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What is the Real Price of Freedom?

PART 1: A Face to the War on Ukraine – A Father Flees with his Family By A. C. Beck On February 27, 2022, a citizen of Ukraine posted that he was safely at home in Odesa with his family, about 15...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    March 1, 2022

The 2022 World Games Will Showcase Alabama

Allow me to deviate from politics to discuss an important event for our state. The World Games 2022 will place Birmingham and the entire state of Alabama squarely in the global spotlight. Believe it o...

 

The Terrors of Justice

Eighty years ago this month, with the stroke of a pen, President Franklin Roosevelt in Executive Order 9066 effectively relegated 120,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps. Many of these...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    March 1, 2022

Bits and Pieces: 14TH Edition: WHERE IN THE HECK IS. . . ?

Here I go again with several interesting stories that have happened or are happening as I write this. Let’s face it. The world can be a disappointing place. I call this installment of Bits and...

 

Teaching of Critical Race Theory has no Place in Alabama Education

Critical race theory (CRT) is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s, built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism. Among its claims, it teaches that the color of a...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    March 1, 2022

Forbidden Cars

For many decades, our elected officials have relentlessly usurped our cherished constitution and fundamental civil rights more times than we could ever hope to count. Many of these violations are...

 

Discrimination via Poor Representation

Once upon a time, I’ve been told, students were taught ‘taxation without representation’ as a trigger in our first war for independence. Sadly, it wasn’t something stressed in my government...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    March 1, 2022

My husband is beginning to show signs of dementia, maybe even Alzheimer's.

I think that you are doing the hardest thing and the best thing for your husband and yourself by facing this right now. When our loved ones are faced with such devastating diseases it’s easier to...

 
 By John M Taylor    Opinion    March 1, 2022

Lincoln's Dilemma: Inconvenient Facts Likely to be Omitted

Advertisements for “Lincoln’s Dilemma” have been aggressively promoted. It is said to begin with the January 6, 2020, event that some call a riot and some call an “insurrection”—a...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    March 1, 2022

Did Slavery Make America Rich?

The New York Times’ 1619 Project examines the impact of slavery on America. One essay contends that our economic system was built on slavery. Was America’s ascension as an economic powerhouse due...

 

11 Commandments for Relating to People

1. Speak to people. There is nothing as nice as a cheerful word or greeting. 2. Smile at people. It takes seventy-two muscles to frown, only fourteen to smile. 3. Call people by name. The sweetest...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for March

When I think of the month of March, I see kite flying with colorful tails dancing in the wind, I see bright yellow daffodils bobbing their heads, and tulips bursting into bloom. I see the harbingers...

 

Honoring Our Heroes

Technical Sergeant Christopher Laneaux (89) Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Christopher Laneaux served 21 years in the U. S. Air Force with four separate periods of voluntary service. His Air Force...

 

"A Prayer of Blessings"

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly” – Psalm 84:11 In 433 A.D., history tells us that St....

 
 By Amanda Walker    Women    March 1, 2022

Tears & Laughter: How to be Social Without the Social Media

The United States surgeon general has issued a report stating the negative effects social media platforms are having on mental health, especially in teens and young adults. The platforms generate...

 
 By Gary Miller    Opinion    March 1, 2022

What's in Your Live Well?

The bass fishing tournaments are getting ready to start with a vengeance. Once they begin, each weekend will offer another opportunity to fish for money. All bass tournaments have pretty much the...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    March 1, 2022

Southern Cuisine - March

The recipes chosen for this issue were determined by the weather and age.. Last night was the coldest for the year. It is only February, so colder days could come back at anytime. Besides the...

 

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