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Justice Will Sellers: The failure of the Pilgrims’ first Christmas

The Pilgrims’ first Christmas in the new world was remarkable, but not for the reasons you’d think. On December 25, 1621, exactly 400 years ago,...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Economics on the roof

Autumn brings falling leaves and pine needles. I recently cleared the pine needles off my roof to ensure Santa a safe landing. Economics students...

Beth Chapman: Happy 125th birthday University of Montevallo

The University of Montevallo (UM) celebrated its 125th anniversary this year. Its rich history, cobblestone streets and beautiful, historic campus date back to 1896...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Why are Americans avoiding work?

Inflation is currently America’s most pressing economic concern, but I believe that our disappearing workers pose a greater long-term challenge. Almost four million fewer Americans...

Flowers: State Senate will have little turnover in 2022

2022 was anticipated to be an exciting competitive election year. However, it is going to be a yawn of a political year. If you...

Jessica Taylor: The war on educational freedom

Just under two months ago, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) drafted a letter to the Biden administration labeling a group of concerned and...

Guest: Early wins in FAFSA completion

The pandemic elevated various gaps and inequities in our state, including the need to increase the number of Alabamians who possess postsecondary credentials or...

Beth Chapman: Changes at APT’s ‘Capitol Journal’

Todd Stacy will become the new host of Alabama Public Television’s weekly political news show, "Capitol Journal." The announcement came at the retirement of...

Guest: A secure and resilient critical infrastructure

Our national well-being relies upon secure and resilient critical infrastructure. As defined by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, “critical infrastructure describes the physical...

Carl: The National Defense budget is a win for South Alabama and the United States

For the better part of this year, Congress has been working to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets the budget for...

Rogers: It’s time for Biden put American families ahead of socialist politics

President Biden’s socialist policies are continuing to harm middle class families across our nation. Americans everywhere are being faced with skyrocketing gas and energy...

Guest: Cancel culture comes to conservative country

The true crime of a censor isn’t muzzling someone’s mouth. It’s muffling everyone else’s ears. That lesson and many others on the importance of free...

The economics of the coaching carousel

As the college football regular season winds down, the coaching carousel heats up. So far in 2021, 28 of 130 FBS programs have had...

Flowers: Incumbency prevails in 2022 state House races

Folks, believe it or not, we are closing in on six months before next year’s election year. The primary election is set for May...

Guest: Should policy views disqualify a nominee?

The nomination of Cornell University law professor Saule Omarova to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has drawn criticism for...

Paul DeMarco: Despite record crime wave, efforts persist to pressure Alabama Parole Board to release more violent inmates

The rate of homicides in the nation is at its highest rate in modern history based on data recently released from the United States...

Beth Chapman: Farmers celebrate centennial

The state’s largest farm organization, the Alabama Farmers Federation held its centennial celebration in Montgomery this week. Approximately 1,200 farmers from all 67 counties...

Carl: Biden’s border crisis continues

I’ve written several times this year about the crisis at our southern border, and it seems like the crisis is even worse each time...

Justice Will Sellers: The maturity of negotiated independence

Ninety years ago, a remarkable thing happened: the British Parliament voluntarily ceded greater political autonomy to its dominions and provided a means for other...

Flowers: Reapportionment done — Legislative races begin

The new lines are finally drawn for next year’s state legislative and congressional elections. They have just made it under the wire for the...

Guest: Rural broadband expansion requires continued focus from Alabama lawmakers

Consider for a moment the number of times each day that you access the internet for business, school, and leisure. Many families and businesses have...

Alabama Farmers Federation, Alfa Insurance president reflects on major anniversary milestones

As the Alabama Farmers Federation concludes its year-long centennial celebration this week, it is a time to reflect on the past, remember those who...

Beth Chapman: UAB is sitting on top of the world

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is in the top 10% of education institutions in the world, according to U.S. News and World...

Carl: December madness in Congress

While December is traditionally a busy month in Congress, this December is likely to be one of the busiest in recent years. For months,...