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 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    April 1, 2021 

Capitalism and Inequality Dealing with Scammers

Inequality is one of America’s most contentious issues. According to a popular narrative, higher taxes on the rich are needed to control growing inequality. New research from the Johnson Center...

 

What's in a Name?

There has been much debate lately about how we name public buildings and whether we should remove some names because of long ago actions that no longer conform to contemporary societal practices....

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    April 1, 2021 

Back in the Air!

I have to admit. Since my last Robservation, my attention has not been so much on what is going on around the country but clearly focused elsewhere. Perhaps that is a good thing. I did watch...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    April 1, 2021 

2022 Will be Big Year for Alabama Politics

All signs point to a Titanic political year in 2022. In fact, as I look back over the last six decades of my observations of Alabama politics, next year may be the most momentous. Most states elect...

 
 By John Sophocleus    Opinion    April 1, 2021 

How Our Politburo Puts the AU in FrAUd

Column readers these past dozen years will recall AU administration frequently begs attention. Distortion of this once grand institution into another corrupt arm of the Lowder-Hubbard graft machine...

 
 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...

 

The Double Standard has Completely Destroyed America's Trust in the Media

When completely unfounded and unverified accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Cavanagh came out of the blue, Senator Elizabeth Warren and other leading Democrats...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    April 1, 2021 

Tax Filing Headaches

2021 Federal Tax Deadline ... due by May 17 to avoid interest and penalties. Once again, it is time for all Americans to endure the annual ritual of filing and paying their income taxes. Every year,...

 
 By John M Taylor    Opinion    April 1, 2021 

Abraham Lincoln's Reason for War

Abe Lincoln was determined to keep the Union together and deny Southern Independence. Although antithetical to the creation of these united States, the “unbreakable union myth” was supported by...

 
 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...

 

A Babbit World

The January 6 Capitol riot was a despicable display of anger and ignorance. For many it was also an orchestrated attempt to further demean and neuter Trump and his 75-million-plus supporters. A perfectly timed distraction ceased the roll call...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    March 1, 2021

Benefactor or Ideologue

Over the years, I have discussed my observations and concepts of the two different roles or routes taken by a U.S. Senator or Congressman during their tenure in Washington. One clearly chooses one of...

 

Liberty of Conscience Didn't Come Easy

We take freedom of conscience for granted, but, 500 years ago, accepting and practicing beliefs outside of the mainstream was deadly. The 1521 Diet of Worms was a legislative gathering held in Worms...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    March 1, 2021

Blue Skies and Black Masks

Before I get started, this has been an interesting time for yours truly. In September 2018, I had rotator cuff surgery here in Montgomery. It didn’t go so well. Then I had another. Same thing only...

 
 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...

 

That Smell: more 'gas tax' Goat Hill methane to build prisons…

Some may recall my 2019 column on Gov. Ivey’s new and improved ACCA, BCA, et al bulldozer tactics deployed where Goat Hill legislators ‘passed the gas’ tax to fuel a more ove...

 
 By John M Taylor    Opinion    March 1, 2021

The First Amendment and Lincoln's Regime

“Freedom of speech and freedom of the press, precious relics of former history, must not be construed too largely.” – William T. Sherman The First Amendment: Congress shall make no law...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    March 1, 2021

Dealing with Scammers

Every society must protect against those who would use violence to steal from others. After controlling criminals, swindlers become a major fear and motivates many government regulations. Yet...

 

Court Packing: A Death Sentence for Democracy

In 1948, Winston Churchill warned that if we do not learn from history, we are condemned to repeat it. The United States has had a nine member Supreme Court for 150 years and it has served us well....

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    March 1, 2021

The Biden Regime

After winning the greatest scam election in history, Joe Biden and his comrades are wasting no time in their crusade to wreck the world’s greatest nation. Right off the bat on his very first day,...

 

Big Issues Facing Alabama Legislature

The 2021 legislative session has begun. It will be a monumental and difficult session. Due to COVID restrictions, the logistics of just meeting will be a task. House members will be spread out all...

 

Prison Issue still a Tar-Baby

As the 2021 Regular Legislative Session looms, the 800-pound gorilla in the room is the prison issue. The situation has grown more dire and imminent because the U.S. Justice Department has now filed...

 

Where do We Find Such Men?

With all the post-election negativity swamping the news daily, I started to write a Robservation concentrating on some of the buffoonery taking place in Washington. And I think we can all agree that...

 

The Rally of January 6

Today’s American people who are well informed can have no difficulty understanding that Donald Trump has been one of our most patriotic presidents in recent years. But because “The Donald” had...

 

Those Who Make Peaceful Divorce Impossible Will Make Domestic Violence Inevitable

I ask forgiveness from any reader who recalls JFK’s famous 1962 quote, but paraphrasing seemed apropos after comments on last month’s column addressing ‘peaceful transfers of power’ bantered...

 

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