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KCarl Smith: A former slave and the founding documents

The future of America rests on the shoulders of those who cherish our Founding Principles ─ free speech, religious liberty, the idea...

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Andrea Tice: T(r)ailor made Christmas

By Andrea Tice I was walking down the plentiful aisles of Hobby Lobby recently and turned into the Christmas section and … There it...

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Ray Melick: What do Alabamians want? Senate election to reveal

No one can argue that Richard Shelby has not been committed to serving the State of Alabama. When our senior Senator officially leaves...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Love in the time of COVID bureaucracy

Have you ever left a vigorous discussion, stumbling over your words only to have your best thoughts show up as you walked away? Or,...

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Justin Bogie: Alabamians keep paying, Congress keeps spending

Last week, Congress cleared a bill to raise the federal debt limit by $2.5 trillion, increasing the new statutory limit to more than...

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Ray Melick: Let's go Brandon!

NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan (do I really need to explain who he is?) was never one to get involved in politics. Once asked to...

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Krissie Allen: The value of hypocrisy

“Embrace hypocrisy.” That was the message delivered by the late Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnist William Raspberry over 25 years ago...

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Phil Williams: Proof-check your politicians

I have a confession to make: I’m a voice texter. Does that make me old? I don’t know. I do think that generations younger than me can...

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Dan Sutter: How free is Alabama’s economy?

Economic freedom is the freedom to buy and sell in markets and use our skills, talents, and property as we choose.  Economic freedom...

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Richard Simmons: The unraveling of our nation

There is a great concern in our nation that the rule of law is unraveling. As we watch the news each night, we begin to wonder where...

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Nicole Allshouse: The Iron Bowl, a lost phone, and the good in social media

By Nicole Allshouse For all of you who question if there is any good left in humanity, this story is for you. And for those of you...

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Matt Clark: Don't give up on marriage

I’ve always respected people who refuse to give up. I had a great example of that growing up. My father had a very successful career....

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KCarl Smith: It's time for a name change

A word can take on a new meaning that might surprise you. For instance, because of GOP missteps and the Left's use of negative propaganda,...

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Sen. Tuberville: Let the people back into their Capitol

By Senator Tommy Tuberville  It’s time to allow the American people to return to their United States Capitol. In March of 2020, Americans...

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Justin Bogie: Alabama top education officials cry 'more, more, more'

More, more, more. As requests for the state’s fiscal year 2023 Education Trust Fund (ETF) continue to roll in, these lyrics from Billy...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Narcissists directing COVID policies

Just so we're clear. We're dealing with malignant narcissists. Y'all know that, right? You know, the ones that suffer from delusions...

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Krissie Allen: America’s Negativity Crisis

While I was growing up, my dad would wake me up in the morning by knocking on my bedroom door and saying in his most upbeat voice,...

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Phil Williams: Leading from behind, again

This past week was a major week in US foreign policy. That’s major with a capital “M.” After the Afghanistan debacle and combined with...

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Sean of the South: The Soloist

By Sean Dietrich, Sean of the South  I was eleven. I was invited to try out for the Christmas community choir. A lady visited our church...

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Richard Simmons: Why leaders fail

Stephen Covey often spoke of how leadership development has changed. He said that all the relevant literature on leadership that was...

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Randy Tatano: OK, Alabama, it's time to stop eating fake Italian food

At the end of the classic mob movie Goodfellas, Ray Liotta complains about Witness Protection placing him miles away from decent Italian...

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Ray Melick: What were once vices are now legislative priorities

The band “The Doobie Brothers” (ask your parents) put out an album way back in 1974 with the title, “What were once vices are now habits.”...

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Caylah Coffeen: Who stands for the Asian Americans?

Tensions are rising again in the East. China continues to close the noose around Taiwan. Russia seeks to invade Ukraine. The more Communists...

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KCarl Smith: Only in America - Immigration

I have written about this before, and it bears repeating: Frederick Douglass is undoubtedly America’s greatest liberty messenger. I...

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Matt Murphy: A love letter to Alabama

It was supposed to be a fling. Hanky-panky. Not quite a one-night stand…but close.  One of those summer camp romances that come and...

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Amie Beth Shaver: Abortion, a follow up

“Mom. What would have happened to us if your mom didn't have you?" The child who asked was little. I was shocked by the question. Still,...

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Krissie Allen: The competing visions hanging in the balance of Dobbs

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor posed a telling question during last week’s oral arguments in Dobbs v....

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