Though I possess no special gift of foresight, allow me to venture a few small predictions about the future of Alabama politics.
You may have heard of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the famous explorer who launched a mission to explore Antarctica over a century ago. I have read that the outcome of his Antarctic mission was deemed both a great failure and one of the greatest human achievements ever. Legend has it that when Shackleton was looking for men, he didn't want any galavanters or dandies, so he ran a very blunt ad that said precisely what was needed.
There once sat a tall oak tree on the very top of the property owned by my family. I distinctly remember it as a child. It was tall and majestic — one of those things you could never forget. My grandparents had farmed the land and kept it up, so while there for the summers, I spent many days around that tree.
I write this letter to you, the people of Alabama, as a warning to those who serve on governmental mountains and to the Church, meaning my fellow Christians.
The Alabama Jobs Act is set to expire on July 31, 2023, meaning that economic incentives could be a major topic during next year’s regular legislative session.
Some of the best baseball players to ever grace the diamond were denied entry to the Major Leagues solely because they were African-American. Instead, they performed in the “Negro Leagues,” in the shadows of the Majors, until 1947.
We are seeing the government create wars in the minds of our children.
Listen to 1819 News Reporter Craig Monger on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the prisoner beating caught on video at the Elmore Correctional Facility and conditions in the prisons.
Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss lockdown learning loss in children and recent FOIA revelations that teacher unions heavily influenced CDC school lockdown and masking policies.
Recent results from the National Center for Education Progress show severe learning losses during the pandemic and the (over)response to it.
While it's crucial to remind citizens of their civic duty and to embolden individuals to contact their representatives and join other initiatives to enact change, it is also imperative to equip them to do so and to do it well.
Last month, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 19 other states in a letter to BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, challenging BlackRock’s use of ESG as investment criteria when managing state pension funds.
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.