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RT Cox resigns

by Anne MacKinnon June 19, 2012 June 19, 2012

RT Cox, a well-known lawyer in Gillette, an initial member of WyoFile’s board of directors, and for 2.5 years the author of The Sage Grouse column …

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The thrill is in the deal

by The Sage Grouse June 12, 2012 June 12, 2012

The Sage Grouse wonders if the $6 billion spent on U.S. elections is less about who has the best public policy ideas and more about …

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Eating Crow?

by The Sage Grouse May 24, 2012 May 24, 2012

CROW worries, correctly, that candidates who run as Republicans are really not clones of Cotton Mather. In many counties in this state if you want …

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What is all this frackin’ nonsense?

by The Sage Grouse May 15, 2012 May 15, 2012

The big controversy about fracking does not revolve around negligent practices once the fluid is sucked out of the well and sent to disposal. The …

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Your Choice: Art or Propaganda?

by The Sage Grouse April 24, 2012 April 24, 2012

Earlier this year the legislature suggested that the pending renovation of Half Acre gym at UW include murals glorifying the mineral industries. The Sage Grouse …

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Synfuels Plants

by The Sage Grouse April 17, 2012 April 17, 2012

The Sage Grouse ponders the feasibility of coal-to-gas plants in Wyoming, wondering whether they’re worth the trouble.

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What Is Insurance?

by The Sage Grouse April 10, 2012 April 10, 2012

The basic principle of casualty and liability insurance is sound: make sure that every business venture has a pool of money to cover losses …

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Lessons of the Galapagos

by The Sage Grouse March 27, 2012 March 27, 2012

The Galapagos Islands, unique because they were formed by volcanic eruptions in the middle of thePacific Ocean where two tectonic plates interact along a restive …

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Taxes and Fairness

by The Sage Grouse March 20, 2012 March 20, 2012

“The Democratic idea of increasing capital gains taxes so that rich people pay as much, theoretically, percentage-wise, as working people, gets a lot of press …

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Hot Flash Rush

by The Sage Grouse March 13, 2012 March 13, 2012

Hey Rush: don’t I remember you had a hydrocodone dependence problem? I bet the pills and the rehab, unsuccessful, were covered by health insurance. And …

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A debate about oil field social responsibility

by The Sage Grouse March 6, 2012 March 6, 2012

A debate about oil field social responsibility
 
Hey fellow travelers:
How often does a conversation with one of your oldest friends include these invectives:  “You are a …

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Wyoming lays groundwork for what? Secession?

by The Sage Grouse February 28, 2012 February 28, 2012

The sponsors of Wyoming’s “doomsday bill” — many who enthusiastically decry the federal government — have unintentionally legitimized their favorite target.

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Angry Birds

by The Sage Grouse February 21, 2012 February 21, 2012

By the time The Sage Grouse finally relented to the societal norm of smart phones, he discovered the cell towers are jammed with people wasting …

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Mad as Hell?

by The Sage Grouse February 14, 2012 February 14, 2012

Mad as Hell?
Remember the movie “Network”? Faye Dunaway and Peter Finch: “I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Going to Take it Any More.”
The housing …

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Occupy Fever: Running Amuck

by The Sage Grouse February 7, 2012 February 7, 2012

The Sage Grouse has been all over the Tea Party for bad manners, incivility and surrender of judgment to rampant emotion. But now, leftists, it …

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Winter in the Tropics

by The Sage Grouse January 31, 2012 January 31, 2012

The Sage Grouse unpacks a few photos from his recent trek to the Galapagos Islands, where it wasn’t just the tortoise, iguana and birds that …

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Georgia June

by The Sage Grouse January 24, 2012 January 24, 2012

Ladies and Germs, I have an announcement: The Sage Grouse is not always a grouch. Can you fathom the possibility that something could turn a …

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Societal Meltdown

by The Sage Grouse January 17, 2012 January 17, 2012

Societal Meltdown
Remember the shockingly sudden loss of civility during the debate over reform of what everyone knows is a failed health care system; loud, rude …

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Chuck Townsend

by The Sage Grouse January 10, 2012 January 10, 2012

Chuck Townsend was one of my favorite people. I thought about that a lot at his funeral on January 2. Chuck worked his ass off …

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Huntsman-Barrasso 2012?

by The Sage Grouse January 3, 2012 January 3, 2012

The Sage Grouse revels in the time-honored tradition of speculating about the final GOP ticket.