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THOMAS SOWELL: An expert weighs in on late-talking children

OPINION: A child can be years behind schedule in beginning to speak, yet go on to have a normal life

Late-talking children can be at any intellectual level, from the lowest to the highest. But it is hard to know what their intellectual level is when they are not saying anything.

CATHERINE RAMPELL: Millennials missing out on milestones of life

OPINION: Marriage, buying a house, even entry-level jobs are out of reach for many millenials

To some, this arrested development is evidence of a prolonged adolescence and a rejection of self-sufficiency, perhaps encouraged by indulgent “helicopter parenting.” Recent data, though, suggest that these standard, American-dream-style signposts still retain an incredibly strong hold over young people’s desires and aspirations. What’s changed is that basic goals such as getting married, having a secure job and owning a home have drifted further out of reach.

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SOWELL: An expert weights in on late-talking children

Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age two, three or even four, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do — and what not to do.

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CAL THOMAS: With Clinton, where is the substance?

OPINION: Hillary Clinton's record as first lady, senator and secretary of state has little substance

There is much we know about Hillary Clinton by whatever label she chooses to wear or hide behind. She has been in the national spotlight for more than two decades and most people have already decided what they think of her.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 17, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out what everybody’s squawking about.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Roots tour offers a chance for reconnection

OPINION: Vacation trip provides 800 miles of clarity

A vacation trip reintroduces a father and daughter to family values.

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Shiloh Baptist Church deserving of recognition

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Shiloh Baptist Church played an important role in the Albany Civil Rights Movement

Shiloh Baptist Church faced financial pressure and threats of violence because of its role of providing a place for civil rights protesters to meet during the Albany Movement.

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RONDA RICH: Old money, old South

THE DIXIE DIVA: Dry weather and red clay are formidable foes

I think of Rowan Oak when I look at my yard and remember what Faulkner told his wife, Estelle, when she told him that she would like to restore the gardens and make a pretty place of it. I can imagine him now, tilting his head down to look up at her when he spoke sternly: “Only new money would ruin a garden like that.”

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Bright Side of the Day - Sept. 17, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out about the Bright Side of life.

THOMAS: With Hillary, where is the substance?

Prior to his annual steak fry, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said this about Hillary Clinton to Dan Balz of The Washington Post: “…she is much more progressive in her thoughts and her inclination than most people may think.”

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Bright Side of the Day - Sept. 16, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out about the Bright Side of life.

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STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS: Bill and George Show is refreshing

OPINION: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush show political rivals can cooperate with each other

Washington resembles a World War I battlefield, with both sides dug deeply into their own trenches. The frontline barely moves, but the casualty rate keeps climbing.

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E.J. DIONNE: Can Washington be responsible?

OPINION: Midterm elections should not affect debate on U.S. policy in the Middle East

We need a responsible Congress to begin the search for a sustainable foreign policy. An unconstrained debate after this fall’s campaign is the place to start.

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JOHN HEWITT: Newspapers are the original social media

GUEST COMMENTARY: Community newspapers have played role of social media for hundreds of years

Things really haven’t changed that much over the years. We still like to share the important things in our lives with others. We still like to see our pictures in public view (assuming nothing illegal has transpired). We still like to know what’s going on with others. We just do it differently now. Your local newspaper was the first medium to serve this purpose and will be for years to come.

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