YESTERDAY, I OPENED a bag of coffee and took a whiff. And another. And another.
Where I live things are beginning to turn green with a hint of spring. But it isn’t just the flora here that has an intimation of green. The whole country, indeed, the whole world, is greening for St. Patrick’s Day.
At age 11, Britney Spears played the wholesome American girl on “The All New Mickey Mouse Club.” A few years later, she was on concert stages surrounded by big teddy bears as she bumped, grinded and moaned. There was also a pole dance.
The winter of our COVID discontent is upon us. The U.S. has suffered over 28 million cases and 500,000 deaths during the pandemic year. But now we are at a crossroads, with the situation on the ground currently at odds with the one in the air, both metaphorically and literally.
French news cameras were in California last week to capture America's spectacular drive to mass-vaccinate against COVID-19. What were the visuals? An amusement park with cars lined up, their passengers waiting for a jab.
You expect a certain number of stumbles from a new administration. President Joe Biden’s incoming team professed dismay at having to create a coronavirus vaccine distribution program “from scratch,” due to its predecessor’s handling of the situation, and this week, Biden complained that “we …
The horror of the Texas electricity catastrophe should chill the whole country. Nothing strikes at the survivability of a modern society more than the failure of its power supply, maybe nothing at all.
While cleaning out the garage of an elderly friend who died recently, what did I find under a pile of 1967 Playboys but a typewriter. It wasn't just any typewriter but a vintage IBM Selectric II. I moved all 37 pounds of it to the trunk of my car.
If you think the accelerating pivot to renewable energy is all about cleaning up, think again. An increasing number of utilities are under mounting pressure from Wall Street and their shareholders to spend and pass the costs of new wind turbines, solar farms, and transmission infrastructure …
For decades, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has stood out for our ability to successfully manage wildlife on the same shared landscape that mineral development occurs. We’ve done this on Wyoming’s terms, working collaboratively with industry to understand specific development impacts t…
It’s a dog’s life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue these days as presidential pooches Champ and Major settle into their new home. Major is the first shelter dog to ever live at the White House.
The electric utility industry looks a bit like a man on a ladder with one foot seeking the rung below, unsure of where it is. But find it he must.
Pictures matter. Images convey truths — and falsehoods — with an emotional impact that can amplify and sometimes completely overwhelm the messages imparted by words.
At a time when America is paying billions of dollars annually for imported minerals and metals, it’s incomprehensible that we’re allowing an albatross to remain around the neck of U.S. mining.
The inauguration is complete. Power has transferred. We are on to the next chapter of American political history. But as Republicans, are we? Do we have a way forward? If elections are the scores by which politics are measured, the last four years have been an unmitigated disaster. We lost t…
I have now lived long enough to have seen the Republican Party pronounced dead several times, handwringing about civil wars in both parties, supposed electoral college locks, and bold cries that this or that event or personality was the worst the nation has ever experienced.
After over 27 years in the electrical industry, 15 of those as the owner and operator of Premier Electric in Sheridan, I have learned to adapt my business to our customers’ needs and area trends. It’s important to be diversified and grow the business when opportunity arrives, whether residen…
WASHINGTON — The good news is: Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has secured what he says is an ironclad promise from two Democrats not to eliminate the legislative filibuster. The bad news is: The filibuster hangs by a fragile, two-vote thread.
In politics, any idea can be pressed into service if it fits a purpose. The one I have in mind has been snatched from its Republican originators and is now at work on the left wing of the Democratic Party.
Even if you apply First Amendment principles, the 17 companies (and counting) that deplatformed former President Trump are not acting unlawfully. But at a time when Big Tech has near-monopolistic influence over what we see and say, the power to censor should not be in the hands of so few.
As the nation grapples with the violent insurrection fueled by President Trump’s lies and divisive rhetoric, as well as a surging pandemic and economic upheaval, the local broadcast media’s job of providing communities with reliable news and information has never been more important. Communi…
“We must end this uncivil war,” Joe Biden proclaimed shortly after he became the 46th president on Wednesday. Hours earlier, in his last moments as the 45th president, Donald Trump extended “best wishes” to the “new administration.” Graceful words, but accompanied by sharp and, in some cases…
President Joe Biden’s decision to nominate Jennifer Granholm —f ormer governor of Michigan, lawyer, politician and television host — to be the next secretary of energy is curious.
What would President Donald Trump have to do to move his base supporters to give up the ghost? What level of low, depraved, immoral or just plain unhinged behavior would be enough to finally cross the line with his rabid Make America Great Again worshipers?
The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, who will be the 46th president of the United States, takes place Jan. 20. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of inaugural traditions, history and processes in America.
So, President Donald Trump has been booted off Twitter, as of now forever. Facebook also gave him the heave-ho. Apple and Google, meanwhile, have tossed the riot-friendly Parler app out of their stores.
The policies of defeated one-term presidents are not as easily reversed as their victorious successors, suffused with campaign rhetoric, sometimes suppose they will be. Even when, as now, the winning party has majorities in both houses of Congress.
As Donald Trump's Republican Party descends into madness, dragged down by the president's lies, threats and possible mental illness, it's become hard to imagine democracy-loving conservatives continuing to live in the same house. They're in a marriage that can't be saved.
Since March, policymakers have implemented new rules and regulations to help stop the spread of COVID-19, especially among at-risk populations.
Experts say that fitness isn’t about diet or exercise. It is about health. Our goal should not be a number on the scale or a certain size jeans. We should seek a body and lifestyle that are healthy.
WASHINGTON — Both Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General William Barr say Russia was behind the massive cyberattack that compromised 18,000 U.S. companies and government agencies, but President Donald Trump isn’t buying it. “Russia, Russia, Russia is the priority chant when anyt…