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Graham: Turning the page on an uncomfortable year

Big announcement: I “celebrate” my 55th birthday on Friday.

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Cantlon: The Dells ... it’s not about property rights, it’s about negotiation

In a Talk of the Town a little while back, Councilman Jim Lamerson made the case that the developer who wants to put houses and condos in the middle of the Granite Dells should be able to do what they want, and any suggestions of special limitations are out of line, because of private property rights.

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Purcell: Effective wit a dying art in politics

Among today’s most regrettable trends is the dying art of effective humor and satire in politics.

Guzzardi: After midterms, US tech workers still friendless in Congress

In Kansas’ Third District, IT has a strong presence with Microsoft, Google and Amazon. Over time, since taking office in 2011, the district’s soon-to-be former representative, Kevin Yoder, fell in love with the H-1B employment-based visa.

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Manieri: Another election has come and gone. Now what?

It’s usually at this point when I start reviewing what I’ve seen and heard over the past several months and try to make some sense of it, not unlike what a psychologist might do with a particularly vivid and disturbing nightmare.

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Polman: Blue wave meets red wall: Split decision for a divided nation

Charles Dickens wrote this about the French Revolution: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair ... “

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Haddad: Give food, give money, wave or salute, but don’t judge

“Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.”

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Barnes: For all the children

I lease to you, my children, for the duration of your stay on this tumultuous, rolling ball —

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Beverly: Water for development often only on paper

Annexation applications by the Deep Well Ranch and Arizona Eco developments have awakened public concern about growth.

Funt: Onward to 2020

If you thought the midterms were bad - marked by Trump’s frequent falsehoods, cockamamie claims and rampant racism - you ain’t seen nothing yet. It’s 2020 time.