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JIM HENDRICKS: Some Cracked Mugs on a dreary day

OPINION: An the envelope please …

There’s nothing like a dreary day to bring to mind people and events that are disappointing.

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RONDA RICH: Decisions seem to get harder with age

THE DIXIE DIVA: It is a blessing to know common-man philosophers

It is a blessing of a life to know common man philosophers. Those people, though not formally educated, who are plenty smart when it comes to sizing up life.

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MICHAEL LOMAX: 'Kingsman' dresses for success

FILM COMMENTARY: Matthew Vaughn strikes gold with 'The Secret Service' adaptation

Movies, first and foremost, should entertain, and “Kingsman” does exactly that.

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Squawk of the Day - Feb. 24, 2015

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CATHERINE RAMPELL: War against advanaced placement U.S. history courses is bizarre

OPINION: Some officials want to ban courses they see as being critical of America

It seems strange to organize an educational system around what can’t be taught to children. But for large chunks of the country, this is exactly how public educational standards seem to be set: by demarcating and preserving blind spots rather than promoting enlightenment.

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WILL DURST: Up is now down

OPINION: Take what you know and forget it; it is wrong

Just when we think we have it all figured out, somebody comes along with information suggesting we’re so off the mark, we might have taken the neighbor’s car to work, slept with our cousin and brushed our teeth with kitchen cleanser.

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DARREL EALUM: Transportation bill remains center stage

GUEST COLUMN: Week 5 report from the Georgia House of Representatives

Consensus appears to build throughout the General Assembly for formulating additional revenue streams of $1 billion to $1.5 billion to address transportation infrastructure and transportation expansion projects.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Black history is more than a month

OPINION: Black history is American history

Black history ought to be taught in the same volumes as the Boston Tea Party, the settling of the Old West, the defeat of the Nazis.

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Squawk of the Day - Feb. 23, 2015

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MICHAEL REAGAN: Dumb, dumber and dumbest

OPINION: Obama administration official Marie Harf is the latest proof of incompetent hirings by White House

After watching barbaric ISIS armies sweeping across the deserts of the Middle East and slaughtering innocents by the thousands for purely religious reasons, the Obama administration apparently thinks one of the root causes that lead people to join terrorist groups is a lack of good job opportunities.

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KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: Christianity in death and life

OPINION: Faith is more than a comforting bromide

Twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christians were slaughtered on a beach in Libya. And even in his mourning, the brother of two of them gave thanks. Who would have an ounce of gratitude at such a moment? Someone who has hope, hope of something real and eternal.

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BOB KORNEGAY: Alone but not lonely

Outdoors: In the outdoors the loner sees and experiences more of nature than the pair, the trio, or the crowd

When we venture alone into wild places, we come to the realization that we are not escaping reality, but entering into it.

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BARRY LEVINE: Gore's biggest hit was a race to the charts

THE OLD ROCKER: Great artists of the 1950s and 1960s dying

When her singing career waned, Gore turned to writing music.

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Squawk of the Day - Feb. 22, 2015

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Bright Side of the Day - Feb. 22, 2015

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