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Ray Melick: Mo Brooks, woke? Seriously?

I would have choked on my Cheerios, if I had been eating any, or sprayed my Diet Coke, if I had been drinking one. Fortunately for...

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KCarl Smith: Apostle Paul: Trump the race card

The Left constantly plays the race card to shame Conservatives and silence our voices. As a result, this keeps us on the defense. We...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Blue Bloods and March Madness

"Do you know what happened?" It was Chris. I could not read his voice. I was at a volleyball tournament with Molly. I'd watched the...

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Justin Bogie: Do the priorities of the Legislature match those of the people?

When the Alabama Legislature returns from its spring break next week, there will be just seven legislative days remaining in the 2022...

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Auburn's Flynt, Johnson endorse Packard

Letter to the Editor: Every election for every public office is important in a democracy. In the upcoming election, the election for...

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Joey Clark: War is no friend of American liberty

We can forgive a man who loses his temper, but to lose one’s temperance lock, stock and barrel? That is a damnable offense. Without...

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a term that has been used in the field of psychology for years but has only recently become a term that many people...

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Phil Williams: A gas tax holiday - why would they not?

Charlene and I were talking recently about what it’s like to try to interpret God’s will. To be sure, He is a God of clarity, not a...

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Richard Simmons: How do you compare?

Have you ever thought about how profoundly our lives are shaped by the presence of the people in our lives? Recently I was speaking...

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Joe Godfrey: Ten reasons to oppose a state lottery

On Tuesday of this week, Rep. Chip Brown introduced two “lottery only” bills in the Alabama House of Representatives — House Bill 501...

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Caylah Coffeen: Muddling through state money

Finances are not my thing. I don’t like to touch budgets, investing, or the like with a 10-foot pole. But in the spirit of being an...

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Justin Bogie: Gov. Ivey and lawmakers could ease pain at the pump, they just don’t want to

Alabama gas prices recently broke a record: the price of gas is now higher than it has ever been in state history. But just like record...

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Scott Stantis: Amateur!

Scott Stantis lives in Birmingham and is currently the editorial cartoonist for The Chicago Tribune. He previously was the staff cartoonist...

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KCarl Smith: Serving and working are the paths to prosperity

This is the final series on the successful strategy of Frederick Douglass, our country’s greatest American Dream Story:            1st...

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Ray Melick: Fill out your NCAA bracket in blue

Start with Blue. That’s your safest bet when filling out your NCAA Tournament bracket this year – and you know you will. Millions of...

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Daniel Sutter: Sports and World Events

Birmingham hosts the World Games this July, an Olympics-like competition for non-Olympic sports. The lineup includes softball, bowling,...

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Amie Beth Shaver: When it comes to fixing the math problem, who is counting?

Raise your hand. Who struggled with math? I did. But I was never allowed to dumb it down. Were you? Of course not.  Because no one...

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API: Why “Bring home the bacon” if it means Alabamians can’t afford to buy it?

Federal spending continues to rise, and Alabama Senator Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) is behind it again. Late last week, Congress...

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Joey Clark: Bless our hearts, but is voting for Ivey really a vote for Ainsworth?

Only in Alabama could we turn blessings into curses. We all know the rule: if you don’t have anything nice to say in the Heart of Dixie,...

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Don Keith: To solve the gas crisis, the government must get out of the way

We went on a quick road trip this week that brought us through our third hometown: Mobile, Alabama. While there, we had to drive out...

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Craig Monger: Transgender questions need answering before sacrificing the next generation

The Alabama legislature is currently debating banning the practice of gender-related hormone therapy and surgery. The bill would prohibit...

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Phil Williams: The best of the best!

Location, location, location. That’s the old rule in real estate, right? You can have the best house in the worst neighborhood and...

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Congressman Mike Rogers: Biden's Socialist Policies Are Hurting Americans

The harm to our economy caused by Joe Biden's socialist wish list is growing worse every day. Self-inflicted crises have dominated...

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Stephanie Holden Smith: A funny thing happened at the Governors' forum

1819 News, Eagle Forum, LOCAL Alabama, and Thatcher Coalition hosted a gubernatorial forum in Birmingham last week. It’s political...

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Richard Simmons: The two sides of power

Several years ago, I wrote a blog about how nations rule over their people. It was a contrast between the Communist dictatorships of...

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Guest Editorial: Bama's plunging academic reputation

University of Alabama alumni, indeed most Alabamians, delight in the high caliber of Crimson Tide athletics. Coach Nick Saban consistently...

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Perry Hooper: State Republicans need to stay out of smoke-filled back rooms

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” No truer words have ever been spoken. I am worried that the Alabama...

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