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Justice Will Sellers: The quest for stable government

Ninety years ago, Portugal was the poster child for instability. New governments came and went roughly every six months. Change seemed the only constant,...

Carl: Fighting for a strong national defense

Every year, the president lays out a budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. I wrote earlier this year how disappointed I was in...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: West Virginia versus the EPA raises a major question

In one of the final decisions of a momentous term, the Supreme Court halted the replacement of coal-fired power plants in West Virginia v....

Sunday Reflections: A yellow ribbon

Singer Tony Orlando recorded “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” in 1973, the story of a man after release from prison. He tells his sweetheart to...

Flowers: Katie Britt won the Senate race the old fashioned way

Katie Britt won the Republican Senate primary the old fashioned way. She got out and worked for it and earned it and, folks, she...

Secretary of State Merrill addresses redistricting controversies

Recently, the implementation of the newly drawn state legislative district lines has become a point of conversation in large part due to a lack...

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl: Independence Day

Last year as we entered Independence Day Weekend, the Biden White House bragged that the cost of an average family’s 4th of July cookout...

Celebrate freedom with a prayer: America is under attack from within

As each of those brave souls lifted the quill and placed his signature upon the document known as the Declaration of Independence, our Founding...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Celebrating national unity?

We celebrate America on the Fourth of July. But do Americans today still respect each other enough to constitute a functioning country? Responses to...

Sunday Reflections: The sound of silence

Simon and Garfunkel recorded “The Sound Of Silence” in 1964, later popularized in the 1967 film, “The Graduate.” Simon explained that he retreated to...

Steve Flowers: Bill Baxley has a place in Alabama history

The 1970 governor’s race between George Wallace and Albert Brewer overshadowed every other political race in the state that year. However, one of Alabama’s...

Guest: 4 myths that can cost you your sight this July 4

Every year, Americans – often youngsters – suffer serious eye injuries from fireworks on the Fourth of July. People like teenager Jameson Lamb, robbed...

Carl: Life wins

Like many of you, I was thrilled last week to see the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned...

Beth Chapman: Low turnout, high stakes

“The world is run by those who show up.” This quote has been used to motivate everyone from athletes to business leaders, but it’s...

Sunday Reflections: Prepare to meet God

It was a last minute and very fluid situation when our son determined to make a job-related move to Denver. He flew and asked...

Flowers: Do campaign ads pander?

During the waning days of the campaigns for governor and U.S. Senator, I received an inordinate amount of correspondence lamenting the outrageous, demagogic, disingenuous,...

Carl: The real cost of inflation

Recent estimates show that runaway inflation and increasing costs for essentially everything cost the typical American family an extra $5,200 a year to maintain...

Beth Chapman: Children’s Hospital recognized as the best

The one word we in Alabama want and need to hear when a child needs serious medical attention is “Children’s.” At Children’s Hospital of Alabama,...

Gov. Kay Ivey: When the world was a mess, Alabama showed plain common sense — Our tourists are proof positive of that

When the world was a mess, Alabama showed plain common sense. Our tourists are proof positive of that. Over the last two years, tourists and...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: What happened at Abbott?

The February shutdown of an Abbott Laboratories plant in Michigan due to contamination precipitated the nationwide baby formula shortage. The plant finally resumed production...

Mo Brooks: I just want Alabama and America to be great

I got into this U.S. Senate race for one reason: I have never before feared for the future of my country like I do...

Sunday Reflections: Don’t stop praying

Included in the lists of great speakers of the 20th century are Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Martin Luther King and Adolph Hitler. The latter addition...

Justice Will Sellers: Saint Hannah and her sinner son

The summer of 1974 in Washington, D.C. was a political bullfight; there was one bull, but a host of matadors, picadors and spectators galore...

Aderholt: Continuing the push for rural broadband in Alabama

Back in 2018, while I was serving as the chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, I oversaw the creation of the USDA’s...