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BYRON YORK: Obama action make illegal immigrants eligible for federal transfer programs

OPINION; Hundreds of thousands will be eligible for earned income or child tax credits

the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, and the Additional Child Tax Credit, or ACTC, are intended for low-income workers and provide what is known as refundable tax credits. That means they give workers a tax refund that is larger than their tax liability.

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JOHN WALLACE: Sometimes the dark side is too dark

GUEST COMMENTARY: The downside of using torture is not debatable

Personally, I don’t have a problem with torturing our enemies. And that’s why you should never trust me in a position to make that decision, because torture is wrong and unacceptable in a civilized society.

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HAL BRADY: What is Christmas all about?

FAITH: Christmas is about love being the solution

As someone suggested, “Charlie Brown isn’t the only one who asked, ‘what’s Christmas all about.” Real people also ask it.

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Bright Side of the Day - Dec. 19, 2014

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Squawk of the Day - Dec. 19, 2014

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TABATHA HOLLEY: Why Ferguson matters in south Georgia

GUEST COMENTARY: Protesters react to state-inflicted racial violence

Despite the attempts by the mass media to exemplify Ferguson protesters as angry, violent, and out of control, the residents of Ferguson and activists have brought a century-long issue to the top of America’s agenda — state violence on black and brown bodies.

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T. GAMBLE: A 'Squatchy' accomplishment in 2014

OPINION: Dumb TV at least makes you feel smarter than what you are watching

Spending too much time in front of the TV leaves you short in the accomplishment department.

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Bright Side of the Day - Dec. 17, 2014

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LORAN SMITH: Food for thought from New York City

OPINION: Family took advantage of opportunities, not handouts

You only have to learn the story of Myra and Mel Bauta to be reminded once again that you can pull yourself up by your bootstraps if you underscore the work ethic and make do — never asking for help, only opportunity.

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RONDA RICH: Memories in the ashes

THE DIXIE DIVA: Things can be replaced, but not what those things represent

We stood in the charred remains of a life that once was – my sister and I – and said not a word. What was there to say?

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CARLTON FLETCHER: I'm starting one-man, shop-local campaign

OPINION: Mom-and-pops fight uphill battle against retail giants

Pledge will mean additional business for locally-owned retailers.

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MICHAEL GERSON: For a politics of repair

OPINION: The ending of the 113th Congress was instructive

As a trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill trundled into law, the populist wings of both political parties declared themselves both revolted and in revolt.

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RON PAUL: All I want for Christmas is a (real) federal government shutdown

OPINION: There was never any doubt that the federal spending package would be approved

This year’s omnibus resembles omnibuses of Christmas past in that it was drafted in secret, was full of special interest deals and disguised spending increases, and was voted on before most members could read it.

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Squawk of the Day - Dec. 16, 2014

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