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JOHN BRYANT: Moving ahead is only backing up

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Column recasts thoughts on political landscape

The U.S. is losing its Constitution a little bit at a time.

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MARCIA JOHNSON: Emergency medical team a blessing to patient, family

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Quick medical work makaes survival of widow maker possible

Chest pain center medical staff and EMS team enable patient to survive critical heart attack.

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WALT SPECHT: Vermont visits always enlighten

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School district votes on school budgets not a bad idea for south Georgia

Issues over school spending, reckless behavior and crooked politicians are crop up in North as much as they do in the South.

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CAL THOMAS: Chicken Little science proponents cluck louder

OPINION: Faced with indifference, global warming alarmist raise the decibel level

The Obama administration and liberal politicians in general seem to promote climate change fiction in order to gain even more dominance over our lives. Apparently controlling one-sixth of the economy through Obamacare isn’t enough for them.

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Bright of the Day - April 16, 2014

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Irony escapes Russian president

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to stir unrest in Ukraine

U.S. and European Union officials must come up with meaningful sanctions against Russia that will convince hardliners looking to return to the “glory” days of the Soviet empire to let Ukraine handle its own affairs.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Politics 2014 -- Spell president with a capital 'D'

OPINION: Republics need a new strategy with 2016 on the horizon

The GOP’s strategy of alienating women and minorities doesn’t play well in presidential politics.

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LORAN SMITH: Bubba worthy of second green jacket

Bubba Watson’s Masters victory was sentimental

Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Bubba Watson’s second Masters championship.

THOMAS: Sebelius is the definition of a scapegoat

President Obama’s nominee to replace Sebelius, budget director Sylvia Burwell, might turn out to be better at fixing websites, but she doesn’t have the power to fix Obamacare. No one does because it is based on a weak foundation and the notion that government can do anything.

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Squawk of the Day - April 15, 2014

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Bright of the Day - April 14, 2014

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E.J. DIONNE: A program Republicans should love

OPINION: Voluntary service is something that should cross political divides

AmeriCorps gives mostly young Americans a chance to spend a year helping communities and those in need while also nurturing thousands of organizations across the country. Senior Corps provides Americans over 55 a chance to serve, too.

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KATHLEEN PARKER: Stephen Colbert no threat to the heartland

OPINION: Stephen Colbert will take over The Late Show from David Letterman in 2015

By selecting Stephen Colbert as its marquee late-night talk host, CBS is not taking a swipe at the heartland of America, but bringing to the interview desk a comedian with a sharp wit who won’t be playing his “The Colbert Report” character.

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TOM PURCELL: Longing for tax freedom

OPINION: Americans spend more on taxes than their food, clothing and housing combined

It takes about a third of Americans’ income to satisfy their collective tax bill, which doesn’t cover repaying the money that the federal government borrows each year.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: LBJ changed civil rights landscape

OPINION: The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act comes at a confusing moment for America

The America that elected Obama is a very different place from the nation over which Johnson presided.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: Tea Partiers listening to too much talk radio

OPINION: Talk radio tries to build audience, not political majority

For Republicans to win general elections, they need conservative candidates who do not sound like bombastic talk radio hosts.

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Squawk of the Day - April 14, 2014

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Thumbs Up! April 14, 2014

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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MANDY FLYNN: You have arrived eventually

FEATURES COLUMN: even GPS devices can be directionally challenged

GPS devices lacking in essentials such as best pot for a potty break and where to pull over when you see blue lights flashing.

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