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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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Ray Melick: SMH, it's another case of JABA

I saw a new internet/social media abbreviation (or maybe it's an acronym) that I had not seen before, that cracked me up. “JABA.” I...

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Justin Bogie: No. Mr. Ledbetter, it's not too ‘late’ for legislature to debate important issues

“It’s kind of late.” That was the message from Alabama House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainseville) when asked about the...

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Amie Beth Shaver: When every day feels like vertigo, it's time to make a stand

Remember your mother's vanity? The wonder that it was? The cotton balls, q-tips, and beauty products? Did she keep a cup right by the...

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Casey Wardynski: Biden’s Project Labor Agreements hurt the local workforce

Last Friday, President Joe Biden signed yet another executive order that will soon become a monkey wrench in the gears of economic...

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Katie Britt: Human trafficking is modern day slavery, and it’s time to end it

While the spike in violent crime nationwide last year has rightfully grabbed headlines, one heinous crime wave continues to go relatively...

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Joey Clark: Joe Rogan and the political pollution of culture

Though it may be true that “politics is downstream from culture,” politics can also pollute the river of culture. Power tends to corrupt...

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Matt Clark: The Alabama Constitution likely requires "Constitutional Carry"

This session, one of the hottest debates on Goat Hill is whether Alabama should pass “constitutional carry,” which would allow the...

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Krissie Allen: There ARE more important things than COVID

Several weeks ago, my fifth grader was given a research assignment on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. As I helped her search for...

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Phil Williams: What if General Patton was in charge of Alabama education?

I hope that you are tracking the current dynamic brewing in Montgomery. There is a major fight brewing between the usual suspects of...

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Guest Editorial: Once again, state educators show they don't believe parents should have a choice

Sen. Del Marsh filed and moved his school choice bill, dubbed the PCA (Parental Choice Act) last week. Unfortunately, the educational...

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Will Sellers: The lesson of the internment of the Japanese during WWII

Eighty years ago this month, with the stroke of a pen, President Franklin Roosevelt, in Executive Order 9066, effectively relegated...

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Richard Simmons: A life without constraints

The great political philosopher Edmund Burke made this insightful observation over 200 years ago: “Freedom without wisdom or responsibility...

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Nicole Allshouse: Travelers Beware!!!

It’s that time of year again.  With Spring Break just a couple of months away and summer vacation planning in full swing, consumers...

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Justin Bogie: Legislature has made a good start at tax cuts, but can think bigger, bolder

As the Alabama Legislature gets set to resume the 2022 regular session this week, legislation to take less from Alabamians by cutting...

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Perry Hooper: Mask Mandate Madness

There is no greater concern or priority for parents than the health and welfare of their children.  This must be one of our nation’s...

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Caylah Coffeen: School choice - have we picked the right battlefield?

There are so many problems in the education system these days that I started to think many people had just thrown up their hands and...

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Ray Melick: Is the AEA really saying that one in 10 students is ready to bail on public school?

It is a startling statistic: one out of every 10 students would leave public school for an alternative manner of education, given the...

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KCarl Smith: Explaining 'Frederick Douglass Republicans'

Some people assume incorrectly the name Frederick Douglass Republicans refers to a minority sub-group of the GOP or that it is a name...

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API: The Parent’s Choice Act can be a game-changer for Alabama students

By Caleb Crosby, Phil Williams, Carl Jones, Parker Snider, and Justin Bogie For over 18 months now, we’ve watched as states around...

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Guest Editorial: Constitutional Carry should be approved in Alabama

By Rep. Shane Stringer (R-HD102) and John R. Lott, Jr. Gun-control advocates keep making the same predictions of doom and bloodshed...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Standing on the shoulders of giants

Stop regarding man, of what account is he? “I can't speak out. It wouldn't be nice." Or, "I can't argue. They're the authority. That's...

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Krissie Allen: A great opportunity in the "Great Resignation"

As employees resign from jobs at record rates as part of “The Great Resignation,” many are looking for more meaning from their work...

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Justin Bogie: Unanimity Is Rarely a Good Thing in Policy Making

126-1. That’s how the Alabama Legislature voted last week on a bill to allocate the remaining $772 million from the first half of Alabama’s...

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Joey Clark: Is our education system just a long, drawn-out joke?

In the last days of my academic career, a final college course delivered the punchline to a long, drawn-out joke. By that time, I was...

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Guest Editorial: Every day should be Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

As a nation, we recently mourned on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday the almost sixty-two million babies of all races killed by abortion...

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Phil Williams: When politicians lose their air cover

In Army slang, I am a ground-pounder. My personal background in the military includes time in the Infantry, both straight-leg and airborne....

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