Rise to the moment of truth Sunday, July 3, 2022


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Richard Simmons: The great flaw in science

I think it is easy for us to assume that scientists are immune to the influence of their own beliefs and biases as they do research. We have this presumption that scientists are dispassionate and unbiased individuals who are committed to the truth and always simply report the facts. Kuhn’s book points out this fallacy, as his research into the history of science reveals that scientists are clearly not objective.

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Sean of the South: Welcome to Newnan

“Because this is exactly the kinda [expletive] you write about, I just wanted to tell you my story. It doesn’t matter how [bleeped] up your life is. Prayer works. Love works. Kindness works. Goodness works.”

Guest Editorial: Celebrating June, and the accordion

According to nationaldaycalendar.com, June is also: National Give a Bunch of Balloons Month, National DJ Month, African-American Music Appreciation Month, National Zoo and Aquarium Month, Men’s Health Month, National Adopt a Cat Month ...

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Caylah Coffeen: Options to update our system of voting

With accusations of corruption and crossvoting piling up in Alabama's elections, and more polarization than ever at the national level, young voters increasingly question America’s conflict-ridden two-party system.

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Matt Clark: The attempt on Justice Kavanaugh's life

On Wednesday morning, the unthinkable happened: a man who was upset that the Supreme Court appears ready to overrule Roe v. Wade was arrested for attempting to murder Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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Ray Melick talks congressional leadership fund PACs on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss why the Alabama U.S. Senate race is the 3rd most expensive in the nation, how congressional leadership fund PACs work and the possible expectations of major donors to campaigns.

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Ray Melick: Money talks in Alabama Senate race, but what is it saying?

Why is this race so important as to be worth $24.5 million from organizations largely outside the state of Alabama? Understand, this is not a race to determine which party controls the Senate in November. Alabama is as safely a Republican seat as there is (notwithstanding the blip that was Doug Jones). The bigger issue for Republicans in November is regaining control of the Senate.

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KCarl Smith: If you can keep it

How do we keep our Constitutional Republic? And, most importantly, are you willing to make a difference?

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Ray Melick talks the contested races in the recent Republican Primary election on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the contested races in the recent Republican Primary election, Democrat crossover voting in the Republican Primary and the upcoming runoff election.

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Amie Beth Shaver: Is this really OK?

Why did our Alabama Unfiltered podcast get yanked from YouTube after an hour? Last week, we interviewed Dr. David Williams of Tuscaloosa and a Concerned Doctors board member. He gave us a “where things stand” with covid, update. He told the truth. Why wasn't that ok?

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Justin Bogie: State government on pace for another record surplus; will it give Alabamians a break?

State government continues to take more money from Alabamians than ever before. Will it use that money to continue the historic expansion of state government, or finally take less taxes from citizens?

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Ray Melick talks the questions raised by the Executive Director of the Alabama Democratic Party on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the questions raised by the Executive Director of the Alabama Democratic Party, whether the Republican Party should insist on closed primaries to preclude Democrat crossover voting and the Republican U.S. Senate runoff.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Politics as a contact sport

People tend to make jokes and judgements about lawyers, politicians, and lobbyists being liars and/or living without personal scruples; politics does indeed seem to breed some more than capable fish-story-tellers. 

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Joey Clark: Katie Britt's ambition should be made of sterner stuff

I hope Katie Britt is chuckling to herself. Her decision to decline to debate Mo Brooks under the circus big top before the June 21 run-off election for US Senate is both politically savvy and downright hilarious for those of us with a warped Machiavellian sense of humor.

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Readers' React: To four more years of Ivey and Durant's issues with campaigns

"So, when I pay $75-100.00 to fill up my service vehicle, paying the $2-3.00 extra in gas taxes doesn’t even register compared to the pain of the doubling of gas prices. I don’t even consider the additional gas tax. But you can believe I think about our Democrat friends, and President Biden - the founder of the pain that you are quick to blame our state leaders for. ..."

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Phil Williams: We need the church to speak

Life has standards, at every turn. Actual standards once clearly defined are supposed to matter because, if they don’t matter, then we have no institutions of … well, anything. So why then is it okay for the Christian church to keep taking it on the chin without saying anything about it? You didn’t see that question coming did you?

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Parker Snider: State auditor heading to runoff; what does the auditor do?

On primary night, State Representative Andrew Sorrell and pastor Stan Cooke received enough votes to advance to the June runoff in the race to become the Republican nominee for State Auditor. So, what exactly are they running for? What does the state auditor do? And maybe, more importantly, what does our state auditor not do?

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Sean of the South: Homegrown tomatoes

If there is a pleasure more marvelous than homegrown tomatoes, it’s probably illegal. And I don’t want to know about it since I come from Baptists who don’t do illegal things because it could lead to a life of secular music.

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Richard Simmons: Is your child perfect?

Recently in The Washington Post, there was an article on how perfectionism is destroying our young adults’ mental health. Parents are pushing their children to build the perfect college resume. It is one thing to be a conscientious high achiever, but it is another to be an unhealthy perfectionist.

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Ray Melick talks his recent interview with Mike Durant on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss Ray's recent interview with Mike Durant, the influence of Super PACs and the Alabama Secretary of State's assertion that MyPillow's Mike Lindell has no credibility.

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Caylah Coffeen: Deterrence through the justice of God

As we deal with the aftermath of the tragic school shooting in Texas, we also face predictable and insensitively timed cries for gun control. I’ve always been surprised and bothered that Conservatives don’t respond with their own policy suggestions. In the face of such wickedness, when our laws seem to fail at deterring crime, we must ask what needs to change and return to the source of our principles: God’s justice.

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Matt Clark: Free Speech and the right to say 'No' to promoting sin

This Tuesday, the Alabama Center for Law and Liberty filed a brief in perhaps the most important case involving the free exercise of religion that we have seen in a very long time. Strangely, to maximize its chance of success, it had to be framed as a free speech case. But however one frames it, this case involves the question that Christians have been wanting to know since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage: Does the Constitution protect my right not to promote it?

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Ray Melick talks his interview with Durant and the U.S. Senate runoff on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss their respective interviews with Mike Durant, the U.S. Senate runoff and the pending release of John Hinckley Jr.

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Will Sellers: Saint Hannah and her sinner son

Nixon even called Alabama Governor George Wallace to enlist his support, but Wallace refused to intervene on his behalf with members of the Alabama congressional delegation and other Boll Weevil Democrats. After the call with Wallace, Nixon turned to Chief of Staff Alexander Haig and said, “Well, Al, there goes the presidency.”  And so, the true “man in the arena,” faced the final curtain all alone.

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KCarl Smith: Let the children alone!

State Farm quickly withdrew its support for a program, The Gender Pool Project, which pushed books about sexual identity to preschoolers. The Left are trying to shape our children’s moral behavior. Do not be mistaken, State Farm did not pull its support because they recognized the error of its ways. They only did so because Consumers’ Research called them out in a successful ‘Like a Creepy Neighbor’ ad campaign.

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Will Blakely: With so much information at our fingertips, the more questions we need to ask

We can’t rely on formal education to teach us everything we need to know, nor can we take what we see on the news or read on Facebook at face value. We must educate ourselves.

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Will Blakely: The guardian against misinformation is thinking, not government

We have to be wary of deliberate lies and unintentional misunderstandings, which seem to be prevalent everywhere we turn.

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