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 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    February 1, 2021 

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...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    February 1, 2021 

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...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    February 1, 2021 

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...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    February 1, 2021 

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...

 
 By John M Taylor    Opinion    February 1, 2021 

Marxist Hatred of the South

“I wouldn’t know, I’ve only ever killed communists.” Polish soldier Rafal Gan-Ganowicz’s likely facetious response when asked what it was like to kill a human being. In a 2015 YouTube...

 
 By Daniel Sutter    Opinion    February 1, 2021 

Will Student Loans be Forgiven?

November’s elections imply we will likely see some Federal student loans forgiven. Current student debt levels reflect the morphing of a reasonable program. Loan forgiveness may produce significant...

 

RESOLUTION Honoring President Donald J. Trump

President Donald J. Trump accomplished more than any President in our Country’s history. He is the greatest President ever. As a member of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee, I will pass...

 

The Necessity of American Leadership in a post-COVID World

Thirty years ago, the world seemed like a more stable place. The United States was at the height of international prowess and had deftly negotiated with almost the entire world to oust Sadam Hussein...

 
 By John W. Giles    Opinion    February 1, 2021 

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...

 

What If …

SOURCE: https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/donald-trump-speech-save-america-rally-transcript-january-6 What if Trump protesters were infiltrated by radical elements of BLM / Antifa / deranged...

 

We Lost Some Good Ones This Year

As is my annual ritual, my year-end column pays tribute to Alabama political legends who have passed away during the year. Sonny Cauthen passed away in Montgomery at age 70. He was the ultimate...

 

Reapportionment

As we close the book on 2020, we will close the door on national politics and get back to the basics, good old Alabama politics. That's my game. It is what I know and like to write and talk about. Som...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    January 1, 2021

The Three Horsemen of Alabama

Hey, aren’t there supposed to be four? Yup, but right now I am not talking about the Apocalypse. I am going to write about something I never write about. In the ten-plus years of Robservations, I...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    January 1, 2021

The Battle of Mauvila

This is an open message to all archaeologists in and around Alabama, and especially those who work or are interested in southwest Alabama. Because of COVID-19 and intense campaigning in our last...

 

Peaceful Transfer of Power: Pax Romana style

I grow weary of so much self-adulation of the forthcoming transfer of executive power to install Biden after four years of suffering similarly poor ‘public servant’ Trump. The world observed...

 

The Future of America is Undiminished by Circumstance

It was President Harry Truman who said, “The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know,” and King Solomon, perhaps the wisest man ever, stated pretty much the same thing a few...

 

Public Health Mandates are Political

Governments across the country have imposed numerous public health policies to control COVID-19. A prominent one has been requiring the wearing of masks in public; Alabama has been under a mask order...

 

Elections Have Consequences

The run-off Senate elections in Georgia are the most consequential elections in American history. If the Democrats sweep these two elections, there will be no checks against a Biden Administration...

 

Secession

“If any State in the Union will declare that it prefers ‘separation’ over ‘union,’ “I have no hesitation in saying, ‘let us separate.’” – Thomas Jefferson In 2010 Russian...

 

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...

 

R.I.P. Bob Lieberman

Submitted by John J. Davis – Special Guest Columnist Assistant Attorney General, Appellate Division, Office of the Attorney General, State of Alabama I got to know Bob Lieberman almost 30 years ago when I worked with his oldest son, Bruce, on the s...

 

Presidential Election Turnout Shatters Record in Alabama

On the morning of the momentous November 3 Presidential Election Day, I began my day on my hometown radio station, WTBF in Troy, which has been my tradition for election days for over 30 years. As...

 

COVID Killed the Don

Around Labor Day when this year’s presidential campaign was beginning to heat up, I wrote a column about the classic 1960 presidential contest between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon. This pivotal...

 

The World in Which We Live

I have to admit one thing. As I look back at my Air Force career, I have had the honor and pleasure working with some of the most honorable, intelligent and patriotic men and women you can imagine. I...

 

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