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

Opinion

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KCarl Smith: Only in America - Immigration

I have written about this before, and it bears repeating: Frederick Douglass is undoubtedly America’s greatest liberty messenger. I...

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Matt Murphy: A love letter to Alabama

It was supposed to be a fling. Hanky-panky. Not quite a one-night stand…but close.  One of those summer camp romances that come and...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Abortion, a follow up

“Mom. What would have happened to us if your mom didn't have you?" The child who asked was little. I was shocked by the question. Still,...

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Krissie Allen: The competing visions hanging in the balance of Dobbs

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor posed a telling question during last week’s oral arguments in Dobbs v....

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Phil Williams: Surveillance vs. Security

I’m that guy that turns off the location setting on my phone when I’m not using it. I am also that guy that very often puts a piece...

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Erica Thomas: Boxes of hope and forgiveness

Going through boxes of memories can really take you back in time. I remember finding my third-grade diary in a box at my parent’s house....

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Richard Simmons: "You don't expect me to do that every day, do you?"

Hans Selye was a scientist from Canada who was the true pioneer in discovering the impact of emotions on a person’s health. He wrote...

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Randy Tatano: The billboard wedding

People often ask me, “What’s the craziest story you ever covered?” I don’t even need a second to think about it. It was the time a...

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Sean of the South: Fire Fighters

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  The sky above Surry County, North Carolina, smells of burnt wood and heavy soot tonight. The atmosphere...

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Caylah Coffeen: Generational lines blur in a stand for life

Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Center, the case which we all hope will overturn Roe v. Wade. Many...

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Krissie Allen: The enchanting wisdom in Coach Saban’s epic rant

As culturally blasphemous as it is for this Alabamian to admit, I am not ordinarily enchanted by sports. Even after Alabama’s miraculous...

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Ray Melick: We have met the enemy, and he is us

When I saw the press release that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was passing a law that banned businesses from requiring vaccination against...

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KCarl Smith: I'm an African-American

For years, I have heard prominent Conservatives, whether they are Black or White, suggest that Blacks should refrain from calling themselves...

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Amie Beth Shaver: It was a secret, but a secret that gave me life

It was a secret. I was carried quietly by a 17-year-old girl. No one in her senior class knew I existed. I’m grateful that she gave...

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Matt Clark: What to expect from the Supreme Court today

In 1973, the United States Supreme Court issued its worst decision of all time: Roe v. Wade. In a decision made not by the people’s...

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Justin Bogie: Tax cuts seem to be everywhere - except in Alabama's future

Kansas, one of a handful of states alongside Alabama that still fully taxes the sale of food, recently announced a bipartisan plan...

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Ray Melick: When it comes to money, Alabama is singing a new tune

As much as I love the song “Stars Fell on Alabama,’’ maybe it’s time to change the state’s official tune. How about the oldy but goody...

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Matt Murphy: Scrooge and the gift of political chaos that keeps on giving

Happy Christmas, everyone! I hope all are stuffed with Thanksgiving leftovers and have avoided a fall from the ladder setting up your...

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Tommy Tuberville: Biden's anti-family agenda

By Sen. Tommy Tuberville Our great country was founded on the idea that freedom leads to prosperity — the American dream. This country...

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Phil Williams: Politics - It's all in the details

Some folks like to say “the devil’s in the details.” Not me. I believe that God is in the details. Details are what make the big picture...

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Sean of the South: The Club

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  The nursing home was done up for Thanksgiving. There were stuffed turkeys on bookshelves, twinkly...

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Richard Simmons: Reflections on gratitude

I recently read a definition of the word “gratitude” that I believe was spot on. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for something...

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Randy Tatano: Why I'm thankful for Vince McMahon

You probably know the name, even if you’re not a wrestling fan. He’s that over-the-top owner of World Wrestling Entertainment. Love...

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Caylah Coffeen: Don't blame us, come alongside us

We’ve all heard of racism, sexism, and even agism. Has anyone heard of youthism? No? Didn’t think so.  Even in the height of victimhood...

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Dr. Michael Brown: When the state gets between you and your doctor.

Just like those of us who witnessed the destruction of the twin towers in New York on 9/11 can recall where we were and what we were...

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KCarl Smith: Issues divide. Values unite

There are many things I’m thankful for in life ─ good health, clean water and parents who loved me, to name a few. Although liberty...

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Thanksgiving Greeting from Gary Palmer

By Congressman Gary Palmer In 1789, President George Washington issued one of the first presidential proclamations for a national “day...

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