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Phil Williams: We must never, ever forget

If we don’t take the steps necessary to ensure that our nation's greatness and the sacrifices of our founders are accurately remembered, then we will one day be like the burning forgotten cemetery lost in the middle of the woods, and “nobody knew it was there."

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Randy Tatano: The TV live shot from hell

Back in the day, people thought I had a glamour job as a television reporter, and on occasion, it felt that way.

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Ashley Carter: Kindness still exists

In a world full of confusion and uncertainty, taking the time to show a little extra kindness and compassion is never a bad idea. 

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Ali Elizabeth Turner: The lunch counter

I was only 7 years old when the “lunch counter sit-ins” began to happen all over the South, and I remember it well.

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Dr. Daniel Sutter: Alabama’s workforce participation issue

America’s labor force participation rate has fallen for two decades, with large drops during the Great Recession and COVID-19 pandemic. Alabama’s rate trails the national average, potentially hamstringing our economy.

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Sean of the South: The L word

Earlier this morning, I was on a radio show. The host drilled me with loaded questions. It was a disaster. I was supposed to be plugging my new book, instead the host was asking slanted questions about hot-button, divisive topics.

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Stantis: Professional educators with garbage ideas

Parents need to take control of what is being taught in schools and not let the "professionals" fill their kids' minds with a bunch of garbage.

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Matt Clark: The importance of Eagle Forum’s case

Let me explain why and what would be at stake if the Justice Department had been allowed to get away with beating up Eagle Forum.

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks the conflicts of interest of CDC officials on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the fact that the CDC has no power to mandate but to merely recommend, the conflicts of interest of CDC officials making recommendations and the attorneys general letter to the CDC asking them to not treat children as guinea pigs.

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Stantis: Failure is an option?

Alabama's fourth and eighth-grade mathematics scores have lacked improvement since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a report shows.

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

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Amie Beth Shaver on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss social media censorship and the awakening that parents experienced after COVID lockdowns allowed them to see what their children were being taught.

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KCarl Smith: The truth is coming out

Among the greatest gifts Frederick Douglass gave Americans during his life and today was to make us understand the truth about how elite Democrat slave plantation owners were exploiting black Americans.

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Justin Bogie: Lawmakers must use historic surplus to protect Alabamians, not protect government

State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman) said that a portion of the record surplus should be used to pay off existing state debt and the remainder to “create a savings account.”

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Amie Beth Shaver: We must take back control of our kids

We will not hand our culture over to queer theorists and gender Marxists. 

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1819 News Reporter Will Blakely talks NAEP scores on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Reporter Will Blakely on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the recently released NAEP scores and a ranking of Alabama cities based on a cost of living/crime rate ratio.

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks the state health officer 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 CDC's addition of the COVID jabs to the childhood vaccine schedule (which doesn't apply to Alabama), how the state health officer is appointed by a lobbying group, and how the state's regressive grocery tax needs to be repealed.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Children aren’t government guinea pigs

The CDC cannot require children to get vaccinations to attend school.

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Joey Clark: End the predatory grocery tax already

Do Alabama’s legislators and lobbyists have it too good?

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Phil Williams: No such thing as a free lunch

Legally, ethically, mentally and morally, the Biden student loan bailout is a bad idea fraught with negative second and third-order effects. It cannot go forward, and all necessary action should be taken to stop it.

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Randy Tatano: Hey, Alabama legislators — English, please

The convoluted language that is supposed to “inform” voters has gone too far.

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Ashley Carter: Finding joy in the imperfections

Take time to enjoy the opportunities to see the joy in the little imperfections that we call life.

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Sean of the South: Mobile, Alabama

This week, my wife and I visited the Callahan School for the Deaf & Blind with our dog. We were running late. Our vehicle squealed into the parking lot on two wheels.

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1819 News CEO Bryan Dawson talks voting tabulator audits on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News CEO Bryan Dawson on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the Dominion tabulator SD cards in a New Mexico county that have been seized as evidence after an audit produced discrepancies, and they questioned why such audits shouldn't be much more common.

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Emma Gibney: Progressive politics drive the 'S' in ESG

This “S” is the most subjective of an already subjective criteria and ranks companies based on how well they comply with several key progressive and political priorities.

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Matt Clark: Bad advice from the CDC and Freedom from Religion Foundation

Something must be in the air. It’s not just the cold weather and the flu. It’s the virus of bad advice, and it’s coming from the CDC and Freedom from Religion Foundation.

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Alabama Policy Institute: What voters should know about constitutional items on the November ballot

Election Day 2022 is now less than three weeks away. And while the focus for many voters may be on races for governor, U.S. Senate and the Alabama Legislature, there are also 10 constitutional amendments and a vote on the revised Constitution of Alabama 2022 that will appear on the ballot. 

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1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith talks Club for Growth ratings on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Contributor Stephanie Holden Smith on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss Club for Growth ratings and the feminist notion that men and women are the exact same thing.

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