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Guest Editorial: Every day should be Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

As a nation, we recently mourned on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday the almost sixty-two million babies of all races killed by abortion...

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Phil Williams: When politicians lose their air cover

In Army slang, I am a ground-pounder. My personal background in the military includes time in the Infantry, both straight-leg and airborne....

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Richard Simmons: As life gets better, life gets worse

A number of years ago, Forbes Magazine celebrated 75 years as a publication. They issued a special edition that you would have thought...

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Ray Melick: Forget Black or White, we need districts that hold elected officials accountable

When that federal three-judge panel ruled that Alabama’s redistricting plan passed by the legislature in a 2021 special session violated...

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Caylah Coffeen: Fighting when we should be identifying

It’s a new year, a new semester, and young people are generally back in person at colleges. But what demographics are represented these...

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1819 News: Letters to the Editor

A response to an Op-ed by Rep Debbie Wood (District 38) on the Waterford Upstart pilot program in schools.

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KCarl Smith: Turkey-Republicans

The 2022 Primary Election season is in full swing. With the Alabama Primaries scheduled for May 24, Republican candidates are committing...

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Guest Editorial: Why can’t Alabama have a second minority Congressional District?

On January 24th, a three federal judge panel ruled that the Congressional District map approved by the Alabama Legislature in 2021...

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Andrea Tice: What exactly is the Public Service Commission?

It’s an election year and there are many state positions up for grabs, including the Public Service Commission (PSC). So, what is the...

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Amie Beth Shaver: 'What are you looking at, ugly?'

The phrase, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” is a lie from the pit of hell. Can we please agree...

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Guest Editorial: This perpetual state of emergency has forgotten 'we the people'

By Stephanie Holden Smith   The state of Alabama – our state - has been in a perpetual “state of emergency” since Governor Kay Ivey...

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Chad Mathis: Exchanging healthcare heroes for healthcare scapegoats

Recently, the Supreme Court upheld a Biden vaccine mandate that would require all healthcare providers at facilities participating...

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Matt Clark: The Moore-Corfman case is far more important than you realize

This week, Leigh Corfman’s lawsuit against Roy Moore for defamation finally goes to trial. After Roy Moore, the two-time Chief Justice...

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Joey Clark: Better to take risks than to live in fear

Contrary to partisan bugaboos, the United States remains an exceptional nation, even in regard to its own unique despotism. While partisans...

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Krissie Allen: Prioritize the offense, or taking the battle inside out

Christians have been increasingly playing defense in society’s culture wars. Much of this is owed to progressives attempting to mock,...

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Ray Melick: It couldn't get any better ... until it did

It can’t get any better than this. How many times did you say that this weekend, watching four NFL playoff games that were possibly...

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Phil Williams: Hey, Twitter! I'm your huckleberry!

Well, it's official.  I have joined the ranks of those who have been banned from Twitter. Somehow, someway, I offended the gods of...

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Richard Simmons: The dragon in the room

Close to twenty-five years ago, I read some words from Jack Welch that had a real impact on my life. Welch took General Electric, a...

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Caylah Coffeen: Is COVID revealing or suppressing real issues?

I don’t know about you, but I’m deathly sick of hearing about COVID. I never thought I’d miss celebrity gossip, but at this point,...

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Ray Melick: Real voter suppression is when you don't vote

The calls used to come with some regularity. “President Trump is a dictator,’’ the angry voice would scream. To which I would respond,...

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Justin Bogie: Rush to spend ARPA funds is feeding government rather than taking less from the people

On Wednesday, the Alabama Legislature convened a special session within the 2022 Regular Legislative Session, that will determine how...

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KCarl Smith: The Left can't bear to allow true free speech

Often in politics, there is the right side of an issue and a wrong side. But without our God-given freedom of speech, how would we,...

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Erica Thomas: Time for Alabama to channel a little "Towanda"

The 1991 film, “Fried Green Tomatoes” is as southern as it gets. A story from the early 1900s, taking place in a small Alabama town....

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Amie Beth Shaver: Dear Salt, thank you

"Mom. I think you should try it." Easy for her to say, as I stood ankle-deep amid a snowstorm called Izzy, a Saskatchewan Screamer....

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Joey Clark: The unfortunate lesson of bowling alone

A recent shooting at Montgomery’s Bama Lanes on the Atlanta Highway reminds me of two things. First, I am reminded of Robert Putnam’s...

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Krissie Allen: CASEL demonstrates the limits of Social Emotional Learning

There comes a time when we all have to come to terms with our limits — with what is our responsibility, our role, or even our capability....

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Phil Williams: When our mayors - and governor! - provide cover for breaking the law

A few years ago, I realized that I had never read the classic book To Kill A Mockingbird by Alabama’s own Harper Lee. How did that...

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