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Darrell Huckaby: Advice for a long and happy life together

For almost 28 years now I have prayed that Jamie Leigh Huckaby would grow up to be intelligent, well-rounded and happy. Those prayers have been answered many times over.

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THOMAS: The enduring legacy of Anne Frank

On the day I visit the Anne Frank House, which is actually the family’s hiding place atop Anne’s father’s business, the wait to get in is as long as three hours. Such is the attraction of this historic site, 53 years after it was opened to the public.

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Jeff Meadors: Fiscal conservatism can be a lonely endeavor

It matters little who dislikes me along my solitary walk with defeat in opposition to waste and abuse. No one will love any of us when the money’s gone.

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JACK SIMPSON: Falling victim to 'sitting disease'

There’s no question about it. This long, cold, miserable winter gave me a “sitting disease.”

DARRELL HUCKABY: The special rites of March

March is supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. I’m not sure if it realizes that, but one thing is for sure — you never know what might happen once that month arrives.

JEFF MEADORS: Time to stop linking teacher performance to test scores

The Georgia Department of Education has stopped using the terminology “Common Core” in-house. I have that on good authority.

DOUG HOLT: House debate focuses on ACA, medical marijuana

The Georgia General Assembly began last week at a fast pace, since Monday was what we call crossover day. Crossover day is the 30th day of our 40-day annual legislative session.

THOMAS: Helping minority children key for conservatives

If conservatives really want to attract more minority voters they will help their kids. It’s positive, it’s optimistic, and it will work.

ROBINSON: The American story of slavery

Scholars digging through public, commercial and family archives are unearthing facts and stories that have long been swept under the rug. Hollywood’s recognition of “12 Years a Slave” announces an uncomfortable truth: Slavery’s story is America’s story.

JACK SIMPSON: Will military cuts leave us too weak to respond when called?

I’m glad to be just an observer and not Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. He has to be concerned with the nation’s financial stress and he has to slash budgets to keep us in line.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Stroll across campus evokes glorious memories

Last week my lovely wife, Lisa, and I enjoyed a “Throwback Sunday.”

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THOMAS: A closer look at Arizona

Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the “religious freedom bill” passed by the Republican legislature. While there is no mention in the bill of same-sex marriage, or even homosexuals, most people believe same-sex marriage and homosexuals were the targets of the proposed law.

JEFF MEADORS: Too much turmoil in curriculum changes and student assessments

Samantha Fuhrey, NCSS superintendent of schools, believes the Newton County School System is experiencing gains.

DOUG HOLT: SPLOST bill prompts lively debate on House floor

Business in the Georgia House intensified last week. We considered 77 bills and resolutions on the House floor in a number of lengthy sessions, while at the same time producing several dozen bills per day from numerous committee meetings.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Great speech; great actor; great person

I have often referred to California and Hollywood in particular as Granola Land. You know, because it is home to so many fruits and nuts. I have visited Hollywood and Vine on a few occasions and seen a lot of very strange things that have strengthened my opinion.

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KRAUTHAMMER: Putin’s Ukraine gambit

Whether anything Obama says or does would stop anyone remains questionable. But surely the West has more financial clout than Russia’s kleptocratic extraction economy that exports little but oil, gas and vodka.

ROB JENKINS: Time for a grass-roots movement on term limits

With mid-term elections still more than eight months off, this column might be premature. Then again, I’m already hearing political ads on the radio, so maybe my timing isn’t so bad—especially since I hope to start a grass-roots movement.