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Still reason for hope this Thanksgiving

Cooler weather has been ushered into Alabama and the frenzy around the recent election cycle has begun to calm ever so slightly. While the lack...

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl: Thanksgiving

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is here already. I’m thankful to have a few days to spend with Tina, my kids, and my grandkids...

Opinion: The Iron Bowl and America’s water pipe

Saturday will be the 87th playing of the Auburn vs. Alabama football game. The stakes may not be as high this year, but there will be no...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Economic freedom in Alabama 2022

Canada’s Fraser Institute just released the 2022 Economic Freedom of North America (EFNA) index. The good news: Alabama’s economic freedom increased slightly. The bad...

Flowers: Jo Bonner inaugurated as president of USA

Jo Bonner was officially sworn in as the fourth president of the University of South Alabama on September 23, 2022. The University of South Alabama...

Flowers: Kay Ivey is governor again

Governor Kay Ivey’s 2022 reelection victory run has been very impressive. Kay Ivey laid to rest the last hope of the Alabama Democrats being able...

Justice Will Sellers: A Veterans Day to remember

America’s Veterans Day is recognized in other English-speaking countries as Remembrance Day. With the 80th anniversary this month of both the Battle of El...

Fmr State Sen. Brewbaker: Action needed on teacher shortage, alternative certification

There is good news and bad news for education in Alabama. On the positive side, Alabama’s political and educational leaders recently hailed the state’s...

PCI chair Stephanie Bryan: Air Force should embrace competition

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) is a sovereign nation with our own system of government, and the only federally recognized Tribe in...

Each is made for a special purpose, even Fred

His name is Fred. He was adopted into the Johnson family in 1977 and has been a faithful and beloved member ever since. Fred is a...

ABC chief: Alcohol control system paying big dividends for Alabamians

Last year, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board returned $361 million to communities and citizens to help fund essential state services such as mental...

Mayors urge ‘yes’ vote on Amendment 6

Sometimes laws become outdated and begin to have negative consequences for the people they were originally meant to help. When that happens, it becomes...

Flowers: 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...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Government-assisted suicide?

Many liberals offer Canada’s government-run healthcare as an example for the U.S. to emulate. In 2015, Canada’s Supreme Court struck down all national and...

Flowers: General election is upon us

Believe it or not, our 2022 General Election is upon us, November 8 to be exact. It seems to be going under the radar...

Aderholt: Alabama vital to U.S. space power

Earlier this year, during the International Space Station Research & Development Conference in Washington, I had the great opportunity to unveil my space vision...

Flowers: Congressional delegation to be reelected in November

Our Alabama Congressional delegation will all be reelected next month, as usual. We are no different than any other state when it comes to...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Digital dollars

The U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve are both investigating the potential for issuing a digital currency in the future in place of the...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Insurance and police reform?

Reformers have pressured police departments for years to reduce unnecessarily dangerous conduct. Yet departments and unions protect officers such as Derek Chauvin, who racked up 18...

Reflections: How then should we worship?

It was a strange comment. He was with a group who came to our church to use our facilities for a civic event. I was...

Flowers: National trends do not affect Alabama

As mentioned last week, all polling points to a significant Republican pickup of congressional seats in the upcoming November General Election. It is a historical...

Southern Research: Moving science in next 80 years

Since our founding in Birmingham more than 80 years ago, Southern Research has played a pivotal role in Birmingham’s economy and in the scientific...

Mussolini’s rise to power: A centenary to remember

100 years ago this month, Italy succumbed to a new political order that would ignite a worldwide struggle for freedom. Completely abandoning its rightful claim...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Is Happy sad?

Happy is an elephant at the Bronx Zoo. The group NonHuman Rights recently brought a habeas corpus petition in state court challenging Happy’s confinement, which...