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April is Confederate History Month in Alabama

Dear Editor, Alabama’s Board of Education has proclaimed April as Confederate History Month. Our Confederate veterans fought for freedom from a 200% tax on steel plows and iron stoves, which made the steel industries that elected Abraham Lincoln even richer. Famous Black educator, Booker T. Washington, strongly supported our Confederate monuments, writing to Mamie Harrison, June…

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Reform of Alabama Ethics Law creates division in state GOP leaders

  Every statewide officer in the state of Alabama is a Republican. The GOP also holds supermajorities in both chambers of the Alabama Legislature. Thus, most state leaders are generally singing off the same page when it comes to the direction of the state, which has led to a lot of positive changes to the…

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Something different this week

  Tuesday was not my day. I had struggled to come up with the topic I wanted to write about, finally came up with it, and then – after more than 900 words – hit the “do not save” button. So after screaming I decided to just write a very brief column about something different…

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Subdivisions

I was listening to my wife tell me about a group she is involved with. They are twelve women, from around the world, who came together online in a chat-room sometime back before Y2K. They are all devout Christians, and the Bible was the subject of their online discussions. They are all very close friends,…

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Biden is greater threat to democracy

In a recent 35-minute interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. detailed his criticisms of his 2024 race opponents, former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden. I share excerpts from this interview to point out some of the accusations being leveled against President Biden. Mr. Kennedy stated that “you…

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Thoughts on nature

I’m thinking a lot about nature this week. Spring is here, and all the trees and flowers are starting to fill out. Instead of browns and grays I see green, yellow, pink, white, and red when I look out my windows or drive down the road. Nature here on earth is defined in many different…

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Debtestable

Thanks to BOTH the Democrats AND the Republicans in Congress, and then with the signature of President Joe Biden, “We the People” were just saddled with an additional $1.2 trillion in debt as a “mini”-spending bill to keep our federal government operating. This caused me to coin a new word-fusion for when the debt has…

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Justice system no longer functioning in our country

  I am sorry to say, but, in my opinion, we no longer have a functioning justice system in our country. Courts have fallen to the pressure of politics, vendettas and personal motives. On Monday a small semblance of sanity stepped in when an appeals court lowered the $454 million bond that New York Attorney…

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Time to lock the clock

Op-ed by Sen. Tommy Tuberville   Earlier this month, we “sprang forward” and lost an hour of sleep. I hope it’s the last time we do. Changing the clocks means we effectively give the entire country jet lag twice a year. Disruptive time change can have serious consequences. Studies have suggested that the disruption of sleep patterns associated with the…

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