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THOMAS: Much ado about Noah

It wasn’t so long ago that conservative Christians believed Hollywood to be evil and some preachers instructed their congregations not to go to movies lest they be tempted beyond their ability to resist. Now Christians are debating film content. That’s progress of a sort.

MCLEOD: The Airplane Experiment: Role reversal gone awry

Wouldn’t it be great if your boss had to spend a week doing your job? Or your spouse had to take care of your jobs?

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KING: On immigration, welcome to Republican-ruled Georgiafornia

In early January the sad prediction from this long-time denizen of the Gold Dome was that it would be after the November mid-term elections before pro-enforcement immigration conservatives would be put on the full-time defense in Republican/Chamber of Commerce-ruled Georgia.

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HUCKABY: A reminder of why I miss being in a classroom

This week I have really realized just how much I really do miss teaching the history of our country to really smart teenagers

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PARKER: Lighten up on the first lady

The past couple of weeks have marked a turning point in American ugliness as the mob has turned its full fury on first lady Michelle Obama.

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KRAUTHAMMER: Obama vs. Putin: The mismatch

Obama’s dismissal of Russia as a regional power makes his own leadership of the one superpower all the more embarrassing. For seven decades since the Japanese surrender, our role under 11 presidents had been as offshore balancer protecting smaller allies from potential regional hegemons.

YARBROUGH: Columnist commandos get the latest scoop on Crimea

Since the policy of the federal government seems to be to snoop on the conversations of private citizens, I thought it would be appropriate if we turned the tables on them. So, I authorized my columnist commandos to infiltrate the White House disguised as Teleprompters and get the real scoop on the latest developments in Ukraine.

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ROBINSON: Tilting at windbags

If Putin is laughing, it’s at the windbags who want Obama to replace serious policy with empty threats.

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SMITH: Even Lewis Grizzard needed help finding a first job

I did find Lewis Grizzard a job. With the short-lived Atlanta Times, which sparked laughter in the years that followed as the Times went under. Lewis was but one of the victims holding a fistful of past dues.

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HALL: Greater Gwinnett Championship is more than just a golf tournament

In just a few short weeks the Champions Tour rolls back into Gwinnett and the Atlanta area for the Greater Gwinnett Championship at TPC Sugarloaf. After a successful inaugural event in 2013, the 2014 production looks to be even bigger and better.

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SOWELL: Republicans and the black voter

But first Republicans have got to want to learn, and to be willing to do some thinking, in order to get their message across.

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PARKER: Dershowitz and Starr: A matter of principle

When it comes to tackling complicated legal issues, one would be hard-pressed to conjure a less likely partnership than Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and Baylor University President Ken Starr.

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CEPEDA: Where dehumanization leads us

If we really are finding ourselves in some sort of period in our human or societal development in which it turns out that something deeper than racism is feeding the mass failure of our black kids and encouraging the so-called school-to-prison pipeline, we need to acknowledge it before buying into the idea that universal preschool and other educational interventions will be a magical elixir for young men of color.

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THOMAS: Fred Phelps: Satan's servant

Though Fred Phelps is gone, the kind of hate he preached remains. It is why hate must be opposed no matter which group, faith, ceremony, or individual is the target.

CLINE: Remembering when the games were on the line but not online

Believe it or not, there was once a time when you could watch the NCAA basketball tournament without any gadgets.