Guest Essays & Editorials

Democracy vs Nationalism. How do we move forward?

Reprinted from the Washington Post: Opinion by Jennifer Rubin Columnist June 29, 2021 at 5:45 a.m. MDT We want to believe that goodwill can foster a return to less contentious and hyperpartisan times. But what if one side adopts noxious views antithetical to democracy — and, worse, rejects the basic…

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Spies in Wyoming?

Reprinted from the New York Times – June 25, 2021 They Seemed Like Democratic Activists. They were Secretly Conservative Spies by Mark Mazzetti and Adam Goldman CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The young couple posing in front of the faux Eiffel Tower at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas fit right in,…

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The Time Is Ripe For Medicaid Expansion

Ronn Smith Chair, Wyoming Rising March 3, 2021 Simply put, Medicaid is a joint federal-state health insurance program for low-income people that traditionally focused on children, pregnant women, the elderly and the disabled. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), each state was permitted the option to expand eligibility to include…

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ACTION ALERT FROM WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL NOTE: This week, the bill passed out of the Senate Corporations Committee, which means that it will be considered by the Senate and, if it passes there, the House during the 8-day virtual legislative session that kicks off on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. This…

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Why Wyoming Rising Supports Joe Biden.

A recent article by the editors of The Atlantic endorsed a presidential candidate for only the fourth time in the publication’s 163-year history. Two of those four endorsements have been for candidates opposing Donald Trump. The article described President Trump as “a clear and continuing danger to the United States.”…

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