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KCarl Smith: Elon Musk recognizes current state of Democratic Party

Democrats across the country suffered a nervous breakdown when Elon Musk disclosed that he would be voting for Republicans in the next election ─ having voted for only Democrats in the past. Democrats are angry with Musk because he is applying the Scientific Method to how he will cast his vote ─ using critical thinking skills. 

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Matt Clark: How the heroes of Benghazi may have saved the Unborn

Today, I want to share a story about two American heroes who laid down their lives to save their friends. But what they didn’t know is that their sacrifice could have saved tens of millions of others.

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Parker Snider: Even California Democrats are considering how to give money back to the people!

The state of California, like many other state governments which have been bolstered by high spending and federal handouts, is experiencing a budget surplus. For the Golden State, this year’s surplus is a staggering $97 billion.

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Ray Melick talks the primary races on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the primary races being decided as they spoke.

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Joey Clark: What is history to a hero?

Election days have a way of turning grand pronouncements into self-serving tropes. The more I hear phrases such as “we are at a tipping point” or “this is the most important election ever in history."

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Ray Melick: Thank you for your vote

The truth is, by choosing to not participate in the election process, those people who don’t vote have given those of us who do, power - over their very lives, their laws, their rights, their citizenship.

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Phil Williams: Let your voice be heard!

This bad idea, which was poorly executed and fraught with disaster, received such a public outcry that even the usual tone-deaf Biden Administration had to do something. You see, that’s what happens when good people speak out!

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Readers React: To what to remember when voting and being 'woke'

Our readers react to recent stories or current events:

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Stephanie Holden Smith: False unity and the people of faith

There is no such thing as a "culture war." That’s not to say that we’re not in a surface war with each other in our society, only that the specific term “culture war” is used by opportunists on both sides of the aisle to silence advocates for change.

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Sean of the South: Sister Angel

I saw her in the supermarket, wearing a dark habit. The old nun was meandering through the aisles, consulting a paper list with a pencil. Her medieval gown looked so wonderfully out of place in our fast-paced modern world.

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Richard Simmons: Protecting our greatest treasure

What we all must realize is that all material objects decrease in enjoyment and satisfaction over time. What this means is that our possessions fail to give us any degree of lasting happiness.

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Ray Melick: Saban never says anything without knowing what he wants to happen

When the most successful football coach in college history accused Texas A&M and Jackson State of (legally) buying players, he did so with a purpose.

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Daniel Sutter: Birmingham vs. Nashville, and how cutting taxes pays off

Nashville has become “a destination for technology, culture, and business investment.”  Could Birmingham have prospered similarly?

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Caylah Coffeen: Huntsville ranking proves we can change

But even on a small scale, Huntsville’s cultural growth promises that we’ll one day rival Nashville, Atlanta, Austin, and other famous southern cities. But what makes a city great and famous? And how can we plan for a greater future right here in Huntsville?

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Ray Melick talks the Senate race and Saban's athlete recruiting comments on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the Republican Senate Primary race and Alabama football coach Nick Saban's bombshell comments on athlete recruiting.

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KCarl Smith: The people's right to keep and bear arms

Many Americans were shot and killed over the last weekend, and some of the shootings apparently involved racial hatred.

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Justin Bogie: Gas, grocery taxes crushing Alabama families; is this the leadership we want?

Next week, Alabama voters will cast their votes for the 2022 Primary Election.

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Matt Clark: A good judge's bad call on Alabama's Child Protection Act

Nearly two centuries ago, Hans Christian Andersen wrote a proverbial tale that is worth revisiting frequently.

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Amie Beth Shaver: The election is coming; do you remember?

Alabama's election is next week.

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Casey Wardynski: Education must focus on children's needs

Education must focus on children's needs, and parents must have the discretion to place their children in the educational environment that best prepares their children for life and work

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Joey Clark: Enjoy the sunshine, even if tomorrow looks like rain

Am I the only one in Alabama who can’t wait for this election cycle to end?

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Dr. Julia Boothe: New telehealth law includes important patient protections

Alabama physicians will have to brush up on their “webside manner” now that a new law is on the books to improve the delivery of telehealth to patients across the state.

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Phil Williams: The first rule of Fight Club

By now you’ve likely heard about the inexplicable mix of joy and anger coming by way of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Readers react: Concerns of compromise by legislature, and Sean of the South

Our readers react to recent stories or current events, including a recent column by CEO Bryan Dawson.

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Sean of the South: The Hugger

I was in Texas a few years ago, giving a speech in the elementary school auditorium. She was sitting in the front row. She laughed at all my jokes. She laughed first. She laughed loudest.

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Richard Simmons: Is God watching?

Have you ever given much thought to how certain people can commit unspeakably evil deeds? Most of us assume they are mentally deranged and sick, and in some instances they are.

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Caylah Coffeen: You can talk, but can you have a conversation?

With Elon Musk’s recent takeover of Twitter, and the violent pro-abortion protests following the leaked draft of SCOTUS’s opinion on Roe, discussions of free speech have flared hotly yet again.

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