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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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Kristin Landers: Some heroes wear Vineyard Vines

Who had fraternity brothers guarding the American flag on their May bingo card? No one? Surprisingly, me neither.

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Col. John Eidsmoe: A message for our time in Wagner’s 'Valkyrie'

“Die Walküre” is rooted in pagan mythology. But mythology sometimes conveys timeless truths, “echoes of Eden” reverberating through time since the Fall, or general revelation, the law of nature.

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Alabama Ethics Commission: An open letter to the people of the State of Alabama

Those who support this bill say that it makes the Ethics laws “better,” but it doesn’t make it better for YOU. This bill was created by politicians for politicians.

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State Rep. Susan DuBose and Paula Scanlan: You know what a woman is, so let's make sure our laws do, too

Alabama parents do not share the Biden administration’s goal of creating a society where biological sex is replaced with “gender identity” in our schools or in our daily lives.

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Joey Clark: Sen. Katie Britt wants your kids off social media

I do not question the motives of lawmakers hoping to tackle this generational challenge. A new generation of young parents on Capitol Hill like Britt will have their say. The debate will no doubt continue, and I am willing to hear them out, as will the courts.  

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