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Cemetary Alabama News
Ashley Carter: Thank you for your service, Pawpaw

I know many men served their country just as my grandfathers did, and I pray that the generations under them will rise up and stay true to their convictions. I pray they remember the principles upon which this country was founded. I pray they spark a fire in all of us.

Border Migrants Alabama News
KCarl Smith: Ongoing conflicts at home and abroad

The ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Israel are troubling to say the least. But what’s even more troubling is the role the current presidential administration has played in these conflicts.

Veterans Day Alabama News
Sean of the South: This Veterans Day

The parking lot was slammed. Families of all kinds gathered in the auditorium for this upcoming Veterans Day, to watch their fifth-graders put on a concert.

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Jennifer Oliver O'Connell: Bubba Copeland and the sin of envy

It seems Copeland never heard the mantra of Alcoholics Anonymous: You’re only as sick as your secrets.

Glen Campbell Alabama News
Nick Treglia: When it comes to guitarists, ‘Rolling Stone’ needs to up its game

You’d think if anyone knew who the 250 greatest guitarists of all time were, it’d be “Rolling Stone” — but you’d be wrong.

Boss Tweed Alabama News
Justice Will Sellers: Boss Tweed and a history of corruption

The largest political corruption trial in history ended 150 years ago with the conviction of one William M. "Boss" Tweed, whose vice was so vast and comprehensive that no one is quite sure of how much money he actually stole.

Special Ed Alabama News
Kristin Landers: Helping the children who need it most

While special education teachers are working hard to help these kids learn, loving them and making the days happy for them, the Alabama State Department of Education is unintentionally making things harder. 

Pilgrims Alabama News
Col. John Eidsmoe: 1619 or 1620 — is racism the defining feature of America?

“The 1619 Project” gives the impression that slavery began with the American colonies. Nothing could be further from the truth. 

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Joey Clark: Finding meaning in suffering

Frankl’s personal account of life in the concentration camp leads him to probing meditations on the nature of totalitarianism, suffering, love, time, dreams, personal responsibility, and fate – meditations worth a few hours for anyone to read and reread.  

Schoolhouse Rock Alabama News
Phil Williams: Beware the new agenda-driven ‘Schoolhouse Rock’

In the middle of the animated reverie, there was a three-minute bonus that aired periodically: a cartoon ditty called “Schoolhouse Rock.” I thought it was cool, and I can still sing some of the catchy tunes today.

Busy Family Alabama News
Ashley Carter: Free up the family calendar

Our family calendars seem to be full these days. Baseball games, dance recitals, soccer practice, cheer practice – the list goes on and on. But in doing this, are we sacrificing something special?

Washing Machine Alabama News
Randy Tatano: 'Smart' appliances – the rise of the machines

Whoever came up with the original concept of “smart” devices had to be a fan of the “Terminator” movies. Because if these things are smart, they wouldn’t break down constantly and drive us insane.

Rome Alabama News
Sean of the South: An American in Rome

“Iced tea,” she says with a smile. “For my American writer.” They’re doing okay here in Rome.

Doctor Patient Alabama News
Amie Beth Shaver: Medicine and the middleman

It's hard to unsee the cancerous mass the health care system has become.

Alabama Capitol Alabama News
John Giles: Who is driving Alabama’s legislative priorities? Not you and me.

If conservatives are running the Alabama government, why are non-conservative issues such as gambling and marijuana front and center in our politics?

Stegall Alabama News
‘An Amazing Alabama’ chronicles a drive to all 67 counties: Book review by Jim Zeigler

I am going to give a high compliment to the book by Dr. Karl Stegall of Montgomery. "An Amazing Alabama: A county-by-county journey around the great state of Alabama" is like something I would have written myself. 

Donald Trump Alabama News
Allen Keller: Was it worth it?

It was roughly seven years ago that events began which arguably got us where we are today: a kind of geo-political crossroads some have even labeled with those terrible three words, “World War III.”

Mayflower Compact Alabama News
Col. John Eidsmoe: Were the Pilgrims communists or capitalists?

The Pilgrims did not choose a communal living experiment; it was forced upon them just before their voyage.

Mushroom Cloud Alabama News
Joey Clark: Hope smells like a better bomb

A better bomb is terrifying. It's simple to understand, completely credible, and convincing. If a better bomb can’t save us, nothing can. Yet, despite hope in a better bomb, that indescribable stench remains. 

Childcatcher Alabama News
Phil Williams: Morals are needed for moral outrage

My wife was right: you must have actual morals before you can have moral outrage, and what I see from this current administration tells me that they don’t qualify. 

Clutter Alabama News
Dear Ashley: What do you do with all that 'stuff?’

Time moves so fast, and life is precious. Fill it up with memories and not things.

Founders Alabama News
Lee G. Barkley: Faction and the Founders - wisdom for our times

The divisiveness we are currently experiencing is only a magnified form of what the Founders called “faction.” More than disagreement, faction is the idea that people will inevitably use their voices pursuing differing goals in a representative government.

Middle Aged Couple Alabama News
Sean of the South: Jamie, my Jamie

It was simply that she was the only woman he ever loved. And after a few decades of marriage, she still is.

Sylvia Swain FB Alabama News
Jennifer Oliver O'Connell: Sylvia Swayne, House District 55 and the Beto effect

Hendrix’s win over Swayne was not about gender, sexual orientation, or race, but about Alabama values.

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Nick Treglia: The trouble with fairness and the search for truth

What was billed as an effort to make society fairer and more accepting turned into a licentious fiasco with no end in sight.

Tuberville Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville: Biden's bill is dead on arrival

We need to support Israel and supply them with needed resources. But right now, Joe Biden and the Democrats are more interested in exploiting this crisis in Israel for their own purposes.

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1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas talks Baldwin Bridge Company updates on FM Talk 1065 Midday Mobile
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