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MICHAEL GERSON: Coronating a wounded queen?

OPINION: Hillary Clinton has approval ratings similar to those of Donald Trump

A vacuous, gaffe-prone, xenophobic, conspiracy-minded reality television star whose nomination, by most accounts, would destroy the GOP has about the same approval ratings in Colorado and Iowa as the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination.

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RONDA RICH: Orphaned later in life

THE DIXIE DIVA: No one, regardless of how old we are, likes to be an orphan

I don’t like being an orphan. These days, particularly, I yearn for their counsel and commonsensical insights into a world that is spinning quickly into something that I cannot recognize or understand. I need Daddy, who was my rudder, and Mama who was my anchor.

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CAL THOMAS: Earth to Kepler-452b

OPINION: NASA discovery could be the answer to all of our problems

The first step in boldly going where no one has gone before is to re-name the planet. Kepler-452b won’t do. How about Krypton?

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Notes of landscape interest

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

Now is the time for rooting plant materials from cuttings, taking soil samples and having them analyzed for improved soil and plant health, and developing plans for your fall landscape needs.

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JULIE WELLS: Roasted peaches simply another way to enjoy delicious fruit

THE RECIPE BOX: Roasted peaches

Roasted peaches simply another way to enjoy delicious fruit

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MICHAEL GERSON: Texas Gov. Rick Perry emerges as responsible GOP voice

OPINION: Donald Trump is (unknowingly) attempting to revive the spirit of Know-Nothingism

In the early days of the 2016 Republican campaign — an unusually important period, in which the viability of the GOP is being defended against a toxic form of populism — some of the clearest leadership has emerged from an unexpected source: former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Politics today: My party, right or wrong

OPINION: Party politics has made America meaner

Partisan party politics is making Americans a lot meaner.

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RONDA RICH: Hollywood gets it wrong again

THE DIXIE DIVA: Georgia geography eludes Hollywood script writers

The problem here, which I realized as soon as I was able to prove to myself that I was right about the Savannah River, is that we television viewers and movie goers tend to think that Hollywood, with all its money and means, gets its facts straight.

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JULIE WELLS: Top banana bread bars with icing for a moist, sweet treat

THE RECIPE BOX: Banana Bread Bars

Banana bread is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. No matter to me if it is sliced, shaped like a muffin or baked into the form of squares, there aren’t too many things that says comfort food like a good banana bread recipe.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Century plants have their day in the sun

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

As you travel about the streets and highways throughout the area, there is a plant that will catch your attention — the century plant in bloom.

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Squawk of the Day - July 21, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: Uber continues to flout the law

OPINION: Uber engages in behavior that has long struck me as at best sleazy and at worst illegal

When U.S. cities deregulated taxi services several decades ago, chaos, congestion and price hikes followed — and cities ultimately opted to re-regulate.

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NATHAN MCLENDON: Political correctness threatens free speech

GUEST COLUMN: Progressives want to quash debate, not encourage it

Progressives do not want open and honest debate about issues, such as gay marriage or Civil War symbols. They want everyone to either agree with them or to remain silent. If someone is bold enough to express an opinion not in line with their worldview, then this person is publicly attacked, vilified by all major media outlets, and they have their livelihood and personal property taken from them.

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JOHN WALLACE: Who is Donald Trump?

GUEST COLUMN: The Donald is more out to get attention than to win the White House

It’s time for Donald Trump to fold his circus tent presidential campaign.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: The troubling legacy of Atticus Finch

OPINION: 'Mockingbird' and 'Watchman' are both explorations of Harper Lee's views of racism that enshrouded the South

The publication of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” has produced waves of anguish and despair among her fans, who fell in love with her coming-of-age tale featuring a courageous lawyer who bucked the townsfolk and endured threats to represent a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. Generations have adored Atticus.

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CAL THOMAS: Defining Hillary Clinton

OPINION: In a word, Hillary Clinton is boring

To employ a tennis term, Hillary Clinton has double-faulted. She is both uninspiring and uninteresting.

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DOUG PORTER: Chehaw lectures are naturally enlightening

GUEST COLUMN: Series has begun its second year

Usually held on the first Monday of the month at Chehaw’s Creekside center, the lecture series is designed to acquaint those in attendance with what’s going on in nature.

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Squawk of the Day - July 20, 2015

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KRAUTHAMMER: Iran deal worse than we could have imagined

Who would have imagined we would be giving up the conventional arms and ballistic missile embargoes on Iran? In nuclear negotiations?

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MICHAEL GERSON: An appalling trivialization of life

OPINION: Video stings Planned Parenthood senior director of medical services

In a sting video by an anti-abortion group, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Deborah Nucatola, coldly describes the extraction and monetization of fetal body parts.

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