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Ray Melick talks the Russian capture of two former U.S. military Alabamians in Ukraine on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss the capture of two former U.S. military Alabamians in Ukraine, the Trump endorsement of Katie Britt and the upcoming runoff elections.

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Ray Melick talks the closed primary proposals and Trump's endorsement of Katie Britt on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Editor-in-Chief Ray Melick on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the closed primary proposals, Trump's endorsement of Katie Britt and the Secretary of State race.

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KCarl Smith: 'Politico-schizophrenic,' and how to avoid being one

I grew up in a very staunch Christian and Democratic home. If you had asked me 20 years ago why I was a Democrat, my answer would have...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Watching Super Bowl glitterati without masks; meanwhile in Alabama...

Moose, one of our bullmastiffs, got a bath the other day. Emmy scrubbed. I held the door. Moose saw me, a.k.a., “the lady who gives...

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Perry Hooper: Greenwood continues support of 'Helping a Hero;' two homes built in Huntsville

My hat is off to a great American, Lee Greenwood. During the middle of the very busy preparations for his All-Star Salute Concert honoring...

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Joey Clark: Liberty isn't to blame for what the Leviathan has wrought

Despite the triumphant march of America’s leviathan government throughout the 20th century to this day, individualism and political...

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Parker Snider: Some ideas are too conservative for many Alabama legislators

Last year, the Montana legislature voted to expand their tax-credit scholarship program, a school choice program. Also in 2021, the...

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Krissie Allen: Instead of a return to 'normal,' let's try for 'better'

It was an uplifting sight last week to see a video of a Las Vegas elementary school erupting with cheers, squeals and dance in response...

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Phil Williams: In the words of Captain America, "No! YOU move!"

AT THE ROOT OF THE FREEDOM FIGHT You’re likely keenly aware of the fact that progressive liberals have little respect and place little...

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Ray Melick: And just like that, football season is over

And just like that, football season is over. Of course, there is no “just like that” like the Super Bowl, that truly American spectacle...

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Richard Simmons: Who decides what is moral?

We live in a time where people are truly perplexed over what has gone wrong with our world. There seems to be so much instability in...

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Sean of the South: When in Bama

The anti-Alabama letters keep coming in. “I read that you’re moving to Alabama, Sean,” the email began, “and I’m not trying to talk...

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Randy Tatano: The time the airport went silent

Those of us of a certain age remember when flying was actually fun. I know that seems hard to believe in an era in which you get half-undressed...

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Caylah Coffeen: Will gender disagreements make Conservatives a house divided?

Today, I bring you a report on the latest gender battle. Date: 2/7/22 Location: the fields of Twitter Casualties: human decency, sanity,...

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Ray Melick: SMH, it's another case of JABA

I saw a new internet/social media abbreviation (or maybe it's an acronym) that I had not seen before, that cracked me up. “JABA.” I...

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KCarl Smith: Proud to announce the Frederick Douglass STEM Academy in Irondale

On Nov. 17, 1864, Frederick Douglass spoke to a majority Black, standing room only audience at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Baltimore, Maryland....

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Justin Bogie: No. Mr. Ledbetter, it's not too ‘late’ for legislature to debate important issues

“It’s kind of late.” That was the message from Alabama House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainseville) when asked about the...

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Casey Wardynski: Biden’s Project Labor Agreements hurt the local workforce

Last Friday, President Joe Biden signed yet another executive order that will soon become a monkey wrench in the gears of economic...

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Amie Beth Shaver: When every day feels like vertigo, it's time to make a stand

Remember your mother's vanity? The wonder that it was? The cotton balls, q-tips, and beauty products? Did she keep a cup right by the...

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Krissie Allen: There ARE more important things than COVID

Several weeks ago, my fifth grader was given a research assignment on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. As I helped her search for...

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Matt Clark: The Alabama Constitution likely requires "Constitutional Carry"

This session, one of the hottest debates on Goat Hill is whether Alabama should pass “constitutional carry,” which would allow the...

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Joey Clark: Joe Rogan and the political pollution of culture

Though it may be true that “politics is downstream from culture,” politics can also pollute the river of culture. Power tends to corrupt...

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Katie Britt: Human trafficking is modern day slavery, and it’s time to end it

While the spike in violent crime nationwide last year has rightfully grabbed headlines, one heinous crime wave continues to go relatively...

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Will Sellers: The lesson of the internment of the Japanese during WWII

Eighty years ago this month, with the stroke of a pen, President Franklin Roosevelt, in Executive Order 9066, effectively relegated...

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Guest Editorial: Once again, state educators show they don't believe parents should have a choice

Sen. Del Marsh filed and moved his school choice bill, dubbed the PCA (Parental Choice Act) last week. Unfortunately, the educational...

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Phil Williams: What if General Patton was in charge of Alabama education?

I hope that you are tracking the current dynamic brewing in Montgomery. There is a major fight brewing between the usual suspects of...

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Richard Simmons: A life without constraints

The great political philosopher Edmund Burke made this insightful observation over 200 years ago: “Freedom without wisdom or responsibility...

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