Rise to the moment of truth Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Tag: OPINION

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Sean of the South: Alabama or bust!

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  So I guess we’re moving. My wife, Jamie, has been looking at houses for several months now, ever...

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Randy Tatano: The Yankees are coming ... but we won't bite

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that there is currently a mass exodus from the Northeast to places in the South. While...

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Perry Hooper: Mask Mandate Madness

There is no greater concern or priority for parents than the health and welfare of their children.  This must be one of our nation’s...

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Justin Bogie: Legislature has made a good start at tax cuts, but can think bigger, bolder

As the Alabama Legislature gets set to resume the 2022 regular session this week, legislation to take less from Alabamians by cutting...

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Caylah Coffeen: School choice - have we picked the right battlefield?

There are so many problems in the education system these days that I started to think many people had just thrown up their hands and...

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KCarl Smith: Explaining 'Frederick Douglass Republicans'

Some people assume incorrectly the name Frederick Douglass Republicans refers to a minority sub-group of the GOP or that it is a name...

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Ray Melick: Is the AEA really saying that one in 10 students is ready to bail on public school?

It is a startling statistic: one out of every 10 students would leave public school for an alternative manner of education, given the...

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API: The Parent’s Choice Act can be a game-changer for Alabama students

By Caleb Crosby, Phil Williams, Carl Jones, Parker Snider, and Justin Bogie For over 18 months now, we’ve watched as states around...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Standing on the shoulders of giants

Stop regarding man, of what account is he? “I can't speak out. It wouldn't be nice." Or, "I can't argue. They're the authority. That's...

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Guest Editorial: Constitutional Carry should be approved in Alabama

By Rep. Shane Stringer (R-HD102) and John R. Lott, Jr. Gun-control advocates keep making the same predictions of doom and bloodshed...

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Joey Clark: Is our education system just a long, drawn-out joke?

In the last days of my academic career, a final college course delivered the punchline to a long, drawn-out joke. By that time, I was...

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Justin Bogie: Unanimity Is Rarely a Good Thing in Policy Making

126-1. That’s how the Alabama Legislature voted last week on a bill to allocate the remaining $772 million from the first half of Alabama’s...

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Krissie Allen: A great opportunity in the "Great Resignation"

As employees resign from jobs at record rates as part of “The Great Resignation,” many are looking for more meaning from their work...

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Phil Williams: When politicians lose their air cover

In Army slang, I am a ground-pounder. My personal background in the military includes time in the Infantry, both straight-leg and airborne....

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Guest Editorial: Every day should be Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

As a nation, we recently mourned on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday the almost sixty-two million babies of all races killed by abortion...

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Sean of the South: The Country Gentleman

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  Danny and the boys arrived late to the nursing home. They were running behind schedule because...

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Richard Simmons: As life gets better, life gets worse

A number of years ago, Forbes Magazine celebrated 75 years as a publication. They issued a special edition that you would have thought...

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Ray Melick: Forget Black or White, we need districts that hold elected officials accountable

When that federal three-judge panel ruled that Alabama’s redistricting plan passed by the legislature in a 2021 special session violated...

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Caylah Coffeen: Fighting when we should be identifying

It’s a new year, a new semester, and young people are generally back in person at colleges. But what demographics are represented these...

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KCarl Smith: Turkey-Republicans

The 2022 Primary Election season is in full swing. With the Alabama Primaries scheduled for May 24, Republican candidates are committing...

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Amie Beth Shaver: 'What are you looking at, ugly?'

The phrase, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” is a lie from the pit of hell. Can we please agree...

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Chad Mathis: Exchanging healthcare heroes for healthcare scapegoats

Recently, the Supreme Court upheld a Biden vaccine mandate that would require all healthcare providers at facilities participating...

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Guest Editorial: This perpetual state of emergency has forgotten 'we the people'

By Stephanie Holden Smith   The state of Alabama – our state - has been in a perpetual “state of emergency” since Governor Kay Ivey...

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Matt Clark: The Moore-Corfman case is far more important than you realize

This week, Leigh Corfman’s lawsuit against Roy Moore for defamation finally goes to trial. After Roy Moore, the two-time Chief Justice...

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Krissie Allen: Prioritize the offense, or taking the battle inside out

Christians have been increasingly playing defense in society’s culture wars. Much of this is owed to progressives attempting to mock,...

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Joey Clark: Better to take risks than to live in fear

Contrary to partisan bugaboos, the United States remains an exceptional nation, even in regard to its own unique despotism. While partisans...

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Phil Williams: Hey, Twitter! I'm your huckleberry!

Well, it's official.  I have joined the ranks of those who have been banned from Twitter. Somehow, someway, I offended the gods of...

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