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 By Robert Tate    Opinion    March 1, 2020 

Michael Who?

Before I get started, I would like to express my condolences to the Ed Jones family on his passing this past week. I got to meet him when I first started writing for the Gazette and he was always...

 
 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...

 

The Great American Comeback

It was President Trump at his finest. Trump highlighted the booming economy, articulated his foreign policy, and tied his vision for the American future to its heroic past. He awarded a scholarship...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    March 1, 2020 

The Demise of the Democrats

Back in the day, in the 1800’s, the Democratic Party in the United States stood solidly for our fundamental Constitutional principles—liberty, justice, and free enterprise. But as the 20th...

 
 By John Sophocleus    Opinion    March 1, 2020 

What's New Hypocrat? Time to Abolish Parties in the 'Age of Impeachment'

Hypocrisy in overdrive these past months, now less fueled by DC politburo members, is decelerating back to ‘coasting speed’ toward the usual destination of ‘Dershowitzian’ good intentions...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    March 1, 2020 

Death, Taxes and Prosperity

The only two sure things in life, according to the saying, are death and taxes. Should businesses profit when one of their employees dies? They can avoid taxes, and this reduces our prosperity. I...

 

Wars and Rumors of Wars

In War: Resolution In Defeat: Defiance In Victory: Magnanimity In Peace: Good Will The time is quickly approaching in the war on terror where the stakes will increase exponentially. There are dozens o...

 

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...

 

Bold and Decisive Leadership

By ordering the airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, President Trump has demonstrated to Iran's leaders and to the world, that he will take "swift, decisive" actions to protect...

 

Amendment One: 2020 Vision

Just as the Republocrats $1.2 billion Amendment One [2003] proposal of significant increases for individual income tax payers, the sales tax, property tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, etc....

 

Building Better Roads

Every year, we continue to hear the same old song from our public officials—“Our infrastructure is falling apart…. We need more revenue…. We must have a tax increase.” The rational answer,...

 

Could an Asteroid Destroy Our Economy?

An asteroid could wipe out all life on Earth, so yes. But what if we mined and brought an asteroid’s valuable metals to Earth? NASA’s plan to send a probe to an asteroid generated some out-of-this...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    January 1, 2020

Out of the Mouths of Babes

The other day, I was sitting in a mall food court reading a magazine I just bought while my bride was shopping. I like to sit, read and of course watch the world pass by. I have to admit, I am a...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    January 1, 2020

The Nanny

From our very beginning, we the people of the United States have honored and fought for the right to live free and support ourselves without government interference under a sacrosanct principle...

 

Doing the County's Bidding; Malice in Hubbardland spirit still alive and well in Lee County…

Two Lee county officials were bound by law and contract documents to procure bid proposals before spending taxpayer money. Records show one manager was not protected for her actions; the other was...

 

Will the Best Team Win?

The field is set for the college football playoff. Good sportsmanship often involves wishing, “May the best team win!” But the best team does not always win, which illustrates an important...

 

Patriotic Ceremony for Veteran's Funerals

• Veterans are entitled to a patriotic ceremony at their funerals. • Families should take a copy of the veteran’s DD214 discharge papers to the funeral home and ask for an honor guard to...

 

Bits and Pieces #9

After a trying weekend of watching Alabama Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa getting his hip dislocated, I am following up with yet another edition of “Bits and Pieces.” Here we go. 1. MIDWAY: In the...

 

Mary & Joseph: UNplanned Parenthood 33BC

Most Gazette readers require no reminder of the ‘unplanned’ (in this world) birth we venerate each Christmas. Some may recall a similarly titled 2015 Christmas column years ago. After accusation o...

 

Daylight Wasting

This past November 3, we all ran our clocks back one hour to switch from daylight saving time back to standard time. From then until next spring, we lose an extra hour of daylight every afternoon. As...

 

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...

 

When the Impossible Happens

The Berlin Wall, the most visible manifestation of Communist oppression, came down thirty years ago. This totally unexpected event was a triumph of hope and the human spirit. How can social scientists...

 

A TRIBUTE TO: NINE-O-NINE

On 2 October of this year, I was in the Orange Theory Fitness facility getting ready to start a noon workout. Sitting there waiting for class to begin, I was reading through some of the current news f...

 

A Coward Dies a Thousand Deaths: I wish it were so few…

This month is the ten year anniversary of submitting my first Alabama Gazette column. It addressed eminent domain abuse; the infamous Kelo decision in the US Supreme Court and more specifically...

 

Enough is Enough

Back in the 1990’s, WACV Radio talk show host, Don Markwell, regularly featured Montgomery Mayor Emory Folmar as a guest on his program. One day, a caller chimed in and complained about people speed...

 

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