Guest Essays & Editorials

Cody Enterprise June 14, 2023 Editorial Opinion – reproduced with permission www.codyenterprise.com As part of its mission of advocating for a quality education for everyone and encouraging participation in our democracy, Wyoming Rising, a 501(c)4 organization, cosponsored a discussion between Rodger McDaniel and Pete and Al Simpson at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center on April 25.  McDaniel has recently released a book entitled “Profiles in…

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This is a shared article. Joyce Vance May 30, 2023 https://joycevance.substack.com In April, two political science scholars, professors David Broockman at UC Berkeley and Joshua Kalla at Yale, put up a working paper online for comment. It’s entitled, “Consuming cross-cutting media causes learning and moderates attitudes: A field experiment with Fox News viewers.” The study caught my attention because I teach a seminar in democratic…

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An essay by John Pavlovitz February 9, 2023 ”Take heart, dear friend. It is not that good people are gone, it is just that too many of them have gone silent. They, like you have watched this tragic chapter unfolding and increasingly feel they are powerless to do anything. Like you, they feel alone and hopeless and outnumbered, a product of sustained urgency and incessant…

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Feeling overwhelmed by divisiveness and life’s challenges?? Does a coping strategy of withdrawing and disengaging seem attractive and safe? Many of us probably feel this way in today’s chaotic world. We have had to cope with a life-threatening pandemic, wars around the world, the rich getting richer, homelessness, threats of violence, and actual violence. Our human brains often react to these situations with a fight,…

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Message from Nate Martin Healthy Wyoming Check out this graphic. It’s an illustration of how a bill becomes a law in the Wyoming Legislature. If we’re going to expand Medicaid in Wyoming and provide basic healthcare access to 24,000 of our uninsured neighbors, we need the Legislature to pass a bill making it law. Right now, we’re on Step One of that path. We need…

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