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After Aleppo, we need a new Syria policy

Over the past week, eastern Aleppo was completely brought back under control of the Syrian government.

Washington apples making a comeback

This year’s good news is Washington apple production is the second best-ever. The better news is shipments to Asian markets are returning to normal.

Give Trump some credit as a bold thinker

The nation’s newspapers are struggling mightily to find columnists who are willing to write nice things about Donald Trump.

A million wreaths across America

Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones.

The Grinch is turning 50 years old

I’ll bet you a can of Who Hash that you didn’t realize the classic holiday special “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (based on the 1957 book) celebrates its 50th anniversary on December 18.

Let Senate kill U.N. climate treaty

When is a treaty not a treaty?

College kids don’t understand

When, chest puffed out with pride, my father told a law partner his first-born was accepted to Bryn Mawr College, this was the immediate response: “Isn’t that the place where they don’t shave their underarms and dance naked around the Maypole?”

Thanksgiving: Haven and attitude of gratitude

Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends.

Don’t let the election ruin Thanksgiving

If Americans figured out how to get along after the Civil War, there is no excuse for people canceling their Thanksgiving Day plans because of the 2016 presidential election.

Will the election ruin your Thanksgiving?

According to the New York Daily News, the 2016 presidential election is dividing families on Thanksgiving.

Trump told forgotten folks they mattered

When people are generally passionate about things, they exceed the bounds of reason.

Palin smarter than the pollsters

“Like I’ve said before...polls are only good for strippers and cross-country skiers,” Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly earlier this month — a mere two days before the presidential election.

What did voters really see Tuesday?

So, the most frequent refrain since Election Day is that “no one saw this coming.” Not the pollsters, not the media, not the Democrats’ machine.

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Forget election, dream about Mars

Recently, President Obama reiterated the grand goal he first set back in 2010 for the U.S. to send a mission to Mars by the 2030s.

Former Sunnyside councilman remembers a colleague

Twelve years ago, my 18-year-old daughter, Kristi, was going to drive my two other children from Sunnyside to Southern California in order to join their mother and me on an extended vacation.