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EDITORIAL: The American flag continues to fly high despite desecration by protesters

Weak and poorly constructed arguments have to resort to inciting outrage

The way to protest the desecration of the American flag is not by making a form of free speech that is reprehensible illegal, but by countering that offensive speech by demonstrating support in an even more visible and more vocal way that also protected by the First Amendment — holding the American flag up even higher and rallying around it.

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EDITORIAL: Senate trying to fix a problem that does not exist

Under the guise of saving taxpayer dollars, Senate Bill 186 proposes to allow local governments to place legal notices — that are now required to be published in a legal organ newspaper — on the governments’ websites instead.

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EDITORIAL: Fractures painful, but they do mend

Israeli Prime Minister’s speech to Congress another example of rift that had widened between White House and Netanyahu, and between Republicans and Democrats in the U.S.

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Thumbs Up! Feb. 9, 2015

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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EDITORIAL: Brian Williams missed chance to right his wrong

A problem with a lie is it gets a life of its own

Given his weakly-worded admission Wednesday that he had lied — he characterized it, charitably, as a “fog of memory” — about being on a military helicopter that was forced down after being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq in 2003, Williams should have simply resigned and gone into career recovery mode.

EDITORIAL: Congress unites to improve mental health care for military veterans

Veterans suicide prevention act awaits only the presidents signature

With the suicide rate for American military veterans runing 50 percent higher than that of the general public, Congress was wise to work in concert on legislation that would enhance mental health care for U.S. veterans.

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Scammers add stress to tax season

EDITORIAL: Crooks pretending to be IRS agents are attempting to bilk taxpayers

If someone calls claiming to be an IRS agent, the best response is to hang up.

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Thumbs Up! Jan. 19, 2015

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Time is now to address Georgia's transportation needs

EDITORIAL: Georgia lawmakers should move this session to close $1 billion transportation funding gap

To avoid economic decline and to prepare for even heavier demand on Georgia roadways, the sharp reduction in gas pump prices makes this the ideal political climate for examing how — and how much — the state funds its transportation program, which is falling a billion dollars short of its needs.

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Another year, another scam

EDITORIAL: As sure as the new year begins, new attempts to steal from unsuspecting consumers emerge

It’s a brand new year, which means new attempts to scam unsuspecting people out of their money also are under way.

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