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Restoring trust in the Department of Veterans Affairs

America owes a debt of gratitude to the millions of veterans who have served and fought to keep our country safe. Those who serve in our Armed Services are responsible for not only protecting our physical safety, but also the freedoms and values upon which our nation was founded.

Why spy, China?

Sheesh, China, you sure know how to kick a country when it’s on its way down.

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Crow…medium rare

A massive earthquake rolled through the Republican Establishment after Eric Cantor became the first sitting House Majority Leader to lose in a primary since, well…ever. Going back to 1899, the 19th Century. Back when Mugwumps bought buggy whips and the Emperor of Russian lunched with the Viceroy of India.

Chicken scratch

I want to grow marijuana in my back yard. It’s legal in this state, and since I want to grow it everyone should be able to do it.

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Here’s what our country needs from the press

These days, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington D.C. spectacle generated by politicians looking for headlines.

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Dear Hillary: run

Hillary, you go girl.

1984: Christian school holds first-ever graduation

A look back in time from the files of the Sunnyside Daily Sun News and Sunnyside Sun

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Use a little imagination for summer fun

The first day of summer is still a week away, but for Sunnyside School District kids, at least, summer began this past Wednesday.

Carbon tax


Mainly a comment about an article on the front page of the June 12 Daily Sun News edition, “Carbon tax could help boost economy.” This again?

It’s got to be a fair fight

“What do you figure he’ll weigh now, Doc?” said Steve.

Welcome to the real world

And now, an open letter to all you new grads.

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“You seem kinda low this morning, Sweetie,” Marjorie said.

Police over-reacted at courthouse


The front page story in the Daily Sun News about U.S. Congressional candidate Gavin Seim in last Tuesday’s edition questioning the officials at the Grant County Courthouse about not having a lockbox, or someone there to check firearms, leaves one to believe he did something wrong.

We’re sending our boy home

Nine months ago my daughter Sarah announced on Facebook that she was going to give me another grandchild.