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Sean of the South: The helpers

The hotel parking lot. Early afternoon. He was packing his truck. Slamming toolbox lids. Reorganizing luggage in the rear cab. Iowa plates.

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Matt Clark: Analyzing oral argument on the redistricting case

Let’s take each of the conservative-leaning justices and see how they think.

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks educational freedom on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss educational freedom with Alabama being third in the country in per-pupil spending but 52nd in the country in some categories of testing.

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Gerald Dial: Supreme Court casino decisions an insult to every Republican

In the early 80s we provided some incentives to recruit Mercedes to locate a factory in Alabama. 

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1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver talks extreme comprehensive sex education on News Talks 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss extreme comprehensive sex education which aims at children as young as four years old.

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KCarl Smith: Legal immigration protects all Americans

Construction of our border wall has been stopped, and many millions of dollars have been wasted. Violent criminals and outright enemies of our country are flowing into the U.S. and harming Americans in many ways.

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Justin Bogie: Another 'record' surplus in 2022 proves that Alabama can afford historic tax relief

Last Friday marked the end of the 2022 fiscal year. For state government, it was another record-breaking year.

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Amie Beth Shaver: Junior's lesson about bravery and true love

We met a man named Junior. And we learned about bravery and true love. 

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1819 News Assistant Editor Caleb Taylor talks gambling on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Assistant Editor Caleb Taylor on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss gambling in Arkansas, with which Caleb is familiar, and gambling/"games of skill" legislation that may be introduced in the 2023 Alabama regular legislative session.

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks school choice on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss school choice and the puzzling pride that school administrators have, wanting control over homeschool and religious school students when state test scores are at or near the worst of all the states.

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Joey Clark: Power is impatient — A short reflection on 1 Corinthians 13

Power delights in its own effectual evils but does so while claiming to rejoice with the good of its aims. Power’s desired ends always justify any possible means. 

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Educational freedom should mean freedom for every Alabama student

School Choice is a hot button issue in Alabama and nationwide. But what is school choice? More importantly, what is it not, and what should or could it be?

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Phil Williams: Saint Maurice proved 'doin' right ain't hard'

The Order of Saint Maurice medallion is an award given to honor those who are inducted into the Order for their roles contributing to or serving in the U.S. Army Infantry. 

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Ashley Carter: Being a woman is a beautiful thing

As I got older, I began to realize that all of the things that I loved doing came naturally to me. I loved holding the little babies, and I didn’t mind taking care of the home and cooking. I enjoyed all of it and knew in my heart that I wanted to be a mom.

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Randy Tatano: Hurricane coverage needs a change

So, why do we cover hurricanes the way we do? Because many years ago some television executive decided we needed to be “dramatic.”

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Sean of the South: Autumn in Birmingham

The first day of fall arrived in Birmingham. It came frighteningly quick. Yesterday it was summer, hotter than the hinges of hades. This morning it was cold as gumballs.

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Emma Gibney: The free market should drive electric vehicle sales, not the government

These “incentives,” in the form of government subsidies, have been utilized to create a market for electric vehicles. In reality, the market’s demand for electric vehicles doesn’t match the current interest with government regulation and subsidies.

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1819 News CEO Bryan Dawson talks COVID-19 on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News CEO Bryan Dawson on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss Landen Williams and his battle with macro and micro blood clots resulting from COVID-19, and Landen's thankfulness that he didn't get the COVID jabs which would have made his condition worse.

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Matt Clark: Alabama should win its congressional redistricting case

On Tuesday, October 4, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether the people of Alabama, get to create its congressional district maps or whether the ACLU’s experts get to create them instead. 

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Caleb Crosby: APR's Joey Kennedy wrong about Alabama Policy Institute on tax reform — 'Flat-out lies'

This week, Alabama Political Reporter columnist Joey Kennedy went on a patently false attack against the Alabama Policy Institute. His main claim was that API’s proposed $750 million in tax cuts would only benefit the “rich and weird.”

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks the true concept of separation of church and state on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the true concept of separation of church and state which is designed to keep the government from establishing a state religion, and the new state religion of "wokeness" the left is striving to establish.

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KCarl Smith: Iran in revolt, again

Control over Iran's government has shifted back and forth by revolutions and coups for much longer than the last 100 years, and it's all heavily influenced by control over the country’s oil. 

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1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas talks the 'death notebook' belatedly revealed at Hewitt-Trussville High School on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the "death notebook" revealed to the public one year after it was discovered by school officials, but only after the student made more threats.

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Pat Ellis: Pornography in Alabama schools and youth organizations? You be the judge

Texas and Alabama parents share the same problem. The difference; Texas parents know it, and Alabama parents don’t! 

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1819 News Reporter Craig Monger talks the Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Craig Monger on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health (ACASH) and its inappropriate content.

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks the proper understanding of the separation of church and state on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the proper understanding of the separation of church and state: to protect the church from state overreach.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Understanding the separation of church and state

Despite the father of our country’s admonition and caution, many Americans have a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of religion in our country and society.

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