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Sen. Beason Tries To Pass More Handgun Legislation

Here he goes again. Senator Scott Beason of Gardendale, is trying to pass legislation that would allow anybody to carry a handgun in a car without a permit. We went through this last year with the...

 
 By Robert Tate    News    March 1, 2014

Rules Of The Road According To Yours Truly

You know, I spend a lot of time on the highway driving back and forth between Montgomery and Atlanta - some 500+ trips already. And I’ll tell you what, although I can’t say I’ve seen it all, I...

 
 By Zack Azar    Outdoors    March 1, 2014

Wild Turkey Season Starts March 15th

Even under "normal" circumstances, taking an Eastern wild turkey is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, hunting activities we engage in. However there are always some unique scenarios that...

 

NFL Combine: Boost or Bust?

It seems that the NFL Combine has been a part of football all my life. That really can not be true because it has only become an important event in professional football for a few decades now. And,...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Opinion    March 1, 2014

NSA Has Unconstitutionally Breached The Trust Of The American People

The NSA has unconstitutionally monitored the telephone and email logs of American citizens and breached the trust that we should have in our privacy. Have there been other times when the actions of...

 

Accounting for Crime

This article is the second in a series dealing with counterintuitive thoughts about how we deal with crime. I previously pointed out that the solution to the problem of crime will not result from...

 

Defeating the Politics of Polarization

In an increasingly polarized America where little consensus is found, it is somewhat interesting to find that there are people on the right and the left who may be sharing a bit of mutual agreement...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    March 1, 2014

The Battle for the Minds of Children: American Education at the Crossroads

It is a battlefield, not of guns and swords, but spiritual warfare, for the minds and hearts of children. It centers on the definition and purposes of Education in America today. Sincere people,...

 
 By John Sophocleus    News    March 1, 2014

Grass Roots Activists REexpose The 'Usual Suspects' In Another Attempt To REwrite 1901 Constitution

A group of private citizens from all corners of our State who remain concerned and continue to fight attempts to rewrite the Alabama Constitution may have found an ‘Achilles Heel’ in the current...

 

March Potpourri

March is the month I describe as the front door to spring.With the winter blues and the unusually cold season, I am definitely ready for the crisp, cool and clear days just ahead. Have you heard someo...

 

Scapegoating

Oscar Wilde said, “I can resist anything, except temptation.” Beneath that little bit of humor is fact. We are all tempted and we all sin. Jesus was the only exception. He was tempted as we...

 

Ethics is simplicity

About forty years ago the Alabama Legislature passed an ethics reform act, established an Ethics Commission, and hired Prattville's Melvin Cooper as the State's first Ethics Commissioner. Over the...

 

Beware The Ides Of March (And Every Day)

“Beware the Ides of March,” said the soothsayer to Caesar in William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. We at Social Security recommend you beware not only the Ides of March, but every day—and...

 

"Live a Balanced Life"

Are there areas in your life that are not “kept” because you are taking care of everyone else? If you are always on the go, constantly working and never taking time for yourself, you will end up...

 

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