ROBINSON: What ‘war on whites’?

If there really were a “war on whites,” as a Republican congressman from Alabama ludicrously claims, it wouldn’t be going very well for the anti-white side.

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T. GAMBLE: An uncensored time was had by all

OPINION: Glowing nuptial reports brush over real life

According to newspaper accounts, the average newlywed just hit the romance jackpot and nothing but clear sailing, fortune and fun await the glowing couple.

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RONDA RICH: Grant Tinker belongs to many

THE DIXIE DIVA: Grant Tinker helped numerous people get their first jobs

While Grant Tinker has been an influence on television, his greatest influence was allowing his sons to make it in the entertainment business on their own merits.

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LORAN SMITH: What if the Babe had stayed in Boston?

FEATURES COLUMN: Radio linked fans to the big leagues

Before the Braves left Milwaukee, which was as eager to embrace them when they arrived from Boston as Atlanta would be 13 years later, Southerners, with a bent for baseball, had to adopt a big league team.

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KEVIN SPROUL: Controlling your digital footprint

SHERIFF'S COLUMN: Nearly nine out of 10 Americans are active online

There are many nefarious characters out there that spend their time trying to hack on-line accounts to obtain personal information that they can then misuse or sell.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Healthier and happier, still James Taylor's heart remains in Albany

OPINION: Former city manager settling into Florida retirement

James Taylor says he’s done well in the month since he left Albany.

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E.J. DIONNE: Can voters effect change in the GOP?

OPINION: Republicans appear to be halfway there in gaining control of the U.S. Senate

Solving the country’s problems requires, above all, turning the Republican Party back into a political enterprise willing to share the burdens of governing, even when a Democrat is in the White House.

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TOM PURCELL: Let boys be boys this summer

OPINION: Summers a great time for boys to read The Dangerous Book for Boys

We have in our population too many males, now in their 20s or 30s, who were not permitted to be boys this way when they were lads.

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NAT HENTOFF: Government's ultimate power -- executing Americans, with atrocities

OPINION: There is increasing shock in how some states carry out capital punishment

There is a small but growing movement across party lines to at least bring the Eighth Amendment back to life in these cases.

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: Sick? Some of you can stay home

OPINION: Companies have gotten craftier at erecting barriers between themselves and workers who do their bidding

It’s hard to know when a firm is setting up these alternate structures because there are legitimate efficiencies to be gained, and when it is merely trying to duck responsibility for the treatment of its workers by engaging in regulatory arbitrage.

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Thumbs Up! Aug. 4, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: A positive way to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on positive aspects of Albany and oSuthwest Geirgia.

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JOHN WALLACE: What would you do?

GUEST COMMENTARY: It is easy to say what should be done in a fight that is an ocean away

If facing attack like Israel is, the theories of war give way to the need to survive

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BARRY LEVINE: Rockers play ‘The Name Game’

OLD ROCKER: Shirley Ellis has a hit with name game song

Rock stars played games with their names long before “The Name Game” reached the charts. It was not uncommon for performers to change their names for a variety of reasons.

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The problem with the federal government is user error

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL: Talk of impeachment does nothing to move Washington forward

As elected officials draw harder lines and insert poison pills in legislation, Washington gets more and more dysfunctional.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: This time, Berry’s sticking to game plan

OPINION: The interim Albany city manager wastes no time in taking bold action

Albany interim City Manager Tom Berry’s plan will bring about restructuring of the city government.