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Guest: Alabama can’t fumble the ball on $3 billion of COVID school relief

Imagine this: Someone gives you a million dollars to use as you see fit. A year later, you have spent every penny on shiny...

State Rep. Danny Garrett: The best choice for Alabama

President Ronald Reagan was the iconic conservative politician. He was also an effective statesman and leader. Reagan's conservatism was comprised of eleven principles: Freedom. Faith....

Aderholt: Our defense budget gap threatens America’s security

On May 4, I spoke at the Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce on the challenges our nation is facing on multiple fronts from...

ADHR commissioner Buckner: Fewer foster children, record high adoptions among recent child welfare successes in Alabama

There is rarely an idle moment in the world of child welfare, but this time of year deserves a brief pause for reflection and...

Carl: Democrats have turned their back on the American people

Folks across the country are paying more for gas every single time they fill up. We’ve hit a new record of $4.20 a gallon...

Guest: New telehealth law includes important patient protections

Alabama physicians will have to brush up on their “webside manner” now that a new law is on the books to improve the delivery...

Beth Chapman: Be prepared to vote May 24

Voting is a sacred freedom and one we should all hold dear. Election Day is the one day you get to freely state your...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: What is wrong with San Francisco?

San Francisco is one of the most beautiful and affluent cities in the world. And yet San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle, have significant...

Sunday Reflections: The offense of the gospel

When I was a boy preacher, I heard affirmations from congregants such as, “Preacher, you really stepped on my toes today!” This remark meant...

George Wallace Jr.: 50th anniversary of Wallace assassination attempt offers opportunity for reflection

Fifty years ago, on May 15, 1972, I was a student at the University of Alabama and in my Tuscaloosa apartment when a “Special...

Pro-life advocate Kacy Gray: Katie Britt is the Christian conservative champion Alabama needs in the Senate

My name is Kacy Gray. I am a resident of Chilton County, and I am a staunch advocate for protecting the sanctity of life. Alabamians...

Carl: 2022 Military Service Academy appointments

One of the best parts of my job is nominating young men and women for appointments at one of our nation’s five military service...

Beth Chapman: High praise for low unemployment

Just about everyone who wants a job in most parts of Alabama should have one by now with unemployment at 2.9%. That low rate is...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: The Fed missed inflation

We have been told repeatedly to “follow the science,” which usually means submit to expert rule. But experts, no matter how smart, cannot run...

Sunday Reflections: Don’t act like a preacher

It happened twice lately, and on the same day, when I was innocently identified as a preacher. I walked into a funeral home and the...

Flowers: Richard Shelby – Alabama’s greatest U.S. Senator

Our iconic senior United States Senator Richard Shelby turns 88 this week. Shelby is in the waning months of his monumental career in the...

Justice Will Sellers: Hi five!

May is an interesting month for our neighbors to the South. This year, Mexico commemorates the 200th anniversary of the coronation of Emperor Agustín...

Guest: Inflation rate hits 12.5% (the real one, anyway)

Now that it’s the end of April, the federal government will soon release the latest numbers from the Consumer Price Index to officially tell...

John Merrill: Ballot trafficking is illegal in Alabama

In Alabama, it is illegal for any individual to return or mail another individual’s absentee ballot application or their absentee ballot. This practice, known...

Carl: Hometown heroes

Early last year, I joined my friend Rep. Kat Cammack and several colleagues in asking our constituents to submit nominations for hometown heroes who...

Beth Chapman: Financial literacy

We’ve just completed the month designated by U.S. lawmakers as Financial Literacy Month. It would appear many of them aren’t financially literate, and it...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Another housing bubble?

Rapidly rising house prices are contributing to inflation but may also signal a housing market bubble. Overpriced real estate contributed to the financial crisis...

Sunday Reflections: Speak the speech plainly, I pray thee

My 10-year-old grandson asked me to join in an Easter egg hunt. “I’ll versus you,” he said. I was puzzled until my daughter explained this means “challenge.” “It’s...

Durant: Career politicians are a scourge on our country

As a first-time candidate, I came in with a set of expectations about the challenges I might face running to serve Alabama in the...