Guest Commentary


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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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Look up Americans, it’s not as bad as you think

We are one glum country.

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Santa has his ways

For years now, Herb Collins has been helping Santa by donning the red and the beard and the tassels and waving to passing cars on Christmas Eve out at the Old Fort Road crossing.

What happens in Vegas...

I hated having to leave my Buddy home recently. I was leaving town for a weekend in Las Vegas, my first ever and I knew I just couldn’t take him along.

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Merci, America!

Have you heard the good news?

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Holiday drinking...keep it safe

The holidays are upon us in full force. Lights, advertising and celebrations, fun and yes, stress.

Foundation of downtown Sunnyside is very solid

Downtown Sunnyside was amazing Saturday night.

Dreams … big and small

There is a nighttime sweetness and hope that hovers over us this time of year here at home.

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Internet gambling ban a losing bet

Most Americans, regardless of ideology, oppose “crony capitalism” or “cronyism.”

Don’t turn out the lights

Unless you’ve been living in a cave you are no doubt aware of tomorrow night’s Lighted Farm Implement Parade here in Sunnyside.

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Jeb Bush’s Shakespearean rumination

Now playing on the national stage - Jeb Bush as Hamlet: To be, or not to be - that is the question…