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1819 News Opinion
Read the latest opinion piece from our opinion columnists at 1819 News.

SCOTUS Alabama News
Matt Clark: Three big constitutional cases from this week

Three cases were on the docket this week that would have a major impact on the country. Being involved in two of those cases, I wanted to devote today’s op-ed to discussing their significance.

Bogie Alabama News
Justin Bogie talks Alabama Superintendent Eric Mackey's request for an additional $1 billion on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "Midday Mobile" with Sean Sullivan as they discuss State Superintendent Eric Mackey's request for an additional $1 billion in addition to the 40% increase education has received over the past 4-5 years with no test score improvement over the past 25 years.

Office workers Alabama News
Justin Bogie: It’s time to end occupational taxes

Occupational taxes are levied on workers living outside of a city’s tax jurisdiction who come inside city limits to work. Removing them would incentivize citizens to work and give the state a competitive advantage in attracting new businesses.

Social media Alabama News
Lauren DeMoss Benson: Social media and a life well lived

“Owning the libs” and winning arguments online is a poor substitute for a life well lived, and winning on social media cannot replace winning in real life.

Hug Alabama News
Sean of the South: Phone call

“Hello?” said a girl’s voice. “Someone told me your husband worked on old cars?”

Amie Beth Shaver2 Alabama News
Amie Beth Shaver talks the upcoming legislative session on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss the upcoming legislative session and the hope that legislators will courageously fight for Alabamians and not lobbyists.

books money jar education Alabama News
Justin Bogie: Another $1 billion is unlikely to fix Alabama’s broken education model

More funding isn’t producing better results, so why do state leaders continue following the same broken model?

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Justin Bogie talks the Alabama Republican Party's platform 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 the Alabama Republican Party's platform of lower taxes, less spending and smaller government, while the state has an uncompetitive corporate tax rate and high sales taxes.

Democrat Debate Alabama News
Joey Clark: A modest proposal for diversity, equity and inclusion to save America

As long as bad faith in the state reigns supreme, bad ideas will continue to make waste of our liberty.

Biden Alabama News
Phil Williams: A failure to plan is a plan to fail

The war in Ukraine is one of the defining stories of this decade. But the American people deserve a plan. Stop telling us that we need to write more checks and clearly tell us what we will achieve!

Gas Stove Alabama News
Randy Tatano: Hands off my gas stove!

Of all the stupid things the church of climate change has targeted, taking away gas stoves takes the cake.

Cabin Alabama News
Ashley Carter: Taking time to rejuvenate your marriage

Spending quality time together without distractions, as my husband and I did at a cabin recently, is crucial for strengthening the bond between partners.

Cat Alabama News
Amie Beth Shaver: In a world of self-serving politicians, be like Rue

From Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed’s hot mic moment, to Mac McCutcheon and his suspicious business relations, to the issues with Prattville schools, it feels like the people we elect to serve our communities are only in office to serve themselves.

AL House of Rep Daniels Anthony Facebook Alabama News
Justin Bogie: Why is a Democrat, rather than Republicans, spearheading lower taxes?

Democrat State Rep. Anthony Daniels should be commended for his willingness to lower taxes and propose legislation providing economic relief to hard-working Alabamians.

Mac McCutcheon Alabama News
Matt Clark: Why the McCutcheon story is so important

1819 News has made a good case that Mac McCutcheon was trading political favors for money. It also appears that his son was guilty of draining the company’s resources and then setting his business partner up for prison time. If true, this is bribery, financial corruption and perversion of justice.

Lent Alabama News
Allen Keller: Give me liturgy or give me death

Upon reflection, I realized that I was wanting all the poetry of high church liturgy, without the prosaic struggles of Lent. A heterodox theological position, if there ever was one.

1819 Amie Beth Shaver Alabama News
Amie Beth Shaver talks the winningest female tennis player of all time on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss Margaret Court, who won 66 tennis Grand Slams and won 3 Grand Slams in one year, yet the left is trying to "cancel" her because of her Christian beliefs.

Birmingham Alabama News
Sean of the South: B’Ham

Our plane touched down in Birmingham at about 7 p.m. The captain said, “Welcome to the Magic City, we hope you’ve enjoyed your flight.”

Tax, dollar money bags on a simple balance scale stock photo Alabama News
Justin Bogie: Alabama’s tax burden is not as low as some lawmakers claim

When it comes to individual income tax rates, Alabama is currently middle of the road compared to other southern states. That is changing.

Praise Alabama News
Parker Snider: What might revival look like in Alabama?

What would it look like if genuine revival hit Alabama, making the truth of the Gospel suddenly become real for people?

Amie Beth Shaver2 Alabama News
Amie Beth Shaver talks Autauga County schools on Alabama’s 'Morning News with JT' on NewsRadio 105.5 WERC

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss the recent chaos in Autauga County schools.

Bogie Alabama News
Justin Bogie talks the idea of putting the budget surplus in another savings account 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 the idea of putting the budget surplus in yet another savings account instead of giving Alabamians tax relief.

Pelosi Zelensky Alabama News
Joey Clark: Ukraine and a 'bodyguard of lies'

I have never seen my country not at war in my entire adult life. I know America’s “bodyguard of lies” all too well.

Steve Irvine Alabama News
1819 News Sports Editor Steve Irvine talks UAB sports on Tide 100.9 'Big Noon Sports'

Listen to 1819 News Sports Editor Steve Irvine on Tide 100.9 "Big Noon Sports" with Matt Coulter, Lars Anderson and Christian Miller as they discuss UAB basketball and football.

Asbury3 Alabama News
Phil Williams: Something remarkable is happening

Type the words “Asbury Revival” into any search engine and you will find videos, news reports, book listings, articles, personal stories, and photographs from the last week. But you will also get plenty of search results from February 1970.

Mother Alabama News
Ashley Carter: The joy of motherhood

The joy of being a mother and getting to experience all the love that comes from it beats a day in the life of a single Chelsea Handler any day.

Free Speech Alabama News
KCarl Smith: Free speech, the fear of the progressive left

Our founders didn’t write the Constitution to grant rights to the people. Instead, they wrote it to SECURE our God-given freedom and equal rights. 

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