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KCarl Smith: Issues divide. Values unite

There are many things I’m thankful for in life ─ good health, clean water and parents who loved me, to name a few. Although liberty...

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Thanksgiving Greeting from Gary Palmer

By Congressman Gary Palmer In 1789, President George Washington issued one of the first presidential proclamations for a national “day...

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Perry Hooper: We must give thanks for all our blessings

Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1863. However, the first Thanksgiving feast took place in Plymouth,...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Being offended can make us better, but it can't save us

Some people looove to feel offended because it makes them feel important. When your only tool is a hammer, suddenly, every problem...

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Ray Melick: Rittenhouse jury show government, media who is in charge

As all the reaction from the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict rolled in, the one thought I had was … why would anyone in their right mind want...

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Krissie Allen: Nudging closer to the adult table (a Thanksgiving proposal)

Growing up the youngest of five children, I was often relegated to the children’s table for my family’s Thanksgiving meals. At that...

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Phil Williams: If Santa was a statesman; the legislative wish list

I’m going to say something, but don’t let it freak you out. Are you ready? There are only 35 shopping days left between now and Christmas!...

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Perry Hooper: School boards gone wild

Across the country, school boards have lost all sense of reality. They have established local monarchies where they claim complete...

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Richard Simmons: Can we be moral without God?

This is a follow-up to last week’s blog Why Nations Die. Arnold Toynbee concluded in his magisterial study on the rise and fall of...

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Randy Tatano: Oh, great! Another Star Wars spinoff

Lately, the TV ads are dominated by trailers of another Star Wars series. Or movie. Which might be in theaters. Or streaming. Or at...

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Justin Bogie: Court ruling gives Alabama lawmakers opportunity to give back

Despite the pandemic, the business of state government is booming in Alabama. It is past time for the state to give some of its newfound...

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Caylah Coffeen: Turning the climate apocalypse into a dance party

The useless United Nations Climate Change Conference recently concluded in Scotland. Here’s a hilarious twist: with gas prices rising...

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KCarl Smith: Political homelessness

In my previous editorial entitled, How to Defeat the Left’s Anti-God and Anti-Liberty Agenda, I shared my experience of watching a...

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Amie Beth Shaver: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

I called for his vote. What I got instead was an earful. "You don't know what you're talking about. You should be ashamed to talk about...

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Daniel Sutter: Does Alabama have an entrepreneurship problem?

Alabama ranks generally in the middle of the pack on economic freedom, which strongly correlates with prosperity. Yet Alabama consistently...

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Krissie Allen: The hard parts of antiracist rhetoric in the classroom

Teaching English in America just got harder. Last week, the National Council of Teachers of English updated its 7-12th grade English...

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Phil Williams: Bama on the border

What if I told you that your neighbor's house was being threatened; what would you do? Would you sit idly by? Would you gawk out the...

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Richard Simmons: Why nations die

If there ever was a serious threat to American freedom it would spring up amongst us…If destruction be our lot, we would ourselves...

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Krissie Allen: The power of 'probably' in a new approach to COVID-19 messaging

Growing up the youngest of five children, I didn’t have the benefit of having parents who had time to cater to my every want. I therefore...

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Chad Mathis: Virginia shows GOP can become the party of parents

For the first time in over a decade, the Commonwealth of Virginia has elected a Republican governor, a significant accomplishment for...

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Erica Thomas: God Bless America: And our veterans

Our flags are flying and our pride for our nation continues in the Deep South, where we often talk about how those before us fought,...

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KCarl Smith: God and communism cannot co-exist

This is part 3 of a 3-part series on Critical Race Theory (CRT) to help you effectively dismantle its racist and anti-God assertions....

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Amie Beth Shaver: Believe in your kids - you never know what you might unleash

#Be Different “Mom." He looked up at me. "I'm going to play basketball when I grow up." He was four.  We stood in the kindergarten...

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Perry Hooper: Even members of the NIH are questioning vaccine mandate

I am fully vaccinated. I made a personal medical decision to take the vaccine developed by President Trump’s Project Warp Speed. I...

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Matt Murphy: Veterans' Day parade is where to be seen ... or not

If you hang around any group long enough you tend to learn all the various idiosyncrasies of the people involved. Over the years my...

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Phil Williams: Bam! Baseball and politics collide and conservatives win

In a manner befitting some kind of epic movie script, the frustrations of this past year and a half came swirling together to form...

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Richard Simmons: Freedom vs. the Law

I lived during the tumultuous 1960s and am reminded of some of the similarities between the years 1968 and 2021. Martin Luther King...

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