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Bryan Dawson: November gambling vote is a GOP-sponsored get-out-the-vote campaign for Democrats

If Alabama’s Republican leaders and members of the Alabama Senate don’t want to encourage vote turnout for their opponents, then they must take a stand and kill the gambling bill before it has any chance to create irreparable damages for their party nationwide.

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Phil Williams: Like lemmings to the pronoun sea

Someone somewhere threw some pronoun lemmings off a proverbial cliff and the left-wing world bought the lie and went with it!

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Christine Carr: Solomon, the baby and IVF clinics

As a medical professional, my heart breaks for IVF parents, and I am angry about the medical manipulation currently on display in our state.

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Bart Harmon: Alabama history proves that legalized gambling and corrupt government go hand in hand

Every time Alabama’s government dips its toe in the murky waters of legalized gambling, we see a flood of destructive corrupting influence follow.

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Ashley Carter: The most powerful weapon

In a world where our words can be used as weapons or tools for healing, it is so important to realize the true impact our words have on those around us.

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Sean of the South: Lake Martin

Lake Martin is flat. Mirror flat. It is a perfect evening. The sun is low. The crickets are singing in full stereo. And I’m visiting with old ghosts.

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Amie Beth Shaver: And now a word with our Alabama Senators...

It’s tragic, isn’t it, that gambling is back? It's tragic because people who should know and do better won’t.

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Charles Kiplinger: Failure to exercise voting rights will likely erode our First and Second Amendment rights

Many believe and argue that the First and Second Amendments are the most important Constitutional rights, but without exercising these four amendments on voting, you may well see the first two erode before your eyes.

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Laura Clark: A person's a person no matter where they are

Overall, this opinion is a landmark decision. It will reshape the largely unregulated IVF industry and give dignity and sanctity to the lives of many unborn children.

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U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville: Border crisis and impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas

The American people demand, and deserve, that those responsible for this border crisis be held accountable.

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Kristin Landers: Top 20 reasons not to support casinos, sports betting and a statewide lottery in Alabama

Here are 20 reasons why those in the Alabama Legislature – and their constituents – should resist supporting expanding and legalizing gambling in the state.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: Maybe we don't have to gamble, but we do have to live with the results

To Alabama voters: Rise up, speak up, and say to your legislators and anyone who will listen, “Don’t gamble with Alabama’s future!”

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U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer: Don’t let the UAW kill the magic of Alabama’s auto industry

It is up to us to keep the industrial magic of our state alive by keeping Alabama strong. We must keep Alabama open for business.

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Joey Clark: Alabama should buy Bitcoin

Alabama should prepare for Bitcoin’s potential upside rather than simply cracking down as though Bitcoin’s only prospect is a dangerous and risky downside to be corralled and constrained.  

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Phil Williams: Whoopin' up on the gambling strawman

If you’re an advocate for the expansion of gambling in Alabama then just say so. But if you say one thing and vote another, then it taints the process.

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KCarl Smith: The perpetual struggle for liberty

Conservatives must employ a persuasive message of liberty that is so robust that the left can’t question it, can’t attack it, and can’t defeat it.

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Brandon Shoupe: The bureaucratic storms of FEMA

FEMA needs a reform. It needs administrative reform, and its system of assistance needs to reflect the realities of border counties.

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Ashley Carter: Aging gracefully

Aging can come with some negative aspects, but there are many things we can do to get through those negative things.

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Sean of the South: Boiled

There truly is nothing better than a bulled pee-nut.

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Jennifer Oliver O'Connell: Alabama is saving lives by banning lab grown meat

Having moved away from a state that shoved synthetic meat and byproducts down the public’s throat at every possible opportunity, it is heartening that the Alabama Senate just voted 32-0 to ban lab grown meat.

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Nick Treglia: Should we do anything?

In light of recent world events, we’ve seen a resurgence of the subtly pernicious argument that America “should do something because it’s the right thing to do.” This “something” ranges from accepting and housing millions of foreigners, to sending billions of our dollars to prolong a stagnant European conflict.

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Gerrick Wilkins: Alabama rising — boldly defending our borders and the American immigration dream

Today, as a congressional candidate for the sixth congressional district, I’d like to discuss a crucial issue: bolstering our borders while respecting the integrity of legal immigration. 

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Allen Keller: Taylor Swift and the age of paranoia

Much has been made of the relationship between Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. Theories vary, but the basic storyline is that Swift is some form of government asset whose purpose is to persuade football fans to vote for Biden.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: Gambling’s connection to the dark side of American history

Gambling, we’re told, is part of the American tradition. From the lotteries of the American colonies to the riverboats and saloons of the Old West, America grew up on gambling. But is this true?

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Joey Clark: Alabama's dogged addiction to gambling hopes

Despite the pesky, pervasive and profitable persistence of illegal gaming in Alabama, nothing compares to the high-stakes games of chance found on Montgomery’s Goat Hill.  

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Phil Williams: Revenge of the sacrificial lamb

A sacrificial lamb, who had been offered up to appease the gods (with a little “g”) of wokeness, just launched her revenge. 

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Charles Kiplinger: Recreating Alabama’s educational system

Change in educational institutions can be a complex and lengthy process. It requires persistence, collaboration, and a willingness to engage in constructive dialogue with stakeholders.

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