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 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    November 1, 2022 

Election Year Observations

This 2022 Election Year in Alabama has been monumental and memorable. Any gubernatorial year is big in the state. It is the brass ring of Alabama politics to be governor. However, the race to succeed...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    November 1, 2022 

THE FECKLESS U.N.

FECKLESS: lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible, useless, worthless, incompetent, inefficient, inept, good-for-nothing, idle, slothful, indolent, shiftless, spiritless,...

 

Mussolini's Rise to Power: A Centenary to Remember

One hundred years ago this month, Italy succumbed to a new political order that would ignite a worldwide struggle for freedom. Completely abandoning its rightful claim as the birthplace of republican...

 

Straight-Ticket Defiers

To those who don’t want to be a part of the Bloods or Crips political gang…. https://www.alabamagazette.com/story/2018/12/01/opinion/the-scourge-of-straight-ticketers/1518.html Straight-ticket vot...

 
 By John M Taylor    Opinion    November 1, 2022 

The Gettysburg Address: Lincolnian Sophistry

Being born in the middle of the Baby Boom, I have seen society improve in some ways and deteriorate in others. Declines in education are well documented. Although a large percentage of teachers seek...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    November 1, 2022 

The Libertarian Alternative

On the 8th of this month, we will be going to the polls to vote for and against various candidates in this year's mid-term general election. For some offices, we won't have much of a choice-the...

 

Alabama State Board of Education

School board members are some of the most selfless public servants in Alabama. This accolade goes to the Alabama State Board of Education, and more specifically local school board members. These...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    October 1, 2022

AND YET WE ARE THE NIHILISTS!

NIHILISM: The rejection of all religious and moral principles, in the belief that life is meaningless. A viewpoint that traditional values and beliefs are unfounded and that existence is senseless...

 

Five Hundred Years of Global Trade

With supersonic air travel, it takes less than three days to travel around the world. Five hundred years ago, it took three years. When Ferdinand Magellan left Spain in 1519, he embarked on an...

 

Electing Lobbyists: Streamlining Political Theft in Alabama

Bill Britt (4/18/18 Alabama Political Reporter) stated current and former BCA [Business Council of Alabama] members thought the board’s vote demanding Bill Canary’s resignation was good news for...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    October 1, 2022

Biden's Amazing Inflation Machine

From 2017 through 2021, under the Donald Trump administration, America’s inflation rate remained steady at about two percent annually, a rate that will underwrite a strong, robust economy. But...

 

The False Demonization of Nathan Bedford Forrest

Just mentioning the name Nathan Bedford Forrest stirs many emotions. As Abe Lincoln has been falsely deified, Forrest has been falsely demonized. Remember, the winner writes the history and they have...

 

Labor Day Reflections on Quiet Quitting

Labor Day was established in 1894 to honor America’s workers. “Quiet quitting” refers to working no more than necessary to keep your job and then bragging about it on Tik Tok. Does quiet...

 
 By Gary Miller    Opinion    October 1, 2022

OUTDOOR TRUTHS

I made my way to the tree stand on opening day of Tennessee’s deer season. The weather was perfect, including a chance of light rain. I had prepared for this hunt by being meticulous about being...

 

Alabama is a Big Front Porch

This is the final version of a three week series of stories that illustrate that Alabama is a Big Front Porch. James E. “Big Jim” Folsom was one of our few two-term governors. In the old days,...

 

NATO's Newest Member

Prior to the American Revolution and more than a decade before the French Revolution, there was the Swedish Revolution, which marks its 250th anniversary this month. While often out of the orbit of...

 

JUST ASKING

In the news everyday now, we are hearing about the 87,000 new IRS agents being hired by the federal government. At base level, this seems to be a bit egregious and threatening. Let’s be honest,...

 

Stealing Elections in Alabama: Next Step, Close Primaries

Champions of political competition often cite Alabama with the most restrictive ballot access laws in 50 States. Any non-duopoly political party wanting access/inclusion on the upcoming Nov. 8th...

 

Jack Hinson: One Man's Retribution

The War for Southern Independence produced many divisions in both North and South. Southerners overwhelmingly supported the Confederate cause; a small percentage supported the North and some...

 

The Demise of the Butterflies

What has happened to our butterflies? Have many people even bothered to notice? On a typical summer day, how many do you see? Up until about 1980, anybody could step outside in most places and spot a...

 

The Quest for Stable Government

Ninety years ago, Portugal was the poster child for instability. New governments came and went roughly every 6 months. Change seemed the only constant, which created a vacuum of leadership tailor...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    August 1, 2022

BITS AND PIECES #15: WAKE UP AMERICA!

As I sit here today, I have to continuously shake my head. I have to ask myself, “What in the heck is going through the minds of so many Americans?” As a society, it seems as though we have lost...

 

January Sixth Twenty Twenty-one: A Date Which Will Live in Stupidity

I can almost hear FDR’s shrill voice enunciating these words in my “mind’s ear.” The nation’s capitol was fatuously and ignorantly attacked… Apropos to evoke FDR as a traditional, big...

 

THE FIST BUMP THAT WAS SEEN 'ROUND THE WORLD

On his 4-day trip to the Middle East, Joe Biden gave a new definition to Barack Obama’s foreign policy of “Leading from Behind,” and it is not good. “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World” refer...

 

Compact is more than a Theory

Recent Supreme Court rulings have stirred up a “hornet’s nest,” especially the Dobbs abortion decision on June 24, 2022. Roe vs. Wade created a so-called right to abort an unborn child,...

 

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