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CREEDE HINSHAW: Immigration issue comes home

OPINION: When I reduce immigration to my own neighborhood I realize how visceral is this issue

One of Jesus’ most thought-provoking parables minces no words: the sheep and goats will be separated on the Day of Judgment according to a single criteria: care for the least of God’s people.

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LACEY SHORTER: Disillusionment reason for poor voter turnout

GUEST COLUMN: Millennials are not voting because the political system is not working properly

All too often non-participation is used synonymously with apathy when, in fact, many of those who choose not to vote do so not because they don’t care, but because they are hypercritical of political procedures.

SOWELL: Random thoughts on the passing scene

Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe.

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T. GAMBLE: 2015 a tough year for those of us stuck in 1975

OPINION: Choices are narrowing to chicken sandwiches and 8-track stereo

When I grew up I knew I had a choice. Go to college or go to the army. Live in South Georgia or move away. Get married or stay single. Stay drunk or sober up. Not one single person ever told me I could choose to be female instead of a male.

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: Candidates plagued by economic delusions

OPINION: If you are going to promise, promise big

Dream big, America. If we’re going to delude ourselves, let’s at least delude ourselves on a higher order of magnitude.

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MICHAEL GERSON: Hillary Clinton campaign drained of idealism

OPINION: The strategy Hillary Clinton is employing has for her and Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton was the “man from Hope.” Hillary Clinton’s team is hoping that it fully erased a server to prevent FBI scrutiny. Such a novel and useful political lesson: Those who have their data professionally wiped have nothing to hide because there is nothing left to find.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: When old-school and social media collide

OPINION: Embracing Twitter opens a whole new world

A forced nudge into the 21st century is introducing me to the world of social media, 140 characters at a time.

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MICHAEL GERSON: Hunting for a global warming miracle

OPINION: It is sobering when your only sufficient policy response is the production of a miracle

So how do we get technological miracles at a realistic social and economic cost? Only by dramatically increased investment in basic research and development.

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: China lets the market decide

OPINION: Liberals and conservatives misunderstand what is happening in China

Despite what Trump et al. may tell you, China has just done pretty much what we’ve been asking it to do for decades.

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TOM PURCELL: Renting, the new American dream

OPINION: One estimate is that about 3 out of 5 new households 2010-30 will be renters

After peaking at 67.3 percent in 2006, home ownership in America has dropped to 63.6 percent, and estimates are that the trend toward renting will continue over the next 15 years.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Was Subadan’s Utility Board decision too hasty?

OPINION: City Commission not a wise choice to set utility rates

Some question Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan’s decision to take authority away from the city’s Utility Board.

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BARRY LEVINE: Albany residents pick their favorite Elvis song

OLD ROCKER: Where were you when Elvis died 38 years ago?

Elvis Presley recorded approximately 700 songs on 45s and albums and had a then-record 18 No. 1 hits. He also appeared in 33 movies. The Beatles hold the record with 20 No. 1 hits, two more than Presley and Mariah Carey.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at August 1949 | QUIZ QUIZ

HISTORY: First Methodist Church youth group goes on week-long camping trip to Pine Mountain in 1949

With World War II over, Southwest Georgians focused on such topics as home ownership, farming, entertainment and keeping the KKK off the streets.

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LORAN SMITH; End of a journey

FEATURES COLUMNIST: The end of a trip sparks reflection

Traveling alone is not the most fun thing there is to do. The good news, however, is that you often find yourself deep in thought, keeping your mind free from what is on your desk or accumulating in your inbox. That is a good thing.

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DICK YARBROUGH: Random thoughts on random topics

OPINION: Rail line to Savannah port will reduce truck traffic on the interstate

I can’t imagine walking three steps forward and four steps back while playing a musical instrument, but I am in awe of those who can. My applause to all the marching bands and those that support them.