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Paige Patterson and #SBCToo — ‘Wrath of God’ has fallen on the Southern Baptist Convention

During her years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, April C. Armstrong kept a journal of her experiences as one of the few women earning...

7 Things: The North Korean summit is back on, AEA hearts the ALGOP now, AG race is going to get way uglier, and more

1. Meeting with the North Koreans is back on after a visit from a North Korean envoy --- A North Korean spy delivered a letter...

Explainer: Prison reform bill

What just happened? The House recently passed a bipartisan prison reform bill authored by Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). The First Step Act...

Some shockers in an Alabama pollster’s rundown of what could happen on Tuesday

A lack of publicly available polling on Alabama's primary races is hindering the coverage of June 5th's primary races. But Alabama pollster Ray Evans...

7 Things: No one knows what Alabama’s Gov. Ivey proposed for school safety, tariffs for everyone, liberal hypocrisy, and more

1. No one in Alabama politics is actually paying attention to what Gov. Kay Ivey is doing on school safety, which is ... almost nothing ---...

7 Things: Trump pounds away on AG Sessions, “Media bias” is PART of the Roseanne story, Troy King’s abuse of power as AG, and...

1. President Donald Trump regrets hiring AG Jeff Sessions, reports say he will fire him after Mueller report  --- Even though Sessions was the first...

The future of jobs and how Billy Joel’s ‘Allentown’ was remarkably prescient

Over 35 years ago during the 1981-82 recession, Billy Joel released “Allentown” about the plight of this Pennsylvania town. The song resonated across the...

State and local elections suffer low voter turnout because they don’t inspire

State and local elections are like the Terms & Conditions of your new app: you know they’re extremely important, but you don’t really have...

President Donald Trump endorses Congressman Mo Brooks for re-election

If you followed Congressman Mo Brooks' campaign for U.S. Senate and his campaign for re-election to the U.S. House, there was one theme his...

7 Things: Trump campaigns, Roseanne fails big-time, Alabama’s Republican Party stares down a big problem, and more …

1. President Donald Trump is on the campaign trail again, as if he ever stopped --- While Trump was campaigning for Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, she...

What electoral politics is vs. what it should be

Election season reminds us – as if we had forgotten – of what politics usually is rather than what it ought to be. I’ve often...

High-level incumbents likely won’t help civil asset forfeiture reform

Stories like Frank Ranelli’s – a Birmingham-area businessman whose more than 130 computers were seized by Homewood police in 2010 on suspicion that some...

7 Things: A flurry of false immigration stories, attack ads hit Alabama, North Korea meeting may happen in June, and more

1. Lying about immigration is becoming a full-time beat for the media --- There were a series of outrages over the weekend, none of which...

The GOP should be required to declare an in-kind contribution from the NFL

It is late May and we are talking about the NFL. This normally does not happen but for some reason the NFL wanted to...

State elections matter more than most think

Washington, D.C. — one of the most visited cities in the world — oozes a sense of superiority and power. How could it not?...

7 Things: Trump says no NOKO summit, Gubernatorial race job arguments, 45 state lawmakers endorse Ivey, and more

1. President Donald Trump pulls out of North Korea summit, American media cheers, North Korea wants back in --- Trump announced the news in a letter...

Who gets credit for job growth in Alabama? The voters may decide

Hopefully, the last week and a half of the GOP primary race for governor will be more illuminating than the race up to this...

7 Things: Kushner security clearance HUGE news, paper targets Alabama immigration law, Trump wants to withhold aid from countries who send ‘animals,’ and more...

1. A conclusion that is obvious, but not being drawn: Jared Kushner is probably in the clear --- Kushner had his temporary security clearance revoked...

7 Things: Alabama sues over illegals, Trump thinks N. Korean summit may not happen, Ainsworth has strong words for Gov. Ivey, and more

1. Alabama's Attorney General and Congressman Mo Brooks sue the federal government to stop the counting of illegals in the next census --- Democrats demand illegals...

Alabama voters may elect controversial Jim Bonner because they think he’s someone else

Winning elections requires a strategy, and few strategies garner results like having a famous name. Jim Bonner, a controversial candidate for Alabama Public Service Commission,...

7 Things: Deputy AG agrees with Trump on investigating abuses, Alabama black Democrats may push Walt Maddox over the top, mistaken identity could create...

1. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein agrees with Trump the IG should look in to surveillance abuses --- The White House released a statement that reads like...

7 Things: School shooting and irrelevant arguments, Rep. Ainsworth calls for a special session on arming teachers, Alabama set to lose big to Mississippi,...

1. Another school shooting leads same old arguments  --- Ten were killed and 13 were wounded when a student opened fire on his classmates with a...

VIDEO: A lawmaker tries to “out” the Governor — Alabama could benefit from sports gambling — Scott Dawson no-shows his appearance … and more...

Radio talk show host Dale Jackson and Dr. Waymon Burke take you through this week's biggest political stories including: -- Did Scott Dawson know what...

Why some political smears work, even when they’re lies

A little known, counter-intuitive communication phenomenon called "the sleeper effect" means that outright lies can become more persuasive over time even when they come...