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Joey Clark: Political bigotry

Bigot — a person who is intolerant of people with different opinions or innate characteristics than their own.

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Lew Burdette: It shouldn't take millions of dollars to win in Alabama

Listen, my friend. Listen as if your world depended on it. Because it's that time of the year again, when the haves are going to sell...

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Phil Williams: Huntsville and Birmingham, a tale of two cities

I have no patience for leadership that passes the buck. Recently on Rightside Radio, I took issue with the leadership of Birmingham’s liberal Mayor Randall Woodfin.

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Buck Clemons: Watch out for upcoming legislative shenanigans
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Readers React: Wonderful story on mom texting deceased son
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Richard Simmons: The presence of a moral law

(Part 3 of a three-part series on God’s signposts; see Part 1 here; Part 2 here) The third signpost that we should consider is the...

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Sean of the South: Dear Naomi Judd

Dear Naomi Judd, I heard you died yesterday. You were 76 years young and lovely. Your family said you died from “mental illness.” No...

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Caylah Coffeen: When information threatens national security

Americans are quite wary or straight-up angry about the creation of the Disinformation Governance Board under the Department of Homeland...

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Krissie Allen: Overturning Roe allows Alabama to decide for itself

The recent leak of the United States Supreme Court draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has stirred strong...

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Ray Melick: The Roe decision, and a mom who is 'happily raising' a son she wanted to abort

In an Associated Press story this week with the title “Abortion restrictions are racist,” a woman who moved to Mississippi from Chicago...

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Matt Clark: Praying that the justices won't flinch on Roe

Monday night, a person with access to the Supreme Court’s internal documents leaked a copy of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in...

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Amie Beth Shaver: We know what life is. Let's preserve it.

My granddaughter has her mother's eyes. And her daddy's nose. When she yawns, her tiny mouth forms a perfect circle. The handiwork...

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Joey Clark: The Leviathan state is what really divides us

“Destroyers, are they who lay snares for many, and call it the state: they hang a sword and a hundred cravings over them. Where there...

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Alabama Republican Party has a big tent, but does it have principles?

Students of history know that the Republican Party was established as the Whig Party collapsed in the 1850s. But those who have focused...

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Phil Williams: The thought police are coming

Ok, so we’ve all heard about the epic novel by George Orwell titled "1984". It’s a part of pop culture and has morphed into one of...

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Readers react to Roy Brook, Alabama spending, and ballot counting process

Our readers react to recent stories or current events: June Calloway, from Vestavia Hills, read the profile entitled A true American...

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Will Sellers: With a history of more lows than highs, Cinco de Mayo is worth celebrating

May is an interesting month for our neighbors to the south. This year, Mexico commemorates the 200th anniversary of the coronation...

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Richard Simmons: God's signpost of love

(Part 2 of a three-part series on God’s signposts; see Part 1 here) A second signpost that points to the existence of God is the mystery...

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Mo Brooks: Britt and Durant run from public debates

Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl worked diligently for months to set up a U.S. Senate Republican candidate debate for broadcast...

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Guest Editorial: Setting the record straight on Alabama’s Child Protection laws

We knew it was coming. When Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill became law-keeping teachers from discussing age-inappropriate...

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Ray Melick: Musk plunges into the battle over free speech; good for him - and us

Democracy dies in darkness. That’s the motto, adopted in 2017, of the Washington Post, arguably the most influential media outlet in...

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Justin Bogie: When it comes to spending, Alabama is 'bluer' than New York and California

When you rank states in terms of their political leanings, places like California and New York are probably near the top of the list...

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KCarl Smith: Elon Musk, a friend of freedom

  Elon Musk is a modern-day Frederick Douglass. His “Twitter takeover” is a significant victory in the battle for Liberty vs. Tyranny...

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Elliott Wang: Supporting Taiwan’s participation in the WHO

Since the beginning of relations, Alabama and Taiwan have worked closely with one another, lending aid to each other and finding new...

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Ray Melick: For Ivey to be the voice of the people, she needs to show up to be heard

Six candidates were on stage Tuesday night in Huntsville; six candidates wanted to convince you that they should be the next governor...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Imagining a leader who does what he says he will do, then goes home

Sixteen days isn't a lot of time to get much done. Or is it? Does the name Cincinnatus ring a bell? It was 458 B.C. when Cincinnatus,...

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Joey Clark: Has government gotten smaller since Richard Shelby became a Republican?

“Conservatism is progressivism driving the speed limit.” Michael Malice On the afternoon of Nov. 9, 1994, the sun shone on a beautiful...

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