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The U.S. housing market is on fire, with the supply of available homes falling drastically short of pandemic-stoked demand. Worrywarts are calling it a “crisis” and circulating weird tales of buyer desperation — including one about a supplicant in Bethesda, Maryland, who apparently offered t…

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As lockdowns sent city dwellers “fleeing” to the suburbs for more space, the prices of homes offering that space took off. To play in the bidding wars, homebuyers had to cough up big money and chain themselves to giant mortgages. This painful scenario led many to choose renting over buying, …

Wyoming is on the verge of being near the nucleus of U.S. energy innovation while going somewhere it has been before — on a power trip.

With a government report due in June on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) and a recent “60 Minutes” story on U.S. Navy pilots’ sightings and videos of mysterious images, prominent people in politics, the military and national intelligence are finally asking: What are we looking at? It’s th…

As of Sunday, Gaza Strip terrorists — and “terrorist” fits people who take indiscriminate aim at civilians to achieve political goals — had fired 2,900 rockets at Israel in the past week.

The Republican Party made a grievous error this week in ousting Rep. Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, from the House leadership for telling the truth about Donald Trump’s “big lie,” which has wreaked havoc in our democratic republic by casting doubt over the 2020 election.

For 17 days, the orca mother carried her dead baby off the coast of Vancouver Island. People around the world watched, transfixed, as she refused to let her calf drop into the Salish Sea, even as its body grew lighter and lighter with each passing day. Sometimes, the calf would slip off as s…

Just how seriously do viewers of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” take his off-kilter rants? The Fox News host appears to have set up an experiment on Monday night to test that proposition.

Tune into CNN or MSNBC on a daily basis and you will find someone venting about what Tucker Carlson said the night before. The New York Times, The Washington Post, etc., vent daily about Carlson. Back in the early days of blogging, bloggers would attack bigger names hoping for attention, lin…

Last weekend I attended my second funeral in about six months. The first was my oldest brother’s. The second was for the mother of a college friend. Neither death was caused by the pandemic but both took place during it. As I departed to Georgia from Louisiana, as the plane cut a path throug…

Is 20 years long enough for a war we could never win? President Biden apparently thinks so, which is why his administration announced Tuesday that all U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the anniversary of the attacks that launched America’s longest war.

President Biden faced a painful dilemma in Afghanistan when he took office. Having committed the United States to removing all troops from the country by May 1, then-President Donald Trump reduced the force to a bare minimum by January, even though Taliban insurgents hadn’t fulfilled their s…

President Ronald Reagan had a favorite joke he loved to tell about twin boys, one perennially pessimistic and one perennially optimistic. In an attempt to dampen the latter child’s sunny outlook, a psychiatrist brought the child to a room piled high with manure. Delighted, the little boy sta…

Along with many others, I have long argued that the reason so few police officers are ever charged in their killings of unarmed Black people (and few of those charged are ever convicted) is that our legal system has effectively rendered those killings legal. This is the case regardless of ho…

As we come to the end of Women’s History Month, it is a perfect time for people in Wyoming to stop and reflect on our state’s unique contributions to that history. More than any other state in the Union, Wyoming has made historic breakthroughs for women’s rights. Time and again, we’ve shown …

Spring seems just around the corner, 118 million doses of vaccine have been administered, and Americans are eager to get back to normal after a year of fighting the coronavirus pandemic. President Biden recently raised the prospect of a festive Independence Day. What could go wrong?

We are facing the greatest challenge to public education since some states and districts defied the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education and refused to integrate their schools. The evidence that remote learning has been disastrous for children, especially those from low-inc…

For the duration of his 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden ran on the promise that he would unite the country. He repeatedly spoke about the importance of America’s institutions and norms, and to the many who ultimately voted for him, those were the halcyon days of this country that they …

There is a ready response to the GOP’s relentless campaign to restrict voting access: H.R. 1, the For the People Act, would create nationwide reforms like same-day and online registration in federal elections, expanded mail-in voting, making Election Day a federal holiday and more. The House…

Restaurants are finally starting to reopen after months of being shuttered due to the pandemic. But many who want to support these restaurants — including vaccinated essential workers and seniors — cannot do so because of capacity restrictions.

People and governments everywhere have wondered whether the world has allowed American tech giants to become too powerful and too central to the way our societies work. What would happen if they suddenly chose to use that enormous power to win an argument with a democratically elected government?

As of last week, you can’t share a link to this editorial on Facebook in Australia. That’s thanks to legislation expected to pass the country’s Parliament that would force platforms to pay news organizations for hosting links to their content. The measure looks less likely to level the playi…

More bad news for Wyoming coal: Officials for the Coal Creek mine in the Powder River Basin just announced it is closing down. The blow follows closely on the heels of the Decker mine halting operations.

Employment growth has slowed over the past few months as the winter spike in COVID-19 led to new restrictions and more people unable to go to their jobs because they’re sick or quarantining. But one important group of workers has seen progress stall out since August: those over the age of 55.

If you’re seeking unity with your fellow Americans these days, you should probably skip next week’s impeachment trial — in which pesky Democrats will likely insist on accountability while patriotic Republicans argue that we should forget about the whole insurrection thing for the good of the…

When it comes to schools and the pandemic, those scary first days in 2020 were filled with unknowns. Even at the start of the school year last autumn, there was great uncertainty about whether to open classrooms in person. But now three scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Pre…

The past few weeks have been challenging for our country and for our citizens. The Jan. 6 protest in Washington began as peaceful but devolved into violence within the walls of our nation’s Capitol. This occurred while the legislatures were meeting to accept the Electoral College results fro…

When President Ronald Reagan signed the bill creating a federal holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., he warned that “traces of bigotry still mar” the country.

As the House of Representatives takes the extraordinary step of considering a second impeachment of President Trump during his final days in office, two questions loom large: Did Trump commit impeachable offenses? And does it make sense to impeach even though the Senate may not try and convi…

The election is over, the votes have been tallied and, like it or not, the Electoral College has certified Joe Biden as our new president-elect. Whether or not you supported him, it is time to move forward with the business of democracy. Come Jan. 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be swor…

My first baseball memories are from the summer of ’54. I was 5, and my family had moved from Detroit to Cleveland, from one American League city to another. My dad, a Brooklyn-reared baseball fan who rooted for any team that might beat the Yankees, had switched allegiances from the Tigers to…