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2015 precap

The year gone by was marked by a tangle of stories involving midterm elections, grand juries and scandalous outfits worn by Sasha and Malia Obama. No need for a tedious yearend recap.

The gift that keeps on giving

Windy had sent off for a doo-dad for his small kitchen, and that’s why he checked the mailbox.

In the year 2015

It was the ancient Romans, I believe, who had a deity named Janus with two faces…one looking forward and the other back.

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Christmas is here to drive away the dark

The solstice was this past Sunday, marking the beginning of winter, but also the shortest day of the year.

Praying for a white Christmas

The snow started coming down hard a few hours after we’d arrived.

Counting our blessings

It’s that time of year when we count our blessings. In America, they are abundant, especially this year.

It’s never routine for our readers

Here it is again - Christmas Eve - and like so many of the Christmas Eves I’ve celebrated, I’m not ready for Christmas Day.

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Finding the perfect present

When it comes to romance, it’s hard to beat ol’ Dud.

A Sunnyside scoop for Santa

With Christmas just six days away, here’s what I’d like to see Santa bring Sunnyside this yule season:

Empty seats at the Christmas table

I’m writing one of my infrequent serious columns, because I realize there is more to Christmas than non-stop holly jolly mirth.

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Leave us all alone ...we can’t breathe!

The last words out of the mouth of strangling victim Eric Garner are actually a metaphor for how libertarians feel about the entire welfare-warfare state under which modern-day Americans have been born and raised.

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All I want for Christmas is a (real) government shutdown

The political class breathed a sigh of relief last Saturday when the U.S. Senate averted a government shutdown by passing the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill.

Top 10 comedic news stories of 2014

Hey guys, Will Durst here with your eagerly awaited Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2014.

Looking ahead anxiously to Christmas with my family

It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is nearly here.

Something to crow about

“What are with all the crows in Sunnyside?”

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