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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stephanie Holden Smith: Stop looking for safe; start looking for truth

I’m so tired of the term “safe”. We’ve been inundated with it for over two years now, maybe more. Safe spaces where no one can possibly...

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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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Readers React: On Maxine Waters, CRT and COVID vaccines

Our readers react to recent stories or current events:  Darel Edward Veal of Hazel Green read our story, “U.S. Rep. Waters decries...

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Phil Williams: Doctors, lawyers, and undertakers

I have this theory I formed based upon years of not-so-scientific observation: I postulate that doctors, lawyers and undertakers will...

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Richard Simmons: God's signposts

Renowned philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas believed and taught that God has left his imprint on life and on the world in which...

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Caylah Coffeen: Who should we vote for?

I still haven’t decided who I’m going to vote for in the Senate and governor races. Many of my peers are also undecided and, overall,...

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Andrea Tice: That’s some bold-face Balderdash, ‘Govna’

What a shame there is no such thing as political perjury charges for candidates in an election year. The potential threat of handcuffs...

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KCarl Smith: My political awakening

This is Part 2 of a two-part series regarding my political awakening. Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) on Civil Rights In the majority of history...

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