Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: Coal companies need to stop cheating the system

Coal companies need to stop cheating the system Re: Federal royalties Coal companies have invested a lot of time building a network of subsidiaries that they have effectively and legally used to work around the federal royalty system. Here’s how it works: The coal companies sell coal to an affiliated company at artificially low prices — paying Read More

Local Columnists Health Watch: Heartburn: Nutrition therapy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

By Georgia Boley Nutrition, along with other lifestyle modifications, can lead to significant GERD symptom improvement. Key messages include: • Keep a food log to track the foods and beverages that make your symptoms worse. Certain foods and beverages weaken the esophageal sphincter (the one-way ‘door’ between your esophagus and stomach) including alcohol, peppermint, citrus Read More

National ColumnistOpinion Column: The Internet .Sucks

May 15, 2015

The U.S. government wants to relinquish control of the Web. But the alternative really dot-sucks. Going back almost to the days when Al Gore invented the Internet, the federal government has been in charge of online addresses through its contract with the California-based nonprofit ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Now, responding Read More

Letters to the EditorOpinion Letter: ACS Relay for Life benefits Sheridan

May 14, 2015

  Re: Cancer survivors, caregivers The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the opportunity for people to come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to honor those who have won their battle. One of the most moving parts of the event is the Luminaria Ceremony. (June 26, Kendrick Park, 6 p.m. Read More

National ColumnistOpinion Column: Jeb Bush’s eloquent defense of Christianity

It is nearly axiomatic that presidential contests tend to shine a harsh light on conservative Christians — inasmuch as they are viewed as the Republican Party’s base and are, therefore, deemed fair game. Of course, religious folks come in a variety of stripes, checks and polka dots. Many are Democrats. But it is the members Read More

EditorialsOpinion Words we use, perceptions we perpetuate harmful

May 13, 2015

Be a man. Stop crying. Don’t be a wuss. Man up. Our society is full of phrases like this. Boys and men are told to be a man, but what that means is left largely unclear. So, men stop crying, they stop communicating how they’re feeling and the effects are detrimental to our communities. Compared Read More

OpinionPublisher's Notebook Carlson Evans to share inspiration at SC graduation

Diane Carlson Evans will be the commencement speaker at Sheridan College this coming weekend. She’ll speak at the Gillette campus Friday and in Sheridan on Saturday. It’s an “encore,” so to speak. Ms. Carlson Evans was in the Sheridan area last year with the stage play, “A Piece of My Heart,” the story of nurses Read More

National ColumnistOpinion Column: Obama’s trade deal: Why he’s in danger of losing

May 12, 2015

Let’s suppose you are trying to bring a friend around to your point of view. Would you tell her she’s emotional, illogical, outdated and not very smart? Would you complain that he’s being dishonest, fabricating falsehoods and denying reality with his knee-jerk response? Such a method of a persuasion is likelier to get you a Read More

National ColumnistOpinion Column: The tsunami of gender transition

For many, it was an apocryphal moment. One which will be remembered for a lifetime. Exactly where we were and what we were doing when Bruce Jenner shocked the world by going on television to announce that he is … a Republican. And oh yeah, the transgender thing was sort of a big deal too. Read More

National Columnist The apostle Mike Huckabee, onward christian Huckabee

May 9, 2015

In the 1950s, during one of his two campaigns as the Democrats’ presidential nominee, Adlai Stevenson was invited to address a gathering of Baptists in Houston, where in 1960 John Kennedy would address a gathering of Protestant ministers to refute charges that his Catholicism rendered him unfit to be president. This was an opinion vociferously Read More

Editor's Column Column: Remember that high school math? Me neither

May 8, 2015

If you’re reading this Saturday morning, enjoying your coffee and relaxing in your home, I’m jealous. This morning, I’m sitting in front of a computer in a testing center in Billings, Montana, taking a four-hour test. Ugh. Over the last few months, I made the decision to go to graduate school (assuming I’m accepted to Read More

Editorials Sheridan Press Editorial: Need a travel, tourism director who will build us up

Travel and tourism organizations can sometimes be a tricky thing. They are marketing arms of a community. They sell who we are to outsiders, encouraging them to come and live how we live for a short period of time. It’s not always an easy sell. Sometimes people are just passing through with other destinations in Read More

National Columnist Column: Waging a one-woman crusade against the Muslim world

The recent spectacle of Pamela Geller, the erstwhile journalist who organized a provocative Prophet Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest in Texas, gives pause to even the most passionate defenders of the First Amendment.      Not since Westboro Baptist Church’s “God Hates Fags” message — and Florida’s Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones — has the principle of free Read More

Letters to the Editor Letter: ‘Public lands’ versus ‘trapper lands’

‘Public lands’ versus ‘trapper lands’ Re: ‘Live’ traps, pets The public lands in Wyoming are fantastic. We have BLM land, school sections and national forest land all for the public to use freely for just about any outdoor activity you can imagine. But are they safe? There is one activity on public lands that jeopardizes Read More

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