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

Tag: OPINION

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Phil Williams: Why do you live here?

So here’s a question: Why do you live here? That’s not a rhetorical question by the way. I’m serious - why do you live here? There’s...

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Will Sellers: The miracle of the Anglo-Irish treaty

One vision of utopia includes the conversion of weapons of war into farming implements. The Bible anticipates a time when swords will...

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Randy Tatano: How the Cancel Culture mob came after me on January 6th

Writers are used to bad reviews. Even the most beloved bestsellers have a parade of one-star reviews on Amazon. Look up your favorite...

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Sean of the South: It's going to be alright

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  Remember when you were little? Remember how whenever you were sick your mother made chicken soup?...

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Caylah Coffeen: Carpe Diem, Carpe Domum!

It’s only the first week of the new year, yet optimism is scarce with inflation, rising prices of goods, and a difficult housing market...

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Justin Bogie: State government wants to restrict who you can sell your land to

Foreign investors are purchasing larger shares of American and Alabama farmland than ever before. At least one Alabama legislator,...

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KCarl Smith: The truth about the three-fifths compromise

In his 1925 book, Mein Kampf, Hitler talks about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would think that someone “could have the...

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Amie Beth Shaver: You've been 'retconned;' do you even know what it is?

A little history. ——— "What did you just say?" I collected my thoughts as best I could. They were young. I wasn't. Maybe I heard it...

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Joey Clark: Bring your own yardstick when measuring Senate candidates

In 2015’s "Of Goats & Governors" — a book furnished by a Wise Old Tree known to many Alabamians as Mr. Flowers — an oldfangled joke...

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Krissie Allen: When Congress fails the Gilligan’s Island test

Years ago, one of my professors told me about a “Gilligan’s Island test” that helps discern if actions are moral or immoral. Legend...

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Andrea Tice: Mooning the COVID virus

My first time ever in downtown Mobile was to take part in the MoonPie drop on New Year’s Eve- this year. My husband’s proposal that...

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Phil Williams: It really matters

I don’t know about ya’ll but we had an amazing time with family during the Christmas season! Charlene and I had kids and grandkids...

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Chad Mathis: Parents need to be in charge of their children's education again

When the Alabama Association of School Boards withdrew from the National School Boards Association (NSBA), they made the decision to...

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Randy Tatano: Resolution for parents - help your teen get a job!

My Dad started with the old school lessons early. I was in the first grade and was complaining about the one-mile walk to the elementary...

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Matt Clark: A red flag for free speech

In the Old Testament, the Nation of Israel was conquered by Assyria because of hundreds of years of unrepentant idolatry. Its neighbor...

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Caylah Coffeen: Millennials defy the myths, for good and for bad

As of 2020, millennials make up over a third of the workforce, the largest represented age demographic. As my generation grew up, we...

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Justin Bogie: State government new years’ resolution should be 'take less from Alabamians in 2022'

As 2021 comes to a close, many Alabamians are reflecting on the year that was, making resolutions, and thinking about what 2022 may...

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KCarl Smith: The Apostle Paul, diversity outreach specialist

The Apostle Paul is certainly one of the best-known figures in the Bible. The letters he wrote thousands of years ago remain insightful...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Parenting - you're not alone; you will make it

How cute, right? Um, not so fast. I'm not in the picture. Instead, I'm seated to the left of Emmy, who is holding the baby, eating...

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Krissie Allen: A toast to nostalgia

Over the last few weeks, a number of fond childhood memories have resurrected from my past; simple memories such as snuggling under...

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Joey Clark: Mad as hell and don't want to take it anymore

In this age of narrative wars, the 1976 Sidney Lumet classic film Network is still worth the price of streaming. From memorable scenes...

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Phil Williams: As goes the King, so goes the Country

There’s an old saying that “heavy is the head that wears the crown.” It speaks to the fact that leadership bears the burden of responsibility...

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Richard Simmons: The humility of Christmas

In Mathew 11:29, Jesus gives us a surprising description of himself. He says, “. . . I am gentle and humble of heart.” The God of the...

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Randy Tatano: The relatives you miss at Christmas

Let’s face it: the classic movie Christmas Vacation doesn’t really hit high gear until Cousin Eddie shows up. Every family has someone...

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Ray Melick: Over the river and through the woods

One of the true joys of Christmas – at least for me – has always been spending time with family. When my own children were little,...

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Jim McDade: The Christmas miracle of 1968

I was only a 14-year-old boy with my eyes glued to the silver screen of my grandmother’s 17-inch portable television screen on Christmas...

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Caylah Coffeen: Don't take the bait

Biden just announced that he’s extending the student debt moratorium until May 1st. It was set to end on Feb 1st, but he’s extended...

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