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 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    June 1, 2021 

Status of 2022 U.S. Senate Race

When Senator Richard Shelby announced he would not run for reelection to a sixth six-year term in 2022, speculation immediately began as to who would run for our iconic senior senator’s seat....

 

Loyalty Still Matters

Always the catch-all political crime, an accusation of treason is used to punish rivals and remove them from civic engagement. Autocrats use the insinuation of treason with brutal efficiency to banish...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    June 1, 2021 

Bits and Pieces Part 12

Well, here I go with yet another installment of Bits and Pieces. To be honest, there is so much foolishness to write about in our country today. Luckily, I am very good at just shaking my head and not...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    June 1, 2021 

Reforming Occupational Licensing

Occupational licensing involves government-imposed requirements for practitioners in different professions, or what critics call government permission slips to work. Despite a lack of evidence of bene...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    June 1, 2021 

Out of Afghanistan

For well over a century, America has always remained the most powerful nation on the planet. In that context, it is a good thing; no other nation would lay a hand on us unless it wanted to be...

 
 By John Sophocleus    Opinion    June 1, 2021 

DC Statehood: time to take a "Mulligan"

US Constitution: Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 “To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular...

 
 By John Taylor    Opinion    June 1, 2021 

Snakes in the Grass

“The rivers are full of crocodile nasties, and He who made kittens put snakes in the grass.” Ian Anderson I attended and briefly spoke to House State Government committees in Montgomery in support of House Bill 242 and in opposition to House...

 
 By Perry O Hooper Jr    Opinion    June 1, 2021 

Elise Stefanik is the Right Choice

Editor’s Note: On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, Republicans quickly voted to oust Cheney from her position. Stefanik was voted as her successor the following Friday. In February I authored a...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 1, 2021

State Supreme Court often forgotten in Alabama

Our 1901 Alabama Constitution replicates the United States Constitution in designing a triumvirate of government. The Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches are designed to have separate and...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    May 1, 2021

Who Are the Nine People Who Sit on Our State Supreme Court?

This week allow me to share with you a sketch of the men and women who sit on our State Supreme Court. These nine Justices are all Republican, all conservative on both social and business issues. All...

 

Remembering the Bay of Pigs and Its Aftermath

When great powers stump their toe on foreign policy, the initial pain, though slight, often causes loss of focus, a stumble, and sometimes a more serious accident. Sixty years ago, the United States...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    May 1, 2021

'TOP' MEANS STOP!!

I find it funny how no matter where you are, people insist the folks from either their home state are the worst drivers in the world or they like to say all people from another area are the worst. ...

 
 By John Sophocleus    Opinion    May 1, 2021

Christos Anesti! – i.e. "Christ is Risen!"

Or perhaps “Cheese-toast [sic] Anesti!” to fans who recall actor John Corbett’s poor attempt at psittacism in the 2002 movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding as “Ian Miller.” A few Greeks found 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 Daniel Sutter    Opinion    May 1, 2021

The Freedom to Use Fossil Fuels

The Biden Administration seems intent on renewing the war against fossil fuels to combat global warming. Before going down this path, I hope Americans will consider Alex Epstein’s argument in The Mo...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    May 1, 2021

Dangerous Vaccines

On January 5 of this year, baseball legend Henry Aaron received his COVID-19 vaccine and then promptly tweeted that Coronavirus vaccinations are safe and that all black Americans should get the shots:...

 
 By John M Taylor    Opinion    May 1, 2021

Clement L. Vallandigham: A Victim of Lincoln's Regime

We observe many modern instances of government overreach. A look at Abe Lincoln’s regime will echo much of what we now witness – Clement Laird Vallandigham’s case is an example. [Denied free...

 

Joe Biden's Plan Not About Infrastructure but Big Government Control

Joe Biden’ Infrastructure Plan is not about Infrastructure but about a radical transformation of the entire American economy. This is what the world’s elites like to call “The Great Reset....

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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