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Womens Studies Alabama News
Amie Beth Shaver: Teach your children how to survive a Women’s Studies class

The most important thing is to equip our students and teach them how to think, so that when they’re in a Women’s Studies class, they’re not blindsided or too afraid to speak up.

Kay Ivey Alabama News
Justin Bogie: Gov. Ivey’s tax rebates at odds with other legislative efforts for permanent reforms

If the goal is to “drive people here,” as Ainsworth said, permanent tax relief is a much more effective method to attract new people and businesses to Alabama than a one-time rebate check that will not have lasting impacts.

Donald Trump Alabama News
Matt Clark: The clown-show prosecution of Donald Trump

The bottom line is that this isn’t a serious prosecution. It’s a clown show. This is about politics and not fighting crime, and it shows how incredibly petty the left is willing to get.

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Justin Bogie talks the possible federal government takeover of Alabama prisons on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "Midday Mobile" with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the possible federal government takeover of Alabama prisons and release of unrehabilitated felons if new Alabama prisons aren't built by 2025.

Craig Monger Alabama News
Craig Monger talks browbeating of freshman lawmakers on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Craig Monger on "The Jeff Poor Show" as they discuss the browbeating freshman lawmakers received at their orientation.

Monument Alabama News
Allen Keller: Grasping for history

The history of mankind is checkered with horrendous sins and shortcomings and crimes that any decent society ought to want to obliterate. But there is a danger of losing ourselves completely in a cannibalistic process.

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Jeff Poor talks the Alabama legislative session on ‘Morning News with JT’ on NewsRadio 105.5 WERC

Listen to 1819 News Executive Editor Jeff Poor on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss the heavy-handedness of Republican leadership in the freshman legislator orientation.

BBQ Alabama News
Sean of the South: Barbecue in Montgomery

This food stirs up a lot of memories. Because that’s what good barbecue does. It makes you remember.

Bogie Alabama News
Justin Bogie talks over-budget and behind-schedule prison construction on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss over-budget and behind-schedule prison construction, government red tape and a prime example of government red tape, occupational licensing.

Handcuffs Alabama News
Parker Snider: Forfeited liberty is hard to regain

Forfeiting our liberties is not inevitable. The pandemic, however, has moved us to a state in which a longer-lasting loss of freedom is more possible and more likely than before. 

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Justin Bogie: Staffing and rising construction costs continue to plague Alabama’s prisons

While the 2023 regular legislative session is largely focused on tax relief and education, another issue looms in the background: the state’s correctional system and the various problems hampering its improvement.

Dr. Seuss Alabama News
Joey Clark: Banishing cynicism with the innocence of a child

We need to leave our cynicism and political agendas outside the door of the classroom, if only so us jaded adults can learn what the children have to teach when they are free to just be children.

Matt Simpson Alabama News
State Rep. Simpson: It’s time to put fentanyl dealers behind bars

I’m certain that many of you have heard about the drug fentanyl in the news these last few years, the powerful opioid similar to morphine or oxycodone but 100 times more powerful than both of those drugs and much more addictive and deadly.

Geese Alabama News
Phil Williams: One billion dollars — like scoot through a goose

A billion extra dollars laying around should always be a serious and well-informed debate. But last week that billion dollars blew out the backside of Alabama’s statehouse like scoot through a goose.

Grandparents Alabama News
Ashley Carter: Leaving a legacy that won’t be forgotten

As a grandparent, I am learning that the greatest legacy I can leave my grandchildren is the memories we create together.

Lies2 Alabama News
KCarl Smith: Progressive left … habitual liars

Habitual liars are known for twisting the truth about everything, whether large or small. For the progressive left, telling the truth appears to be uncomfortable and difficult, while lying feels right.

Newborn Alabama News
Allan Bledsoe: Be a modern-day Wilberforce and end abortion in Alabama

Christians of Alabama: In gratitude for God’s grace in the Gospel, you need to be the modern-day William Wilberforce. 

Lauren De Moss Benson Alabama News
Lauren DeMoss Benson talks forcing LGBT subject matter on kindergartners on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Lauren DeMoss Benson on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss the secret curriculum chosen by Ivey appointee Kevin Balius who once co-wrote an article advocating the forced instruction of LGBT subject matter on children as young as kindergartners.

Red Tape Alabama News
Justin Bogie: Repealing ‘red tape’ is the key to economic freedom and prosperity

State government should only impose regulations when they serve as a legitimate means to ensure the health and safety of Alabamians.

Megaphone Alabama News
Matt Clark: The importance of the Prattville street-preacher case

In a time where passivity reigns and people are going to hell on our watch, Angelo Wilson wasn’t content to let that happen.

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Justin Bogie talks the ARPA bill being considered in the Alabama legislature on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "Midday Mobile" with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the ARPA bill in the Alabama legislature which basically leaves the spending decisions to the governor.

Call Alabama News
Lauren DeMoss Benson: The call is coming from inside the house

This is not just a fight in blue states far away. The call is now coming from inside the house as we enter the fight of our lives for our children, here in our own state of Alabama.

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Justin Bogie talks teacher pay raises on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss five teacher pay raises in the past four years with no appreciable increase in student scores and the governor wants to raise their pay again.

Diner Alabama News
Sean of the South: Birmingham at breakfast

The first thing you should know about me is that I am very nosy person. I get this from my mother. I have my black belt in rubbernecking.

Teacher Alabama News
Justin Bogie: Higher teacher salaries unlikely to improve Alabama’s education quality

Without substantial structural reforms, simply increasing teacher pay is unlikely to improve the quality of a public education in Alabama.

Ron Paul Alabama News
Joey Clark: Ron Paul and the individual’s fight for liberty

It's not too late. Have faith! Another revolution has already begun to take shape in the minds and hearts of more Americans than you know.

DeSantis Reagan Alabama News
Phil Williams: The courage of your convictions

People will respond to a leader who says, with the courage of his convictions, “I see a better way! Follow me!”

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