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Stadthagen: Senator Britt exemplifies hope for a better future — 'SNL writers may be bringing in the big guns to try to get Senator Britt to back down, but the joke is on them'

Over the past three-and-a-half years, we have watched as President Biden took every possible step to weaken our nation. We have seen the Taliban grow more powerful in Afghanistan. We awoke on an October morning to the news of Hamas attacking Israel, one of our closest allies. We have been forced to deal with the consequences of Biden’s crisis at the Southern border.

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Ashley Carter: A table set for true hospitality

The weather is changing, the daffodils are blooming, and there is a feeling of spring in the air. And as the soft breeze begins to blow and colorful flowers start to bloom, hospitality comes to mind.

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House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter: IVF is as pro-life as it gets, and the Alabama Legislature is committed to protecting it

IVF is as pro-life as it gets, and I am committed to ensuring it is always an available option for the people who call our great state home.

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Sean of the South: Unseen things

You’re human. Sometimes you feel like you’re losing. Sometimes you feel overlooked and alone. Sometimes you talk to the sky and hope it will answer you. Sometimes you wonder if you’re going to make it. But it's going to be alright.

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Amie Beth Shaver: The escape

When you are sure about where you’re going when you die, that certainty brings powerful clarity about your life, how to live, and what to do while you’re here.

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Laura Clark: The overreaction about Alabama IVF

Republicans have a cognitive dissonance regarding IVF. While IVF is a good thing and pro-life in the sense that it does expand human life, unregulated IVF is a danger to life.

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Lori Herring: How a small group of parents took on city hall and won

What have we accomplished this year? Not only have we replaced every single member of the Prattville-Autauga Library Board, we have also passed every reform we asked for.

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Allen Keller: The war on logic

It seems logical consistency is in short supply these days.

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Rev. John Ed Mathison uses humor in daily email message

Rev. John Ed Mathison used a particular form of humor to make a serious point. He employed irony. In this case, it was something that happened in exactly the wrong place.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Crime pays in Alabama

Some Senate members may have had good intentions to pare down the corrupt House bills that expanded gambling by millions of percentage points statewide, but they didn’t go far enough to protect the vulnerable or remove the corruption.

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Justice Will Sellers: John Hancock and the speech that advanced the American fight for liberty

On March 5, 1774 – 250 years ago this month – John Hancock cemented his legacy as a leader of colonial resistance to British rule when he delivered his “Boston Massacre Oration.”

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Col. John Eidsmoe: The Scriptures don't say anything about gambling ... but do they?

The gambling worldview is that of a universe governed by the gods of blind chance in which one gets rich at the expense of others. Biblical morality is therefore the antithesis of gambling. 

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State Sen. Will Barfoot: Safeguarding workplace freedom

Safeguarding workplace freedom requires vigilance against the tactics employed by unions like the UAW.

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Joey Clark: An Election Day to remember

Though almost every election is branded “The Most Important Election in History," some elections, indeed, prove to be more enduring than others. 

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U.S. Rep. Barry Moore: The border and the ballot box

Just a few months ago, I sat across from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in the House Judiciary Committee and asked him if our border was secure. He said yes. All America knows that was a lie.

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Phil Williams: IVF and 'snowflake babies'

Don’t throw those beautiful snowflake babies out with the bath water.

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Dr. Stewart Tankersley: Breaking the chokehold of the medical-industrial complex in Alabama

The Machiavellian techniques employed by the medical-industrial complex were clearly on display this week on Goat Hill. Public health advocates were circling the wagons, having their protectors in the legislature present bad bills, one after the other. 

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Ashley Carter: The art of homemaking

The art of homemaking is a beautiful timeless act that defies societal expectations.

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KCarl Smith: The divine endowment of freedom in the United States

While our founding documents play a vital role in shaping our society, they are not the ultimate source of our freedom. Instead, it is God who granted us these inherent rights and responsibilities. 

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Sean of the South: Wise ole words

I asked a handful of friends for words of wisdom from elders in their lives. The rules were simple, the wisdom giver had to (a) be over 75, and (b) they had to be—technically—still alive.

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Jennifer Oliver O’Connell: Abortionists are using Alabama’s IVF case to promote their cause

Politicians and legacy media have reduced the decision to a slogan: “Alabama bans IVF.” This is patently dishonest.

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Nick Treglia: Bring back beauty to Birmingham streets

Cultivating beautiful architecture is good for the eyes and the soul. If I must languish in America’s 136th-largest city, I’d prefer it to be beautiful.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: When it comes to gambling and crime, do we really think Alabama will be different?

When gambling is legalized, both legal and illegal gambling increase.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: The Casino Coast?

Don’t let our family-friendly beaches become the casino coast.

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Jennifer Wolverton: Navigating the CHOOSE Act maze

Welcome to the twisting paths of Alabama's CHOOSE Act, a law that is supposed to make choosing schools as easy as picking your favorite app on your phone.

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Gerrick Wilkins: Reclaiming our republic – the urgent call for term limits

Feb. 27, 2024 marks the 73rd anniversary of the 22nd Amendment, reminding us of a fundamental truth: just as term limits are good for a president, they are essential for Congress. 

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Joey Clark: Is Trump really a unique threat to democracy?

Playing on people's insecurities and fears of "the other" is not exclusive to America First. These are not flaws of a know-nothing populist reactionary movement but features of democracy itself.  

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