Author: Jim Furlong

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These are the times that try men’s souls. These are the days where winter sets in with the grip of Grim Death. 
The Christmas guests and visitors have all gone and the ornaments put away. The last note from the final playing of The Little Drummer Boy has mercifully faded

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A long time ago children, including myself, used to write our letters to Santa Claus and then throw them in the fireplace for delivery. When the letters burned they were carried away to Santa at the North Pole. I don’t think children do that anymore. 
It is a tradition that

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(Taken from the Nov 18-24 issue)
The political reality of the right wing movement known as “Trumpism” is alive and well. That was the big take-away from the midterm elections in the United States. The Democrats did take back control of the House, but the Senate still belongs to the

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Nothing is more interesting than provincial politics. No endeavour is more volatile.  During the past week or so the ship that is the Liberal Party has come perilously close to the rocks. 
It isn’t on the rocks, but they had better watch out. There are rocks out there. First, there

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The legalization of marijuana has come upon us and the world didn’t collapse. There aren’t wandering gangs of wild-eyed potheads roaming the streets looking to overthrow the government. 
This is a good opportunity to tell you a story from the good old days and a road not taken. In the

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