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CATHERINE RAMPELL: Middle class suddenly on GOP radar

OPINION: Republicans now looking at income inequality

Someone up the GOP food chain seems to have decided that inequality and poor people now belong in everyone’s talking points, class warfare be damned.

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STEVE MCCOY: Grand Island is an big asset to Lee County

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The positives outweigh the negatives for Lee County facility

Lee County residents can show support for the county-owned Grand Island Club at tonight’s County Commission meeting.

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DUANE 'BANJO' DAVIS: American farmers most productive in the world

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Farmers grow food, not economic conflict

The American farmer is the most productive in the world, and because of that abundance, products are sold at low prices, and that is an economic function known simply as supply and demand.

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 27, 2015

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Republicans think the 47 percent are not trying hard enough

OPINION: The GOP mindset means president has no chance of passing middle-class program

GOP critics of President Obama continue to resist reality, sticking to the old Reagan-era bromide that a “rising tide lifts all boats.” Perhaps that’s true, but those middle-class rowboats are taking on water even as the rich float along comfortably in their yachts.

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GEORGIE ANNE GEYER: Time to be practical about multiculturalism

OPINION: Multiculturalism sounds good, but its effect is divisive

Born out of the civil rights turmoil of the ’60s and ’70s, multiculturalism does not, for instance, mean enjoying the famous writers of Mexico or Nigeria; what it does mean is dividing nation-states, until now made up of millions of individuals, into sealed ethnic groups that then bargain for privilege.

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Thumbs Up! Jan 26, 2015

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 26, 2015

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BOB KORNEGAY: No fan of springtime turkey hunting

Outdoors: There's something strange about a springtime turkey season, something that leaves me feeling weird

In the spring, there are other critters besides turkeys stirring.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: It's early, but Albany's municipal elections loom

OPINION: Mayor, three Albany City Commission seats will be up for election

Municipal elections are seven months away, but Albany races are expected to heat up long before then.

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MANDY FLYNN: The squirrel, my enemy

FEATURES COLUMN: The squirrel is my nemesis, and he knows it

I’m not one to wish death on anything (except maybe snakes and lizards and roaches … definitely roaches.) But there is this squirrel, this one incredibly horrible squirrel, that I wish would die of old age or be captured in the dark of night by undercover operatives seeking to do whatever secret undercover operatives would do to a squirrel.

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BARRY LEVINE: Four more who should be in the Hall of Fame

OLD ROCKER: Rydell, Francis, Mathis and Houston overlooked by Hall of Fame

This column explains why Connie Francis, Whitney Houston, Johnny Mathis and Bobby Rydell deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.

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MICHAEL GERSON: The fight for the middle class

OPINION: State of the Union speech was layered with cockiness, preachiness and delusion

Presidential leadership on defense and foreign policy usually consists of preparing Americans for the unsought but necessary struggles of a dangerous world. Obama provides assurances of global progress and order at a minimal cost, so Americans can turn their attention within.

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 25, 2015

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