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Amie Beth Shaver: Narcissists directing COVID policies

Just so we're clear. We're dealing with malignant narcissists. Y'all know that, right? You know, the ones that suffer from delusions...

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Krissie Allen: America’s Negativity Crisis

While I was growing up, my dad would wake me up in the morning by knocking on my bedroom door and saying in his most upbeat voice,...

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Phil Williams: Leading from behind, again

This past week was a major week in US foreign policy. That’s major with a capital “M.” After the Afghanistan debacle and combined with...

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Richard Simmons: Why leaders fail

Stephen Covey often spoke of how leadership development has changed. He said that all the relevant literature on leadership that was...

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Ray Melick: What were once vices are now legislative priorities

The band “The Doobie Brothers” (ask your parents) put out an album way back in 1974 with the title, “What were once vices are now habits.”...

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Caylah Coffeen: Who stands for the Asian Americans?

Tensions are rising again in the East. China continues to close the noose around Taiwan. Russia seeks to invade Ukraine. The more Communists...

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Justin Bogie: More money coming in should mean less money taken out of Alabama pockets

In 2021, more state revenues flowed into Alabama than ever before. An extra $1.2 billion compared to 2020. And there is more money...

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KCarl Smith: Only in America - Immigration

I have written about this before, and it bears repeating: Frederick Douglass is undoubtedly America’s greatest liberty messenger. I...

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Matt Murphy: A love letter to Alabama

It was supposed to be a fling. Hanky-panky. Not quite a one-night stand…but close.  One of those summer camp romances that come and...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Abortion, a follow up

“Mom. What would have happened to us if your mom didn't have you?" The child who asked was little. I was shocked by the question. Still,...

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Krissie Allen: The competing visions hanging in the balance of Dobbs

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor posed a telling question during last week’s oral arguments in Dobbs v....

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Phil Williams: Surveillance vs. Security

I’m that guy that turns off the location setting on my phone when I’m not using it. I am also that guy that very often puts a piece...

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Erica Thomas: Boxes of hope and forgiveness

Going through boxes of memories can really take you back in time. I remember finding my third-grade diary in a box at my parent’s house....

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Richard Simmons: "You don't expect me to do that every day, do you?"

Hans Selye was a scientist from Canada who was the true pioneer in discovering the impact of emotions on a person’s health. He wrote...

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Randy Tatano: The billboard wedding

People often ask me, “What’s the craziest story you ever covered?” I don’t even need a second to think about it. It was the time a...

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Sean of the South: Fire Fighters

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  The sky above Surry County, North Carolina, smells of burnt wood and heavy soot tonight. The atmosphere...

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Caylah Coffeen: Generational lines blur in a stand for life

Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Center, the case which we all hope will overturn Roe v. Wade. Many...

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Krissie Allen: The enchanting wisdom in Coach Saban’s epic rant

As culturally blasphemous as it is for this Alabamian to admit, I am not ordinarily enchanted by sports. Even after Alabama’s miraculous...

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Ray Melick: We have met the enemy, and he is us

When I saw the press release that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was passing a law that banned businesses from requiring vaccination against...

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KCarl Smith: I'm an African-American

For years, I have heard prominent Conservatives, whether they are Black or White, suggest that Blacks should refrain from calling themselves...

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Amie Beth Shaver: It was a secret, but a secret that gave me life

It was a secret. I was carried quietly by a 17-year-old girl. No one in her senior class knew I existed. I’m grateful that she gave...

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Matt Clark: What to expect from the Supreme Court today

In 1973, the United States Supreme Court issued its worst decision of all time: Roe v. Wade. In a decision made not by the people’s...

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Justin Bogie: Tax cuts seem to be everywhere - except in Alabama's future

Kansas, one of a handful of states alongside Alabama that still fully taxes the sale of food, recently announced a bipartisan plan...

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Ray Melick: When it comes to money, Alabama is singing a new tune

As much as I love the song “Stars Fell on Alabama,’’ maybe it’s time to change the state’s official tune. How about the oldy but goody...

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Matt Murphy: Scrooge and the gift of political chaos that keeps on giving

Happy Christmas, everyone! I hope all are stuffed with Thanksgiving leftovers and have avoided a fall from the ladder setting up your...

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Tommy Tuberville: Biden's anti-family agenda

By Sen. Tommy Tuberville Our great country was founded on the idea that freedom leads to prosperity — the American dream. This country...

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Phil Williams: Politics - It's all in the details

Some folks like to say “the devil’s in the details.” Not me. I believe that God is in the details. Details are what make the big picture...

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