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Don Amend

Well, it’s time to put on my loyal opposition hat again and talk about politics.

Ever since November, Republicans have been gloating about what they would do when they took office.

There’s an old saying that trouble comes in threes.

It’s a bit of superstition that has no basis in fact, of course. Still, there are times when life sends us one sad event after another, which is what happened to me in recent weeks. This time, though the troubles came in a group of four.

The state of our politics makes it pretty easy to write an opinion column these days.

Once upon a time, there was a cartoon superhero who worked to advance truth, justice and the American Way.

I’ve been taking it rather easy in my political comments so far this year, but I think it’s time to stop doing that.

With all the stuff that’s happened in the last couple of weeks, I have to say something.

Awhile back, the head of housekeeping at our castle here in Powell requested my help in a project aimed at sorting through our personal library. This was a reasonable request, since I’m the person responsible for adding 99 percent of the additions to that library.

What’s in store for our nation in 2017?

Well, I don’t know. When God was handing out gifts, he skipped me when it came time to distribute the gift of prophecy, so I’m a bit uncomfortable predicting the future. I will, however, make one major prognostication about what will happen this year: I am absolutely certain that most of the stuff today’s prophets are handing down won’t happen.

Northwest Trapper Lauga Gauta has added All-American status to her volleyball résumé.

You probably know this already, but just in case you haven’t been paying attention, Christmas is coming.

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