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Sean of the South: Wise ole words

I asked a handful of friends for words of wisdom from elders in their lives. The rules were simple, the wisdom giver had to (a) be over 75, and (b) they had to be—technically—still alive.

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Jennifer Oliver O’Connell: Abortionists are using Alabama’s IVF case to promote their cause

Politicians and legacy media have reduced the decision to a slogan: “Alabama bans IVF.” This is patently dishonest.

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Nick Treglia: Bring back beauty to Birmingham streets

Cultivating beautiful architecture is good for the eyes and the soul. If I must languish in America’s 136th-largest city, I’d prefer it to be beautiful.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: When it comes to gambling and crime, do we really think Alabama will be different?

When gambling is legalized, both legal and illegal gambling increase.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: The Casino Coast?

Don’t let our family-friendly beaches become the casino coast.

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Jennifer Wolverton: Navigating the CHOOSE Act maze

Welcome to the twisting paths of Alabama's CHOOSE Act, a law that is supposed to make choosing schools as easy as picking your favorite app on your phone.

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Gerrick Wilkins: Reclaiming our republic – the urgent call for term limits

Feb. 27, 2024 marks the 73rd anniversary of the 22nd Amendment, reminding us of a fundamental truth: just as term limits are good for a president, they are essential for Congress. 

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Joey Clark: Is Trump really a unique threat to democracy?

Playing on people's insecurities and fears of "the other" is not exclusive to America First. These are not flaws of a know-nothing populist reactionary movement but features of democracy itself.  

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Bryan Dawson: November gambling vote is a GOP-sponsored get-out-the-vote campaign for Democrats

If Alabama’s Republican leaders and members of the Alabama Senate don’t want to encourage vote turnout for their opponents, then they must take a stand and kill the gambling bill before it has any chance to create irreparable damages for their party nationwide.

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Phil Williams: Like lemmings to the pronoun sea

Someone somewhere threw some pronoun lemmings off a proverbial cliff and the left-wing world bought the lie and went with it!

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Christine Carr: Solomon, the baby and IVF clinics

As a medical professional, my heart breaks for IVF parents, and I am angry about the medical manipulation currently on display in our state.

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Bart Harmon: Alabama history proves that legalized gambling and corrupt government go hand in hand

Every time Alabama’s government dips its toe in the murky waters of legalized gambling, we see a flood of destructive corrupting influence follow.

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Ashley Carter: The most powerful weapon

In a world where our words can be used as weapons or tools for healing, it is so important to realize the true impact our words have on those around us.

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Sean of the South: Lake Martin

Lake Martin is flat. Mirror flat. It is a perfect evening. The sun is low. The crickets are singing in full stereo. And I’m visiting with old ghosts.

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Amie Beth Shaver: And now a word with our Alabama Senators...

It’s tragic, isn’t it, that gambling is back? It's tragic because people who should know and do better won’t.

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Charles Kiplinger: Failure to exercise voting rights will likely erode our First and Second Amendment rights

Many believe and argue that the First and Second Amendments are the most important Constitutional rights, but without exercising these four amendments on voting, you may well see the first two erode before your eyes.

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Laura Clark: A person's a person no matter where they are

Overall, this opinion is a landmark decision. It will reshape the largely unregulated IVF industry and give dignity and sanctity to the lives of many unborn children.

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U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville: Border crisis and impeachment of Secretary Mayorkas

The American people demand, and deserve, that those responsible for this border crisis be held accountable.

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Kristin Landers: Top 20 reasons not to support casinos, sports betting and a statewide lottery in Alabama

Here are 20 reasons why those in the Alabama Legislature – and their constituents – should resist supporting expanding and legalizing gambling in the state.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: Maybe we don't have to gamble, but we do have to live with the results

To Alabama voters: Rise up, speak up, and say to your legislators and anyone who will listen, “Don’t gamble with Alabama’s future!”

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U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer: Don’t let the UAW kill the magic of Alabama’s auto industry

It is up to us to keep the industrial magic of our state alive by keeping Alabama strong. We must keep Alabama open for business.

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Joey Clark: Alabama should buy Bitcoin

Alabama should prepare for Bitcoin’s potential upside rather than simply cracking down as though Bitcoin’s only prospect is a dangerous and risky downside to be corralled and constrained.  

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Phil Williams: Whoopin' up on the gambling strawman

If you’re an advocate for the expansion of gambling in Alabama then just say so. But if you say one thing and vote another, then it taints the process.

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KCarl Smith: The perpetual struggle for liberty

Conservatives must employ a persuasive message of liberty that is so robust that the left can’t question it, can’t attack it, and can’t defeat it.

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Brandon Shoupe: The bureaucratic storms of FEMA

FEMA needs a reform. It needs administrative reform, and its system of assistance needs to reflect the realities of border counties.

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Ashley Carter: Aging gracefully

Aging can come with some negative aspects, but there are many things we can do to get through those negative things.

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Sean of the South: Boiled

There truly is nothing better than a bulled pee-nut.

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