Memaw’s kitchen, with the smell of love and hard work, greeted you as soon as you came in the door. Every holiday or special occasion, we knew we could look forward to a big pot full of goodness known as chicken and dumplings.
As summer turns to fall, the drumbeat for the Alabama Legislature to enact meaningful tax reform legislation has picked up its pace. But there is still no action — only discussion of temporary relief and the same old excuses as to why long-term reforms will be challenging to pursue.
This June, the U.S. Supreme Court did something which many of us had been praying for many years: It overruled Roe v. Wade. Now, the States are finally free to protect life. But as always, evil finds a way to push back.
Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss freedom of speech, self-censorship, cancel culture and federal government authoritarianism.
Listen to 1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss social and emotional learning (SEL), which is a means to enforce CRT, which has its roots in Marxism.
Before and during the U.S. Civil War, Frederick Douglass was known as the leading voice in our country for abolishing slavery and for recognizing the God-given rights of black Americans. Lost to many of us today is his deep respect for the U.S. Constitution, which our founders wrote and enacted to establish our country to secure the God-given freedom and rights of all Americans.
Listen to 1819 News Reporter Craig Monger on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss Alabama's 375 regulatory boards and some legislators' desire to modify the state's abortion law.
And then, the weight of what our elected officials continue to do to all of our children smacked me. Hard. Because it is the opposite of protecting.
Listen to 1819 News Reporter Craig Monger on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the bathroom bill, CRT, and who is enforcing both. What are the punishments for breaking these laws and regulations and what are the consequences for schools/school boards failing to punish/report incidents.
Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss overbearing federal power with its threats and investigations, as well as the self-censorship that federal power demands.
It is now the unfortunate (inconvenient?) truth that cancel culture is the standard in American society today. What began as an easily ignored annoyance widely known as political correctness has mushroomed into a full scale attack on individual freedom. Punishing people professionally and/or socially for their sincerely held personal or religious beliefs is completely antithetical in a country built upon the foundational cornerstones of freedom of thought and freedom of speech.
“I think they deserve it.” That is what House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) said last week when asked about the possibility of using state government’s record revenue surplus to provide Alabamians with a one-time tax rebate.
My wife and I have been married for almost 36 years! To this day she is still my best sounding board, and a lot of what happens on Rightside Radio comes from her input as well. We agree on most everything. Except one thing: she likes so-called Almond Milk and I just find that to be repulsive.
I am often questioned about the vintage watch that is always worn on my right wrist. Some are intrigued by the way it looks. It does seem to have a sense of sweet, dainty Southern charm to it. I love it for all of those reasons as well, but that is not my reason for wearing it every day.
We all remember what we were doing on specific days of historical significance. The day JFK was assassinated. The day the space shuttle Challenger exploded. And September 11, 2001.
Public colleges and universities should be free and open to the exchange of ideas—places where our future teachers, lawyers, doctors, judges, community leaders and voters can exercise their constitutionally-protected freedom of speech.
Listen to 1819 News' Parker Snider on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss tax relief for Alabama citizens and the excuses lawmakers make for not doing it.
The American people have a lot to say to their leaders in Washington, but too often no one is listening.
In the fight to control words, another unfortunate casualty has been the word “equity.” From the founding of our nation until now, equity has had a very different meaning than how the left is using it nowadays.
Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the Biden administration's desired changes to Title IX that would allow school administrators to help children transition to transgender without parental consent.
Listen to 1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the controversy surrounding the Alabama State School Board Association and their accusation that grassroots parent organization LOCAL Alabama spreads misinformation, while LOCAL Alabama accuses the Association of not wanting to know if CRT and SEL are illegally being taught in schools.