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Joey Clark: The most ethical government is no government at all

Am I the only one who finds the never-ending, feckless fussing over corruption in politics to be an utter waste of the public’s time, money, and energy?

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Phil Williams: Joe Camel and the drag queens

How are drag queens any different than Joe Camel selling cigarettes?

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Laura Johnston Clark: A response to the open letter to Senator Katie Britt

I wrote this column in response to an open letter to Senator Katie Britt that was published in 1819 News on April 12.

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Ashley Carter: Teaching lessons that will last a lifetime

This year, I’m especially enjoying seeing my grandson, Parker, run across the field to meet his papa and I, seeking to lend a hand. It’s one of the best feelings ever. 

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Sean of the South: About today

Someone once told me that tomorrow is a day with no mistakes in it.

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Eric Hare: Congress, help employers offer competitive benefits

There aren't many things that are as important to an employer – no matter the size of the company – as being able to offer competitive, affordable health benefits. Today's labor market is competitive, and if a business isn't able to do its part by ensuring their employees and their families have access to high-quality healthcare coverage that doesn't break the bank, you can expect us to lose out on top talent.  

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Jennifer Oliver O'Connell: The library wars — reading pornography out loud seems to be the way to win

Reading these works aloud at every possible opportunity and exposing the filth is the only way to make parents aware of the dangers, and to protect the children at whom they are targeted.

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Charles Kiplinger: An open letter to Sen. Katie Britt

Dear Sen. Katie Britt: On behalf of the North Central Alabama Republican Assembly, I must say we are extremely disappointed in you for voting YES on the recent spending bill.

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Kristin Landers: The push to sexualize Alabama’s children

I used to think Alabama was a state where kids could be kids, but it looks like we could use some sage wisdom from that big dancing rat at Chuck E. Cheese right now.

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Stan McDonald: An apology to Rep. Matt Simpson

As a member of the Alabama Ethics Commission, I have let down the people I serve by ignoring sound biblical counsel of maintaining self-control, of being quick to hear and slow to anger, and of esteeming others higher than myself. 

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Stephanie Holden Smith: Sports betting is a bad bet for college athletes and fans

Multiple states that have legalized sports betting are now curtailing or regretting it due to the mental health consequences for adolescent men.

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Talmadge Butts: During wars and rumors of wars, the freedom of speech is a sure victim

In the United States, the brunt of speech restrictions have come from the mainstream media and social media companies, with companies like Google taking action to censor any content about the Russo-Ukrainian War that does not comport with their guidelines.

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Joey Clark: Alabama's Mike Rogers and the question of strange times

Sir, when you spout the conventional Beltway foreign policy wisdom on Ukraine, I, like millions of my fellow Americans, do not believe you anymore.  

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State Rep. Alan Baker: If Alabama is going to have a lottery, it needs to be an education lottery

I was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2006. I have served District 66 for the last 18 years and am proud to consider myself an advocate for public education. Each session is different from the last, but one issue that almost always seems to come around session after session is gaming.

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Stadthagen: UAW is a multi-level marketing scheme selling empty promises to Alabama auto workers

The UAW is selling snake oil to hardworking Alabamians employed at auto manufacturing plants in an attempt to fleece money from the pockets of good people.

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Phil Williams: The DEI bloodbath

DEI still needs to DIE, and while it remains a battle in other places, I am nonetheless pleased that we are taking the high ground here in the Yellowhammer State.

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Dr. Sanjay Singh: Alabama ethics laws cripple researchers, universities

Our state needs to simplify our ethics rules to create more clarity to empower researchers, not restrict them.

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Reed DePace: Legislators, what are you thinking?!

As the Alabama State Senate takes up the House’s gambling legislation, one thought comes to mind: What are our state legislators thinking?!

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KCarl Smith: Voices uniting for election integrity

According to Kennedy, Biden stands out as the first American president to "weaponize" the agencies of the U.S. federal government against his political adversaries.

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Pete Riehm: Extolling perversion at the expense of redemption

Why would the Biden Administration antagonize Christians in an election year?

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Sean of the South: The sandwich

Tomatoes from Geneva County, Alabama, are different from common varieties. They are superior tomatoes.

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Rex Jones: Without the lottery, Alabama is losing

Our lottery policies are forcing Alabamians to drive to Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee to play the lottery.

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Baldwin County Conservative Coalition: An open letter to Baldwin County residents regarding library books

We must protect all children. That means LGBTQ+ children, too. If a child is confused and struggling, they shouldn't be able to get their feelings validated by a library book without their caregiver knowing. 

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Amie Beth Shaver: The stealth agenda coming from your child's school-issued Chromebook

Our kids have ready access to sexually explicit material courtesy of our schools. This perversion comes into their hands on their school-issued Chromebooks.  

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Nick Treglia: Everything is ugly

I want America to mass produce great-looking, reliable, and fun cars again. All it will take to bring that back is a company willing to take a chance and a government willing to step back and let America get to work.

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Jessica Taylor: Christians must find their voices

The pro-transgender proclamation made this Easter is a wakeup call to all Christians – Republican, Democrat, black, white, or brown – all of us. We must have the hard conversations.

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Allen Keller: Trading Gospel for government

We are left to believe that modern progressivism is replacing Christianity with a much less substantial system, fraught with scientific failures and political power plays.

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