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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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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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