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JEFF MEADORS: Quality advising helps students navigate a complex system

It’s tedious but worth it – quality academic advisement. It takes a lot of time and even more listening.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Fast-food workers may price themselves out of a job

The free market will pay what a person is worth and if a person makes himself or herself inexpendable (which is not a word but should be) by demonstrating special talents, skills or abilities, then that person will likely work him or herself into a larger paycheck.

KRAUTHAMMER: Amnesty as impeachment bait

President Obama is impatient. Congress won’t act on immigration, he says, and therefore he will. The White House is coy as to exactly what the president will do. But the leaks point to an executive order essentially legalizing an enormous new class of illegal immigrants, perhaps up to 5 million people.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Dog days have their own kind of magic

In case y’all were wondering, it is dog days again. I just went for a 2-mile walk — at 9:30 in the morning — and lost about 4 pounds of water weight from perspiring. I used to sweat, back before I got so sophisticated.

JACK SIMPSON: Fond farewell to loyal friend

We had just finished a real nice birthday family lunch. The ladies were clearing off the table when I made a casual remark. “Has anyone seen Wolfie lately?” Wolfgang was my former very special German shepherd and I had been forced by circumstances to give him away.

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.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Welcome to the world, Henley Walker Fairchild

This is the first letter you will have ever received from your Papa Huck, but it won’t be the last.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Some things are worth waiting for

Twenty-nine years ago, as autumn approached, my lovely wife, Lisa, was great with child.

JEFF MEADORS: Quality advising gets students on the right track

What’s so great about dual enrollment students? A lot.

ROB JENKINS: How to ruin your marriage without even trying

Having a good marriage is a lot of hard work. But having a bad marriage is easy.

ROBINSON: Give John Kerry a break on Gaza

As far as U.S. interests are concerned, it is obvious that our policy should be to fight Islamist terrorist groups such as the Islamic State. But we should not lose sight of the fact that radical Islam, as a regionwide phenomenon, is an ideological force that cannot be bombed out of existence.

JACK SIMPSON: Coal mining a tough way to make a living

It was in the l940s when I was about to graduate from high school. I was wondering what I would do to earn a living. Since my uncles were coal miners, they tried to interest me in digging coal for a paycheck.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Time for teachers to play the 'name game'

It’s almost time for school to start back and teachers everywhere will be scrambling to learn a new set of names.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Simple act of kindness outshines baseball greats

What an incredible weekend it was. To begin with, any time you can visit the Big Apple with 55 of your closest friends, you are having a good day.

THOMAS: Is Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ a portent of what might be?

“The Giver” is based on the best-selling novel by Lois Lowry, which won the 1994 Newbery Medal. The film has an A-list cast, comprised of Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.