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Phil Williams: Our southern border demands a magnificent response

We have been pushed too far. Our sovereign border demands a magnificent response.

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Ashley Carter: Complacency takes a back seat to courage

Parents are taking a stand, showing up unafraid to school board meetings, council meetings, and library gatherings. Complacency has taken a back seat to courage and parents are on a mission!

Charles Kiplinger: A revealing glimpse into the election process

As an active participant in the electoral process, I recently delved into the intricate workings of our voting system.

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Sean of the South: Birmingham gal

You don’t forget kindness, no matter how small. You don’t forget your friends, no matter how close you were.

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Amie Beth Shaver: The immigration door to hell

Let’s be part of the generation that brings order from chaos and demands that immigration’s door to hell be slammed shut once and for all.

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Dr. Richard Menger: What history tells us about a U.S. president’s cognitive ability

Joe Biden will be 86 in 2028. Donald Trump will be 78 on election day. How can we verify if our leaders are fit for office? 

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Allen Keller: Gender, personhood and the dangers of diversity politics

Molly Bowman’s statement that “Gender is a Universe” is proof that, somewhere along the way, the old idea of a unity of personality has given way to the notion that somehow we should be as many different people as possible.

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Talmadge Butts: What’s so divisive about the 'divisive concepts' bill?

Because there has been much ado from the opponents of the bill that “divisive concepts” is overbroad, it is important to review the actual text.

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Joey Clark: Old Ben Franklin's unexpectedly humble proposal

Try as we may, we never quite figure Franklin out. Nothing is obvious in him, especially his faith and morals. The famed deist always seems to be winking at us.

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Sen. Jabo Waggoner and Sen. Rodger Smitherman: Birmingham-Southern – a $30 million investment for a $2 billion return

Why did legislators decide to provide a $30 million loan to BSC? The answer is simple.

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Dr. Stewart Tankersley: Excess American deaths and the time for COVID reckoning

It is past time for a reckoning of those in charge, and it is up to the Alabama Supreme Court to begin to hold those in leadership accountable.

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Phil Williams: That time at summer camp

Adults need to be keenly aware of who is working with their kids. We cannot simply take for granted that anyone with the name and title of “camp counselor” is automatically okay.

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KCarl Smith: Reassessing the January 6 insurrection

There have been consistent accusations against former President Donald Trump for allegedly spearheading an insurrection against the U.S. government. After thorough examination, my perspective on this issue has evolved.

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Allan Bledsoe: IVF, killing the preborn, and Christian worship

What does “going to church” have to do with what happens to embryos in IVF clinics? If we understand the God of the Bible, we will grasp how the two are vitally connected.

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Kaitlyn Smith: American politics through the eyes of a young poll worker

Let’s step out in faith and see what God will do with us, the next generation of Americans.

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Sean of the South: Pound cake day

You might not know this, but a few days ago was a national holiday. A day when our nation traditionally puts aside our differences. That’s right. It was National Pound Cake Day.

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Jennifer Oliver O'Connell: The concept of fetal personhood is gaining strength and stirring fear among abortionists

The real fight is restoring a culture that honors life. When you uphold life in one arena, it affects all the others.

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Nick Treglia: Survey of Haitian Barbecue

I don’t think going to Haiti was ever anyone’s idea of a good time, but it certainly isn’t now. In just a week, reports of Haitian cannibalism went from rare to medium rare.

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President Pro Tem Greg Reed: Alabama Senate delivers on its priorities at the midpoint of the 2024 legislative session

Before the 2024 legislative session began, Alabama Senate Republicans outlined a vision of legislative priorities we would accomplish this session. The list was long and ambitious, but the Alabama Senate has held true to our word and have passed every single one of them. 

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Kristin Landers: Time to apologize to your conspiracy theorist friends

Good old common sense flew out the window for some of us in 2020.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: Is the Alabama IVF decision activism or judicial restraint?

Can we justify a practice that allows the killing of multiple unborn children so that parents can fulfill their dreams of raising families? 

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U.S. Rep. Dale Strong: Biden uses executive power for leftist agenda, ignores migrant crime

Joe Biden has signed dozens of orders promoting gender equity, discussing climate change, and bolstering the regulatory state. So why can he not use executive authority to secure our border?  

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Big John’s Alabama BBQ picked number one in Florida

Florida's best BBQ is 'Big John's Alabama B-B-Q' in Tampa. Brought to Florida by a preacher from Eufaula, Alabama.

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Pete Riehm: What is a woman? Sen. Katie Britt

Democrats can’t handle the truth, and they can’t handle a real woman.

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Joey Clark: Tethered tea and Sen. Katie Britt's debut on the great American stage

The reaction to both Biden and Britt seemed even more scripted and contrived than either of their speeches – like dogs bred to bay at the smell of chicken skin and peanut butter.

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Lee Barkley and Scott Woodard: The costs of apathy

Our apathy drives many of the negative effects of our political age.

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Phil Williams: The next greatest generation

You men and women of the next generation … you guys have got this.

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