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.
Thirty-two states have enacted some form of tax relief for citizens in 2022. Missouri is poised to become the 33rd.
The Alabama Association of School Boards fall district meeting for District 5 was held on Tuesday, August 30, at Hoover High School.
Listen to 1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the controversy over the Alabama Association of School Boards and its criticism of LOCAL Alabama, a grassroots parent organization, and her ALEA Marine Patrol ridealong over the weekend.
Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the changes desired to Title IX by the Biden administration, including that schools could transition children to transgender without parental consent and that religious institutions would be forced to hire those whose morality doesn't align with that institution.
Each election season, I find it all so beautiful, horrifying, and absurd — beautiful to see people become wary of power upon having to give it up, horrifying to see people once wary of power trivialize its hazards now that it is in their hands, and absurd to see how dominant political personalities have become for a supposed "government of laws and not men."
On day one of the Biden administration, he signed a sweeping executive order, “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” That order unleashed an assault on Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination in educational programs and activities, including athletics, on the basis of sex.
Why, at a time when Alabama’s state government has its largest surplus in state history, is our legislature not acting more like Missouri and so many other states?
As a little girl, I can remember looking forward to the summertime. The smell of breakfast being cooked in the kitchen by my grandmother, or “Nanny” as I called her. She was up around 5 in the morning to fix a full spread for PawPaw to eat before he left for work. I remember it was ready right before he sat down to eat.