Rise to the moment of truth Saturday, August 13, 2022

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Richard Simmons: Faking it through life

Have you ever thought about how common it is for people to fake it through life? That is, to show yourself to be something you’re not?

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Matt Clark: Was the raid at Trump's residence a political witch hunt by the DOJ?

Earlier this week, the FBI raided President Trump’s residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. Was the raid legal, and if so, was it prudent? Or was this just another political witch hunt and an unprecedented weaponization of the Justice Department against a political opponent? The stakes are high, so we need answers. 

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Justin Bogie: Why Medicaid expansion is a bad idea for Alabama

As the Legislature heads towards its 2023 regular legislative session, calls for Medicaid expansion are likely to increase. Alabama remains one of 12 states that has not expanded coverage under Obamacare. 

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks the Respect for Marriage Act on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the Respect for Marriage Act.

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1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver talks trans transfer at UA on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the trans transfer at UA who is seeking sorority membership.

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Emma Gibney: How Alabama businesses have swallowed the woke narrative

Minnie Mouse has traded in her dress for a pant suit. United Way Worldwide hosted a 21-Day Race Equity Challenge with guidelines for being “strong white allies” such as “assum[ing] racism is everywhere, every day” and to “understand and learn from the history of whiteness and racism.”

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KCarl Smith: Marxist-liberal Democrats have declared war on the American people

We are in a battle for our culture, our values, our country, and our freedom. Anti-God, anti-liberty Marxist-Liberal Democrats are promoting transgenderism, destroying the innocence children and tearing down our country’s military with forced fake vaccines. 

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Justin Bogie: The truth behind inflation and the impending recession

Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that the country’s economic growth rate had dropped by 0.9 percent, falling for the second straight quarter.

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Craig Monger talks the double murder in Tallapoosa County on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Craig Monger on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the double murder in Tallapoosa County, the child labor violations at a Hyundai subsidiary and the FDA warning on transgender drugs.

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks the "test" recently sent out to Mountain Brook students on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the "test" recently sent out to Mountain Brook students, the continuous modifying of definitions being attempted by the Left, and the fact that Republicans don't always walk the talk.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: The 'Respect for Marriage Act' will destroy America

As I’ve pointed out recently, members of Congress tend to name pieces of legislation the exact opposite of what the bill actually does. The “Respect for Marriage Act” is no different.

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Amie Beth Shaver: Refusing to define a woman destroys all women
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Joey Clark: We always have the choice to stand against evil

I presume the government I live under is swift to evil and even swifter to call such evil necessary. But, why?

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Phil Williams: Just do the good

Too often one of the side effects of politics is that people expect their elected officials to “bring home the bacon."

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Randy Tatano: Jay Leno's garage

Back in the day, before late night shows turned into political lectures devoid of humor, comedy was something people would look forward to before turning in. No matter how bad your workday was, you could count on Johnny Carson to make you laugh.

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Matt Clark: Why Christians need to evaluate secular philosophies like Marxism & CRT

I’m taking a break in this piece from my usual op-eds about law because we need to discuss something much deeper. As the great Montesquieu observed centuries ago: public policy is based on the people’s values, and the people’s values are based on their religion. Thus, religion ultimately drives what society looks like. 

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks "action civics" on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss "action civics" and Doug Jones' involvement in pushing a proposed bill in the U.S. House of Representatives called the "Civics Secures Democracy Act."

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1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver talks courage on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss courage in its various forms.

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KCarl Smith: How leftist elites are controlling the black vote

The same class of the richest, most powerful elites who owned slave plantations still controls the Democratic Party and many Republican RINOs.

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Amie Beth Shaver: Courage is the virtue we need most right now

Courage is both physical and mental. It takes practice. It’s what our world needs and it’s what our God commands. 

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Stephanie Holden Smith talks the AEA on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the AEA professional association and its apparent focus on its members and not on education, as evidenced by abysmal student test scores.

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Stephanie Holden Smith talks the Civics Secures Democracy Act currently in Congress on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss her op-ed on the Civics Secures Democracy Act, parents running for school board positions throughout the state in an effort to take back schools for their kids, and the Biden administration's radical decision to refuse school lunches for poor children unless schools cave to the administration's sexual agenda.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: The Civics Secures Democracy Act is a leftist attempt at a cultural coup

The Civics Secures Democracy Act is clearly a leftist attempt at a civics coup; it must be stopped.

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Joey Clark: Why the Ninth Amendment is essential to the Bill of Rights

The Ninth Amendment protects rights not even listed in the Constitution. It was the anti-federalist insurance policy that the newly formed federal government misconstrued the language of the document to deny any individual rights.

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Phil Williams: Why you should never settle for societal disruption and disorder

The people of any community do not have to just settle for disruption and disorder. They don’t. The people in the small mountain village prove that point.

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'An eye for an eye' should be the standard for criminal justice reform

There’s a national movement to get liberal prosecutors not to prosecute crimes at all. In addition, the federal government has sued Alabama over the conditions of our prisons. 

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Ray Melick announces retirement after legendary career in news

It was a little over a year ago when I first was contacted about 1819 News. It had been over a decade since I was part of a news organization, but journalism — good journalism — has always been my first love.

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