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Joey Clark: We in the West cannot afford to forget the story of our own struggle for liberty

Where the old rhyme “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me” draws a true and useful distinction, it misses...

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Phil Williams: Montgomery's priorities are clearly out of order

Priorities of work. That’s a military term used in the Infantry to denote those things that have to take place in a certain order because,...

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Justin Bogie: Bigger doesn’t mean better for state fiscal policy

Last week the Alabama Senate passed a $2.7 billion State General Fund budget, the largest in Alabama history. The budget passed by...

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Will Sellers: God Save the Queen (Happy Birthday, Aretha)

Had she lived, the Queen of Soul would have been 80-years-old this month. For at least 60 of her 76 years, Aretha Franklin shared her...

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Richard Simmons: Hope in a modern world

I was talking with a professional counselor recently and he confirmed something I had heard. Modern psychology believes in the inherent...

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Ray Melick: We missed Opening Day - or at least, some of us did

We missed Opening Day. At least, some of us did. Major League Baseball’s Opening Day was “postponed,’’ according to MLB, due to a work-stoppage,...

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Scott Stantis: Gambling Bill

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

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Caylah Coffeen: Taxing ourselves out of our Constitutional rights

Hot in the legislature this week: House Bill 272, which would allow adult citizens in good standing to conceal their firearms without...

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Rep. Barry Moore: Biden’s alternate reality won’t fool leadership-starved Americans

The backdrop for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union lecture may have been the House chamber, but it occurred in an alternate...

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KCarl Smith: The success strategy of Frederick Douglass, Part I

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on the successful strategy of Frederick Douglass, our country’s greatest American Dream Story. These...

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Justin Bogie: More money won't fix Alabama's failing schools

Wednesday, the Alabama House Ways and Means Education committee approved a bill to provide an additional $1.3 billion in funding for...

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Dr. Michael Brown; Mary Jane without her make-up; my personal encounter

Despite the best efforts to exercise appropriate vigilance and provide guidance, my firstborn son yielded to the enticement of marijuana...

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Building government on the backs of the addicted is shameful

As the Gipper quipped, “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps...

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Matt Clark: Biden's Supreme Court pick is professional, but problematic

On Friday, President Joe Biden announced his pick for the United States Supreme Court: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the D.C. Circuit....

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Amie Beth Shaver: With SEL, parents aren't welcome

What's going on with our kids? And with schools? And with the mental health push coming from our state capital? Is it terrifying that...

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Joey Clark: Respect people, not power

Though I see it as a moral responsibility to respect the dignity and rights of all people, I cannot deny I have developed a simmering...

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Senator Clay Scofield: One President’s shortcomings are another’s advantages

Over the last year, the American people have watched as our country transformed from thriving to pathetic under a Democratic administration....

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Phil Williams: Freedom is priceless - literally price-less

I recently had breakfast with a guy with whom I am very like-minded. We talked about our kids, our jobs, and inevitably the conversation...

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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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