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The Biden Surge – Illegal Afghans

The Biden Surge of illegal immigrants from the southern border and now Afghanistan has hit the exponential curve. As of this date, only 4,500 of the 75,000 removed from Afghanistan are Americans....

 

There is a Lady Crying in the Harbor

Friday September 14, 2001 – President Bush Called For Prayer – On Friday September 14, 2001, I was awakened at 3:00 am with overwhelming grief for our nation on the heels of the September 11th...

 

Bama Senate Showdown – Trump vs. Shelby / McConnell

In 2022, Alabama will elect a U.S. Senator to fill the seat held by Senator Richard Shelby for four decades. In 1986, as a skilled personal injury trial lawyer and shrewd Democrat candidate, Shelby...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    July 1, 2021

Change Agent or Conformist – A New Line In The Sand

Your silence is not only viewed as an endorsement, but adversarial notions will prevail with no visible opposition. A Change Agent has their finger in the dyke, while a Conformist runs for cover. The...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    May 1, 2021

Reverse Recidivism Rate

One of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s current legislative pushes is to fund new prisons, improve the current institutions, and reform the criminal justice system, to which she has faced many...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    April 1, 2021

Gambling ~ Good Public Policy or Pandemic?

In March of 1999, my phone rang and it was General Charlie Condon, the Attorney General for the State of South Carolina. I was the newly installed President of the Christian Coalition of Alabama as...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    March 1, 2021

Rush a Man Way Ahead of His Time

In 1987, I sold my portion of Giles Enterprises and did a little real estate development in 1988 and in 1989 joined the Hunt Administration as Small Business Advocate for the State of Alabama. Also...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    March 1, 2021

Picking A U.S. Senator – Proven Tried Tested

Years ago, in my manufacturing days at Giles Enterprises, we used the term “Flash Point” to describe when a chicken frying machine system would collapse, and the shortening exploded into a raging...

 

BIG GOP Crowbar – Prying Trump From Supporters

CAUTION!!! There is a new wave internally erupting and clamoring among GOP strategist, political consultants, highly financed K-Street corporate brokers and many elected headliner “Republicans In...

 

Trump's 2020 Gallup Poll Popularity – Three Reasons

The green-eyed jealousy over Trump’s historic popularity among Republican and Democrat office holders, including the liberal media has been obviously visible and immeasurably coveted. In a recent...

 

U.S. Constitution ~ Great Firewall ~ 2020 Election

“The grass fades and the flower withers, but the word of our God stands forever.” During the Ten Commandments battle here in Alabama, this was one of my favorite scriptures to publicly quote as...

 

2020 Election: The Robe-Short Fuse

As we turn 3rd base, heading for home during this 2020 election cycle, I am grappling about what to discuss in this article, because there is a trojan horse, multi-layered choreographed theatre...

 

Lady Liberty

Her name is Liberty and she is a 22-story tower of strength overshadowing the NY Harbor, which symbolizes to the world the best in freedom and democracy, but today her tears fill the rivers of her...

 

MLK 2.0 – Content of Character

The American stage is now set and ripe for a new leader to emerge in the black community, but it will not be the likes of Al, Jessie, Elijah or Maxine. Their tactics flamed out decades ago, but there...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    July 1, 2020

Trump's Three Questions

My father, W.O. Giles, Sr., taught my brothers, sister and I a famous slogan we can all recite, even today. He would say: "There is your side, their side, find what is right and do not move." This...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    June 1, 2020

Jeff Sessions Myths Dispelled

Falsehoods and myths attacking my friend, Jeff Sessions, need to be dispelled. I have known and worked with Jeff for 27 years. Loyal Trump supporters in Alabama have been torn for 3 years over his...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    May 1, 2020

Bread Lines - Grapes of Wrath 2.0

I was recently awakened early one morning at 4:00 am with a horrific dream about America. When we were having coffee, I told my wife about the dream, which shook me to the core. The first thing that...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Trump is Right, Can He Ever be Wrong?

Trumps ability to fill stadiums and maintain an unshakable base of support is defined by his adversarial opponents as a cult. To the contrary, in the face of a daily tsunami of hostile incoming...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    March 1, 2020

Rush – A Man Way Ahead Of His Time

In 1987, I sold my portion of Giles Enterprises and did a little real estate development in 1988 and in 1989 joined the Hunt Administration as Small Business Advocate for the State of Alabama. Also...

 

Trump Leadership - One Is A Majority

As a young 20 year old budding entrepreneur, I vigorously studied leadership. I was attracted to the vogue readings of the day on leadership, managing and goal setting. I learned that if you put 100...

 

Coup d'etat or Unleashing Secretariat

America is at a crossroads, either we follow Nancy, Adam, Jerry and Chuck in their unceasing attempt to remove President Trump or we as a country participate in a historic 2020 landslide election and...

 

Guns - Personal Responsibility - Shall Not Be Infringed

While the gun control debate escalates after mass shootings, I want to begin this article with a few simple questions that might deserve simple answers. Does a Saturday night special or an AK-47 on...

 

Hypothetical – Bernie or Elizabeth, Was this your idea?

Recent ‘rocky’ times at Auburn University display a cult horror picture show Right thinking, fact driven Americans have hit their high water mark, frustrated with the liberal news media...

 

THE "GIFT" THAT KEEPS ON GIVING – $4 Million

I often find myself taking a life inventory at different weigh-points, assessing if I am adequately contributing to leave a positive mark in the world, on my watch. We can never give enough back. I...

 

Qualifications? Meeting a payroll

Governor Hunt once told me, “John, before anyone runs for office or becomes a journalist, they would be well-served to have met a payroll first. What a profound statement and I agree 100%. If you...

 

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