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1819 News Opinion
Read the latest opinion piece from our opinion columnists at 1819 News.

Nanny Alabama News
Phil Williams: Alabama ... a nanny state?

Government is not infallible. Problems often arise since government is steered by people who are fallible.

Laughing Alabama News
Ashley Carter: Comfort food for the soul

Turkey, ham, and homemade dressing are great, but seeing your family laughing together is such a comfort food for the soul.

Depression Christmas Alabama News
Sean of the South: A hard Christmas

The old man wiped damp eyes and said words I’ll never forget: “Who needs a bike when you have love?”

Wilson Dam2 Alabama News
Amie Beth Shaver: Muscle Shoals could have been a metropolis if not for government intervention

Can you imagine what Muscle Shoals would look like now if the government chose not to step in the way of free enterprise and daring ideas, but instead decided to encourage them?

Napoleon Alabama News
Nick Treglia: The emasculation of Napoleon

Ridley Scott’s latest movie, “Napoleon,” is a dull, uninspired piece of claptrap, which does all it can to defame and belittle one of history’s most ambitious and influential characters.

1819 Erica Alabama News
1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas talks Jawan Dallas death on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss a few of Erica's recent stories including the death and police video of the death of Jawan Dallas.

Dublin Riots Alabama News
Talmadge Butts: Free speech is dead in Ireland. Will it survive in America?

The events in Ireland matter in America more than we might realize, as the freedom of speech is always the first on the chopping block of power-hungry regimes.

Tuberville Alabama News
Gerrick Wilkins: Tuberville’s commendable defense of constitutional values in the face of controversy

Tuberville's resolute stance, even in the face of widespread criticism, highlights the importance of having leaders who are willing to protect life and uphold the law.

Peasants Alabama News
Joey Clark: Charming 'we the people' into serfdom

No matter its promises, charms, or supposed generosity – no matter its calls for selfless service – the government is a Selfish Giant with an insatiable appetite for more and more. 

Tips Alabama News
Phil Williams: Something for nothing

Free-market economies only work when the consumer is actually free to choose what was actually freely developed and marketed. Otherwise, the market will self-correct as consumers get EV guilt tipping fatigue. 

January 6 Alabama News
KCarl Smith: January 6 videos finally revealed

The release of videos from Jan. 6, 2021, has shed light on a series of concerning events that transpired on that fateful day.

Home Alabama News
Ashley Carter: Changing culture through simple acts at home

We need strong leaders in our communities that will advance the values and traditions for which we are fighting. What better way than to start cultivating those strong leaders both in and around our homes?

Puzzle Alabama News
Sean of the South: Little pieces

Our lives have been one giant puzzle. And maybe that’s how everyone’s life is. The pieces don’t make sense when they aren’t together, but you don’t give up looking. Not ever.

Library Alabama News
Jennifer Oliver O'Connell: Alabama libraries and the battle for the minds and hearts of our youth

Parents across Alabama are demanding that libraries change their policies to ensure books with sexualized content are unavailable to young children. This should not be difficult, but everyone from town mayors to library directors to city councils are pointing the finger and passing the buck.

CASINO GAMBLING GAMING LOTTERY BETTING Alabama News
John Giles: Why is casino gambling expansion a priority?

Gambling in Alabama is already unconstitutional and laws against it should be enforced.

Library Books Alabama News
Emily Jones: The surprising lack of accountability in school libraries

If we’re witnessing our schools push a strongly worded memo calling for corrective actions without a deadline, why should we believe anyone is taking this issue seriously? We shouldn’t. 

Thanksgiving Prayer Alabama News
Kristin Landers: A Thanksgiving perspective in the midst of hard times

Circumstances in our lives are constantly shifting. One day we’re well, the next day we’re sick. One month we have plenty, the next month half the appliances break and we find our budgets in the red.

1700524428687blob Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: Thanksgiving all year round

Thanksgiving means THANKSLIVING.

Flags Alabama News
Caroline Joyous: Restoring patriotism among Alabama's youth

There is no greater time than now to restore patriotism among Alabama’s youth and hopefully change our state and nation for the better for years to come.  

Luther Alabama News
Col. John Eidsmoe: From Wittenberg to Plymouth, from Luther to the Pilgrims

Four things to learn from Luther, Tyndale and Bradford as we celebrate Thanksgiving.

Birthday Alabama News
Joey Clark: Grown men always celebrate the gift of another birthday

A grown man should be utterly embarrassed to suggest he or anyone else should make a big fuss over his birthday, but any man worthy of his fated age should always rejoice in the birth of new life and new family.  

Family Praying Alabama News
Pete Riehm: Even in darkness, we still give thanks

Our wearied nation has endured some dark times the past few years and the darkness does not seem to be dissipating, so it may seem difficult to give thanks.

Singing Alabama News
Phil Williams: Casinos and tone-deaf politics

Politicians need to sing to their audience, not to themselves. They need to sing (and govern) in a manner that does not look, sound, or feel like they are so tone deaf that they are missing what really matters to the people who elected them.

Thanksgiving Alabama News
Ashley Carter: A day of Thanksgiving

Start each day with a heart of gratitude! Make every day a day of thanksgiving!

Pecan Pie Alabama News
Sean of the South: Pecans

It wasn’t like he had done anything monumental, but the gesture meant so much. I suppose simply being noticed was the nicest thing anyone could have ever done for me.

Twilight Zone Alabama News
Amie Beth Shaver: You are about to enter ‘the healing zone’

When did it become our government's job to assure health equity – an illogical and unattainable term?

1819 Erica Alabama News
1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas talks recent stories on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Editor-at-Large Erica Thomas on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss a few of Erica's recent stories including Alabama Power's coal ash problem and a former Dekalb County soccer coach and teacher who was sentenced in sex with student case.

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