Opinion

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The revolutionary hope of Christmas

Nearly smothered beneath piles of gift catalogs, nearly drowned in a sea of  elevator-music Christmas carols, there burns a persistent secret flame.

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What is Hanukkah really all about?

Solstice? revolution? religious miracle? military might? Like most things, this holiday can be viewed from multiple perspectives.

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Crowded theaters: Quick view of holiday movies

Jim Lane reviews Black Swan, Tangled, The Tourist and True Grit.

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Unions — a reason to give thanks this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving  is a grand American holiday: secular, focused on family, food, friends, celebrating and giving.

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It’s anti-capitalism, Charlie Brown

Forty-four years ago, pop culture received an unexpected push leftward with "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

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Here comes the sun

In earliest human society, survival through the winter was no sure thing, and wintertime starvation was common. Then comes the Winter Solstice.

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Thankful for Thanksgiving

While I don't care much about Columbus Day (except that there's no school, which when my kids were younger was a pain in the ass...), I do like Thanksgiving.