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Laura Clark: Drink Freely, a satire

From baby’s first wine cooler to an afterschool Bud Light for your middle schooler, this store made certain our youngest drinkers can find the right drink for them.

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House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter: Productive session offers promise that Alabama’s best days are yet to come

It’s been a little over two weeks since the Legislature adjourned Sine Die, and I believe the people of Alabama should be proud of what lawmakers accomplished throughout the last three months. 

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Kristin Landers: Happy in my homemaker era

It is not only OK, it is GOOD if women desire marriage and a family.

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State Auditor Andrew Sorrell: Blue state officials play cheap political games ahead of Exxon shareholder meeting

We cannot allow political interference to destroy the integrity of shareholder votes.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: Welcome home, Vietnam veteran!

This Memorial Day, please set aside some time to thank God for America, still the greatest and freest nation on earth. And thank those who gave their lives to preserve this freedom.

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Tony Daunt: Gov. Kay Ivey has the back of Alabama workers and taxpayers

This new law guarantees employees of companies that accept Alabamians’ taxpayer dollars access to a private-ballot union vote. 

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Joey Clark: Selfish giant feeds baby

Until recently, the gates to my walls were selfishly shut to newcomers, wary of a world full of contrived needs and false compulsory compassions. Yet, the smallest of newcomers recently opened the gates to my heart with the most honest and basic of needs.  

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Phil Williams: When leaders pray

Anyone can pray. We do not gain entrée through our status in life. Yet there is something decidedly unique when a leader prays.

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KCarl Smith: Uniting through shared values

Values are the bedrock upon which societies build their identities and aspirations. They have a unique knack for rising above political divides and cultural differences.

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Ashley Carter: A kicker I’m proud to have on our team

Let’s follow Harrison Butker’s example and honor wives and homemakers once again!

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Jack Caine: Detroit's guide to religion in Alabama

Football is a religion in Alabama. And if anyone commits an act of sacrilege against the Vicar of Tuscaloosa, the consequences are sharp and immediate. 

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Sean of the South: Olden Times

“The world sure had changed, hasn’t it, Mama?” said her daughter. The old woman patted her daughter’s hand. “The world, yes. But people are still just as beautiful as they’ve ever been, sweetheart.”

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State Rep. Leigh Hulsey: Looking back on the 2024 session

Serving you is one of the greatest honors of my life, and I look forward to our continued work to make House District 15 an even better place to call home.  

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Amie Beth Shaver: A mortality and morbidity conference for the Alabama Legislature

We have big questions based on what many of you legislators chose NOT to do. You mangled several home run cases and we want to know why.

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Nick Treglia: The simple way to transform a boring life into an exciting one

Like most things in life, being excited and interested in our same old boring lives is a choice – albeit a difficult one – that begins by establishing a mindset.

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Vicki Self Bailey: Katie Britt is a champion for moms, families

Fresh off Mother’s Day, one Alabama mom has earned a special shoutout – our own U.S. Sen. Katie Britt.

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Allen Keller: Why is George Soros still allowed in this country?

Soros, ethnically of Jewish origin, worked as a courier for the Nazis when Hungary was under German occupation during World War II. His job was to locate fellow Jews for deportation—an act that almost certainly meant execution.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: The historical precedence of guns in the church

The practice of carrying firearms to church goes back to the days of the Pilgrims, who thought it necessary to keep and bear arms to ensure their safety before, during, and after church services.

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Jim Zeigler: State Auditor Sorrell calls on fellow Eagle Scouts to stand up, stop ‘woke’ takeover of Boy Scouts

Interview with State Auditor and Eagle Scout Andrew Sorrell about the woke movement in the Boy Scouts of America.

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Joey Clark: Trump, Vivek, RFK Jr. and Afroman walk into a party...

Both major political parties engage in such atavistic messaging. Their greatest deceit is usually telling the truth about one another, while never admitting it about themselves.  

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Phil Williams: A simple thanks

The 2024 regular session of the Alabama Legislature is over. It was a doozy. There were bills that got all the attention and ones that flew under the radar.

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Erica Thomas: My mother, the ‘little firecracker’

Although I can’t imagine losing my mother, I have had to imagine it twice in my lifetime.

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Linda Baker: Mothers, God’s most amazing creation

Who notices if the wind is chilly when God has so many amazing creations for us to enjoy? The best one, though, is called Mom.

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Ashley Carter: A mother's love

A mother's love is the cornerstone of our existence.

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Sean of the South: Long live Sunday dinner

Please, Lord, don’t let us lose Sundays.

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Jennifer Oliver O’Connell: The National Day of Prayer is not about inclusiveness

I wish the National Day of Prayer Task Force had been tasked to manage the clown show within the State Capitol chambers, because this year the House of Representatives chose to begin their session with a Hindu Prayer.

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Laura Clark: Rise up, Christians! ‘Lemon’ is dead!

Christians are constantly told to keep their faith out of the workplace because of “separation of church and state,” a made-up concept not found anywhere in law.

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