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January 2, 2013

Column: Final impressions of 2012 are not good ones

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Our mothers also taught us to look for the silver lining in even the darkest clouds.

The year 2012 did give us reasons to celebrate.

Unemployment dipped below 8 percent, giving us hope for a rebound.

Science triumphed when the Mars rover Curiosity sent back photos from a foreign and mysterious planet.

A young Pakistani girl who refused to be a second-class citizen survived a violent attempt to silence her.

After 2012, we can only hope for a happier year.

This commentary was written by the Scripps Howard News Service.

The world put aside its differences during a vibrant and peaceful fortnight of athletic competition at the London Olympics.

The November election displayed the bloodless transfer of power that is democracy — even though we felt rather bruised and battered by the process.

There was good news in 2012, but we’re hard-pressed to recall many more instances. The wonder of a New Year is its potential, the promise that things will get better.

After 2012, we can only hope for a happier year.

This commentary was written by the Scripps Howard News Service.

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