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CAL THOMAS: Is Marco Rubio the one?

OPINION: Rubio may be the Republican the Democrats most fear

We are moving beyond the “who won” stage in these Republican debates into the “who would you be most comfortable with as president” and “who is best equipped to defeat Hillary Clinton?” The answer to both questions seems to be Sen. Marco Rubio.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: An exploration of temptation

OPINION: There is more to a childs question than it first appears

The real topic this child was exploring was temptation. How long does it take before temptation is introduced into a situation? How long before a person succumbs to temptation? Can one successfully resist temptation for all time?

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T. GAMBLE: Pillow talk sounds like a lot of fluff

OPINION: Understanding the relationship between a person and a pillow

These TV infomercials tend to be just a bit overstated.

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JACOB BENSON: Merger bad for Darton, Albany State and the city of Albany

GUEST COLUMNIST: Consolidation will spoils missions of Darton and Albany State

When I came to Albany last year, I fell in love with the people, the culture and the history; Albany sure has a lot for a city its size. That makes this “merger” even worse for me, because this will hurt Darton, Albany State and the city itself.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Still dealing with the politics of race

OPINION: For some, skin color trumps all issues

Sadly, even in the year 2015 people are making political choices based on race.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Mulches come in many different forms

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

Plans are being made for our Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. And our landscape beds await as refreshing mulches are on their way.

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RONDA RICH: For the people

THE DIXIE DIVA: We all have favorite people and favorite places

I love people who have colorful personalities with strong opinions wrapped in courtly charm.

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TOM PURCELL: Veterans Day by the numbers

OPINION: There are 19.3 million living U.S. veterans

Of Ameria’s 19.3 million living military veterans, roughly half are 65 or older and 2 million are younger than 35.

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: Federal budget fight is far from over

OPINION: Riders to legislation have been used and abused by both parties

Congress has decided how much money the government should spend overall, but not how to allocate that money among the many things the government does. And right now, the biggest sticking point involves “riders,” a term you should expect to hear a lot in the coming weeks.

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DANNY TYREE: Our nations veterans are special

OPINION: Never pass up a chance to say thank you to a U.S. veteran

Grumbling and griping is only human, but very few civilian jobs offer anything like the kind of stress weighing on those who defend our country.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: Work visa abuse is costing Americans jobs

OPINION: More Americans trained in IT, STEM fields than jobs available

Exploiters of the H-1B loophole use foreign workers to fill jobs that Americans are fully capable of filling.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Admirable qualities of Ben Carson do not extend to politics

OPINION: According to Gallup, Carson among most popular presidential candidates

Count me among those who are skeptical that Ben Carson’s stock will remain high throughout the primary season.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Your neighbor's yard is not your dogs toilet

OPINION: Pet owners think nothing of soiling others' property

Dog owners who encourage their pets to soil others’ yards are some of life’s lowest creatures.

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BARRY LEVINE: Three Dog Night featured three lead singers

THE OLD ROCKER: Group topped the country in hits and sales from 1969 to 1974

Cory Wells, co-founder of the immensely popular 1970s rock band Three Dog Night died on Oct. 21 in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. Wells had been fighting cancer.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at 'Sesame Street'

History: Sesame Street has won more Emmy Awards than any TV show in American history

Did you know that Big Bird stands 8 feet, 2 inches tall?