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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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Sean of the South: The Club

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  The nursing home was done up for Thanksgiving. There were stuffed turkeys on bookshelves, twinkly...

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Richard Simmons: Reflections on gratitude

I recently read a definition of the word “gratitude” that I believe was spot on. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for something...

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Randy Tatano: Why I'm thankful for Vince McMahon

You probably know the name, even if you’re not a wrestling fan. He’s that over-the-top owner of World Wrestling Entertainment. Love...

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Caylah Coffeen: Don't blame us, come alongside us

We’ve all heard of racism, sexism, and even agism. Has anyone heard of youthism? No? Didn’t think so.  Even in the height of victimhood...

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Dr. Michael Brown: When the state gets between you and your doctor.

Just like those of us who witnessed the destruction of the twin towers in New York on 9/11 can recall where we were and what we were...

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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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