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Richard Simmons: To believe without evidence

You are probably not familiar with the name William Kingdon Clifford. He was a philosopher who lived in England 150 years ago. He was...

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Guest Editorial: A wakeup call from north of the border

A few weeks back, a convoy of trucks left the west coast of Canada, bound for the nation’s capital of Ottawa. The convoy’s express...

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Chad Mathis: Overdose deaths continue to increase; is Washington going to do anything?

Drug overdose deaths have reached another record high. In the 12-month period ending in September 2021, it is estimated that 104,288...

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Caylah Coffeen: On Ukraine, and the balance between tyranny and inaction

Why doesn’t the youth care about foreign policy? Why didn’t we weep over the horrors in Afghanistan and why is our blood not boiling,...

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Matt Clark; Let the people work!

Right now, nearly every American is feeling the effects of out-of-control inflation and other economic problems. My guess is that most...

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Guest Editorial: House Republicans didn't go down slippery slope on HB2; they jumped off the cliff

I found myself doing something strange as I was listening to the House debate recently on HB 2, better known as the “anti-riot bill;”...

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KCarl Smith: 'IN-reach' must come before 'OUT-reach'

This opinion piece is a follow-up to my editorial which was published on January 27 about diversity outreach. That piece was entitled,...

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Ray Melick: If only legislators fought as hard for their constituents as does the AEA

It is hard to fault the Alabama Education Association (AEA) when it comes to representing its constituents. If only, when it came to...

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Justin Bogie: Senators, please don’t “Do it Again”

“Oops! I did it again.” Most anyone living over the past two decades probably recognizes the lyric from the Britney Spears song of...

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Amie Beth Shaver: How do we survive this wreck of Alabama education?

We came upon the accident in the middle of that recent weather event that hit the country in January, the result of what is known as...

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Justin Bogie: Targeted tax cuts are good, but the target should be so much bigger

Last week the legislature began touting the fact that lawmakers expect to pass $100 million in targeted tax cuts this session. Combined...

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Joey Clark: Nincompoops and questioning the regime 'truths'

Imbeciles are always and everywhere. Nitwits are pervasive among us no matter the school of thought or political stripe. They have...

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Phil Williams: On Parent's Choice Act, go big or go home

I’ve had some very interesting conversations lately with key people in the State House about the current situation with pending legislation...

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Richard Simmons: Does truth really matter?

The great American author, Flannery O’Connor once made the assertion that “Christianity is worthless if it is not true.” Though I...

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Guest Editorial: Enough with the money; what about the kids?

Virginia has turned Red from the top to the bottom. They recently elected a Republican governor, Republican lieutenant governor, and...

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Caylah Coffeen: Gen Z asks 'Who am I?'

Recently I ran a small poll among friends and family around my age, asking about their emotional response to the conflict between Russia...

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Justin Bogie: Stop the insanity! Unleash School Choice for all

Some people define insanity as doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Alabama’s Education Trust Fund...

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Daniel Sutter: Education and Alabama’s Economy

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University has produced a report for the Alabama Innovation Commission, Innovative Alabama. Last...

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KCarl Smith: 'Politico-schizophrenic,' and how to avoid being one

I grew up in a very staunch Christian and Democratic home. If you had asked me 20 years ago why I was a Democrat, my answer would have...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Watching Super Bowl glitterati without masks; meanwhile in Alabama...

Moose, one of our bullmastiffs, got a bath the other day. Emmy scrubbed. I held the door. Moose saw me, a.k.a., “the lady who gives...

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Krissie Allen: Instead of a return to 'normal,' let's try for 'better'

It was an uplifting sight last week to see a video of a Las Vegas elementary school erupting with cheers, squeals and dance in response...

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Joey Clark: Liberty isn't to blame for what the Leviathan has wrought

Despite the triumphant march of America’s leviathan government throughout the 20th century to this day, individualism and political...

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Ray Melick: And just like that, football season is over

And just like that, football season is over. Of course, there is no “just like that” like the Super Bowl, that truly American spectacle...

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Phil Williams: In the words of Captain America, "No! YOU move!"

AT THE ROOT OF THE FREEDOM FIGHT You’re likely keenly aware of the fact that progressive liberals have little respect and place little...

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Sean of the South: When in Bama

The anti-Alabama letters keep coming in. “I read that you’re moving to Alabama, Sean,” the email began, “and I’m not trying to talk...

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Richard Simmons: Who decides what is moral?

We live in a time where people are truly perplexed over what has gone wrong with our world. There seems to be so much instability in...

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Caylah Coffeen: Will gender disagreements make Conservatives a house divided?

Today, I bring you a report on the latest gender battle. Date: 2/7/22 Location: the fields of Twitter Casualties: human decency, sanity,...

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