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Activist conservatives chafe under Wyo’s ‘moderate’ GOP leadership

February 13, 2014

Legislative leaders know that underneath the surface a battle is underway for the political heart of the state, and it is waged within the Republican …

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House should cut its losses in Cindy Hill probe

January 28, 2014

The Legislature has painted itself into a corner. After rushing to take away Cindy Hill’s powers in 2013, launching their own investigation has always seemed …

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With unemployed drowning, Congress hands them an anchor

December 24, 2013

Emergency Unemployment Compensation will run out three days after Christmas — an unnecessary hit on families and the nation’s economic recovery.

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Tea Partiers in D.C. blew $24 billion — and they would do it again

October 22, 2013

It’s embarrassing — make that outrageous — that two-thirds of Wyoming’s congressional delegation voted against last week’s last-ditch effort to reopen the government and raise …

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Lummis needs to stop marching with extreme right-wing

October 15, 2013

Losing on Obamacare didn’t change the minds of Lummis and her party, who pressed to get something from the Democrats that could be seen as …

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Wyoming went big for Romney, GOP increased dominance at home

November 9, 2012

Wyoming voters gave modest increases to the Republican Party in the state legislature while strongly supporting Mitt Romney.

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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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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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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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Boehner let the Tea Party bare its rear

by The Sage Grouse December 27, 2011 December 27, 2011

John Boehner, according to The Sage Grouse, has somehow saved face in the last-minute deal to get the extension, leaving folks like Eric Cantor baring …

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The Problem With Elections is Re-Election

by The Sage Grouse December 13, 2011 December 13, 2011

The Sage Grouse contemplates how current term limits have fallen victim to extended campaign seasons, essentially neutering the opportunity for real policy work.

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Exploiting fear for political success

by The Sage Grouse August 9, 2011 August 9, 2011

The Sage Grouse has consistently hammered the “Tea Party.” However, there is no actual Tea Party. It is only a concept, but nonetheless deserving of …

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This May Be The Last Time

by The Sage Grouse August 2, 2011 August 2, 2011

The tea party folks are acting a bit like lemmings, friends. But, what’s a mere cliff in the course of life’s journeys?

The debt ceiling increase …

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Wyoming lawmakers differ on approach to debt ceiling

August 2, 2011

The members of Wyoming’s Congressional delegation, all Republicans, have each said for months that federal spending must be sharply curtailed as part of any deal …

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Oil and gas leaders seek to stem deaths on the job

July 14, 2011

Beyond those efforts, exactly what WOGISA can and should do to help stem serious injuries and fatalities in the industry isn’t clear to it’s own …

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Insurance and Personal Responsibility

by The Sage Grouse May 31, 2011 May 31, 2011

If only the sick buy health insurance coverage, no one can afford it. Insurance is by definition a sharing of risk. All responsible individuals should …