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Randy Tatano: Why February TV news is strange

You might think February, May and November are simply three months of the year. But in the world of television, they’re known as “sweeps months.”

Farm Alabama News
Ashley Carter: Living the dream and homesteading

In the beginning, homesteading seemed like such a crazy leap of faith, but now it’s turning into the greatest blessing.

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Amie Beth Shaver: Should the mailman deliver abortion pills?

The 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade has passed, a special day as Roe is now reversed and returned to the states. But abortion didn’t disappear like the critics claimed when Roe was reversed. It just changed course.

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Matt Clark: Progress for liberty in COVID-related court decisions

As fear of COVID wanes, the judiciary will hopefully take an honest look at the legality of emergency actions. Otherwise, we will have taught our government that it can do whatever it wants in the name of “emergency” and get away with it.

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Justin Bogie talks tax relief for Alabama citizens on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss tax rebates versus tax cuts and what each would mean for Alabama citizens.

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Justin Bogie: Too many lawmakers would rather spend money on government than return it to the people
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KCarl Smith: Why I’m pulling for quarterback Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts is a splendid example to all of us. When we plan our work, work our plan, and refuse to give up, we can always make things better. 

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Sean of the South: Selma

The church is gone. All that remains of the Reformed Presbyterian Church is a log pile and some crumbled bricks. You can’t even tell it was a church.

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Justin Bogie: Why the 2022 World Games didn’t deliver the promised economic benefits

When it comes to the cost versus the direct economic benefits, Alabamians did not get what they were promised in these games, nor what they paid for.

Tuberville Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Tuberville: Count on me to be a voice for rural Alabama

Through a global pandemic, historic inflation and crippling supply-chain issues, we are seeing just how critical food security is to national security.

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Justin Bogie talks tax cuts for Alabamians 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 permanent tax cuts for Alabamians and how cutting spending would be unnecessary if the legislature just stopped expanding government.

School Choice Alabama News
Joey Clark: The legislative ‘herd of turtles’ needs to move quickly on school choice

School choice” and “parental rights” have become conservative buzzwords in recent months on Goat Hill. Yet it remains to be seen what choices Alabama’s political class will make to empower parents in the next legislative session.

Vaccine Alabama News
Phil Williams: It seemed like a good idea at the time

History is replete with ridiculously bad decisions that cost someone, or some company, countless opportunities and boundless riches. The COVID vaccine is shaping up to be one of them.

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Randy Tatano: Mardi Gras … I just don’t get it

In Mobile, life seems to come to a screeching halt, revolving around Mardi Gras for a few weeks. When I got a job in Mobile, I was assigned to cover my first Mardi Gras parade. I had no idea what to expect.

Corruption Alabama News
Ashley Carter: Fighting corruption from the bottom-up

If we want to see changes, we must start from the bottom-up. Corruption, unless uncovered, will go to the grave with the corruptor.

Shelby Alabama News
Dr. Daniel Sutter: Alabama’s earmarks

Many would argue that earmarks undermine fiscal conservatism, waste tax dollars, and bankrupt our nation. But I believe that such arguments must rely on hypocrisy.  

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Amie Beth Shaver: Eddie Tyler, an example of standing against the gender mob

Last week, Tyler, the Superintendent of Baldwin County Public Schools (BCPS), announced that his school system wouldn't use preferred pronouns. Instead, he instructed school counselors in his area to use the gender on a student's birth certificate.

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Justin Bogie: Tax cuts would benefit Alabama more than a one-time rebate

Do you want more government, or do you want to keep more of what you earn?

Trans Kids Alabama News
Matt Clark: Forcing counselors to be gender-affirming creates constitutional problems

It’s best to stick with what biology has taught throughout human history. There are two sexes, and the government should not force counselors to deny such a fundamental truth.

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Justin Bogie talks Alabama legislative spending on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss Alabama's legislative spending and how it exceeds New York's and California's legislative spending over the past several years, increasing by 36%.

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KCarl Smith: One lie after another from the left

Today we’re often told that human beings can determine the sex of a person. This lie is brought to us by the same class of people who once convinced many Americans to believe that blacks are naturally inferior to whites.

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Sean of the South: Uber

Tonight, our cab driver was a young woman. College-age. She was paralyzingly sweet. She spoke with a Birmingham accent that was thick enough to spread on a biscuit. And when one of my friends almost ralphed on her floorboards, she was cool about it.

Debt Alabama News
Justin Bogie: How Washington’s looming debt limit fight could impact you

The federal government expects to reach the statutory debt limit this Thursday, setting up another high-profile political showdown in Washington. But what does that mean for the nation, and how might it impact Alabamians?

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Justin Bogie talks the upcoming Alabama legislative session 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 upcoming Alabama legislative session in comparison with the policy goals of surrounding states.

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Joey Clark: Playing the special interests game

If you wish to survive, thrive and lead in Washington D.C., it seems you must prove you are willing and able to play the long game, squeezing special interests and the general populace out of their money.

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1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver talks state worship on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss state worship and how people who refuse to believe that the state has a corner market on truth can be canceled.

Fertilizer Alabama News
Phil Williams: The dehumanization of turning Mawmaw into fertilizer

What we do with living, breathing, soul-filled humans—or their remains once they’ve passed—should never be based solely on questions of cultural convenience, finances, logistics or selfish emotion.

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