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Phil Williams: Pay your own way

Thanks to President Biden, a brand-new entitlement class is springing up: the liberal-arts-student-loan-recipient class.

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Kaitlyn Smith: True heroism is being a voice for the voiceless

Heroes aren’t made in a moment; heroes are made because they are moved – moved by the force of their beliefs, their convictions, and their God.

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Jim Zeigler: Who do you want leading the national observance of the 250th anniversary of America?

The 250th anniversary of America will come two years from now. Who do you want to lead that event as the voice and face of America?

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Ashley Carter: Liberty or death, a rallying cry for our time

The spirit of "give me liberty or give me death" is as relevant today as it was more than two centuries ago, calling us to reaffirm our faith, deepen our love for our country, and actively defend our freedoms.

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Sean of the South: The not-so-little leaguers

When I coached their Little League team, a hundred years ago, I was a young man myself. It was my friend’s son’s team. My friend was the coach. I was his assistant coach.

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Jennifer Oliver O'Connell: The United States and Tuskegee — intertwined in foundational values

Apart from celebrating the 248th birthday of our nation’s founding, July 4 also marked the birthday of Alabama’s Tuskegee University.

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Allen Keller: Swimming naked in a receding tide

My hope is that the Supreme Court’s ruling can turn our standard of justice back to what it always was – to the idea that, until a person is proven by a court to be guilty, then he or she is innocent, instead of the other way round.

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Charles Kiplinger: The national duties of Christian citizens

As Christians seeking to transform institutions and individuals, we should all approach political engagement with prayer and humility, listening respectfully to those who disagree.

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Allen Mendenhall: Can you say Semiquincentennial?

Did you know that 2026 is the Semiquincentennial? Say that 10 times fast! It’s a mouthful, isn’t it?   

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Ashley Carter: Celebrating a Southern Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a special occasion bringing Americans together to celebrate their independence and honor their nation's history. In the Southern United States, this patriotic holiday takes on a unique flavor as communities embrace their cherished traditions, creating an atmosphere of warmth, togetherness, and joyful festivities.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: Freedom ... and nothing more?

What does freedom really mean? Where does it come from? Why did our forefathers risk their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to secure it for us?

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Jim Zeigler: Celebrating Independence Day 248 years ago — July 2, 1776

U.S. Independence was declared on July 2, 1776. The story carries meaning today.

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Joey Clark: Why is there a new statue of Danny Glover in Montgomery?

I’m not sure what it is about MLK statues that invite controversy, but I suspect it has something to do with everyone’s own personal impression of the civil rights icon.  

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Will Sellers: The Revolution of 1524

The peasant revolt was another milestone for communities desiring self-determination, limited taxation and freedom of conscience.

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Phil Williams: When fiction became reality

This past week saw the much ballyhooed presidential debate between presumptive nominees Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the first debate between two men who have already held the office of president.

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KCarl Smith: The double reversal in Frederick Douglass' 'Fourth of July' speech

Frederick Douglass masterfully employed the rhetorical technique of a double reversal to convey his message in his powerful July 5, 1852, speech titled, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

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Sean of the South: America's future

I knew something was wrong when we walked into our hotel room. Namely, because our toilet had blinking lights.

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Amie Beth Shaver: Bad ideas bring casualties

Our children - our girls specifically - are victims of a modern-day Amalekite ambush by men and women who possess a sexually perverse mindset and agenda.

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Laura Clark: Why the 10 Commandments to the left is like a wooden cross and garlic to a vampire

The same people who are upset about the 10 Commandments applaud Drag Queen Story Hour ... and don’t bat an eye at gay pride flags in classrooms. Why is that? Because an environment that doesn’t normalize their behavior is one that inherently calls it out. 

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Kristin Landers: How should we approach November?

This November marks another presidential election year. While I used to love the months leading up to these contests, now they feel about as enjoyable as a root canal.

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Donna Cude and Kristen A. Ullman: Return the 10 Commandments to the public square

The 10 Commandments indisputably reflect the values that underlie our legal system and way of life.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: The 10 Commandments – then and now

Earlier this month, Louisiana adopted a law requiring all public schools to display the 10 Commandments, accompanied by a 200-word statement explaining that the Commandments were “a prominent part of American education for almost three centuries.”

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Joey Clark: Numb to numbers or the madness of men?

Practicality demands numeracy, especially on the modern American scene. 

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Phil Williams: Eyes everywhere

Invasive technology sounds really cool until some bureaucrat realizes that they can use it for their agenda.

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Ashley Carter: Fearfully and wonderfully made

Remembering the anniversary of Roe v. Wade two years later.

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Conner Hayes: Negligence that kills — The destruction of Alabama’s most important college

The State of Alabama could not provide a loan to financially distressed Birmingham-Southern College (BSC), but they have made it clear they can buy. 

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Sean of the South: Willie Mays

The Say Hey Kid’s first season in the bigs was shaping up to be an awful one. He’d gotten no hits. He was a rookie with the worst record in the league. Period. After 26 plate appearances he’d hit the ball only once.

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