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By Lou Marzeles

It's a conflicted time of peace and disquiet around the world


It’s the Christmas truce. All is silent on the eastern front of Klickitat County. There is an ungainly civility in civic affairs. The quiet is almost disquieting.

But then virtually the entire atmosphere of controversy that has beset the region pretty much necessitates a time out. That intensity just can’t keep burning without people burning out. Christmas tends to be a bridge over troubled water. Wait a minute—that phrase could be a song! Oh. Yeah. Simon and Garfunkel, 1970.

Even Christmas this year, though, has its challenges. The new CEO of Sony Pictures, Kim Jong Un, decided not to release the new Sony movie, The Interview. The Beloved Leader, as his North Korean followers call...

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