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Dr. Daniel Sutter: Shower freedom goes down the drain

The 1992 Energy Policy Act authorized imposition of energy and water efficiency standards on household and commercial products. Consumers have not been thrilled with...

Flowers: Governor Kay Ivey second governor from Wilcox County

Kay Ivey is doing a good job as governor. She is a strong and decisive leader, who has done more than steady the ship...

Tuberville: National defense bill includes big wins for Alabama

“Speak softly, but carry a big stick,” was President Theodore Roosevelt’s motto when it came to our country’s security posture. America’s strong national defense...

Tim James: A house divided against itself cannot stand

Last week the discussion of COVID vaccination burst into the news and ripped the scab right off the wound exposing the divide among Alabamians...

State Rep. Wes Allen: Biden administration’s mixed message on COVID shows he doesn’t put Americans first

The Biden administration is issuing warnings to Americans regarding the increasing number of COVID cases across the country. Calls for a return to mask-wearing...

Justice Will Sellers: Celebrating Peru’s bicentennial

Few calendars in this part of the Western Hemisphere will note it, but on July 28, Peru celebrates 200 years of independence. Two centuries...

Ivey: The Trump administration gave us the best weapons against COVID-19. We should use them.

Washington, D.C., is so hyper-politically polarized these days, it’s no wonder Americans have tuned out the earnest pleas of the nation’s top doctors, their...

Carl: Standing with the Cuban people in their fight for freedom

For the past few weeks, the world has watched as thousands of Cuban citizens have taken to the streets to protest a Communist system...

Guest: Don’t leave public transit out of infrastructure bill

I was delighted to read that Alabama’s junior U.S. senator, Tommy Tuberville, is willing to support the new infrastructure bill, but my heart fell...

The cost of stopping global warming

In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change set a new goal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The costs and consequences...

Aderholt: Woke liberal culture wants to destroy the fabric of sports

There are few things in everyday life that teach our kids life lessons better than sports. As they grow up and play for different...

Britt: Broadband expansion a must for rural communities and 21st century jobs

The American Dream is fueled by the aspiration that all Americans should have the opportunity to build a better life for themselves through work...

Carl: Texas Democrats’ cowardly stunt

The most basic responsibility of any elected lawmaker is to show up and vote, even when it’s tough. I’ve been in Congress for a...

Beef for generations

Beef has been on the dinner table throughout our history in modern society. When humankind transitioned from being hunters and gathers to farmers and...

Carl: Re-open the People’s House

Last week, the effort to disassemble the giant wall around the United States Capitol Building began. While this is an important step as our...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Eating for a living

A highlight of my Fourth of July is the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. This year Joey Chestnut devoured 76 hot dogs in...

Steve Flowers: Remembering John Patterson

Alabama lost its oldest past governor when John Patterson passed away last month. He died on the same land where he was born in...

Guest: Fewer people went to prison, crime dropped — Let’s build on our success

Something just short of miraculous is happening in Alabama’s prisons. The number of incarcerated young people has been cut in half since 2005. Buried...

Carl: Democrats’ infrastructure deal is bad for Alabama

This past weekend as we celebrated Independence Day, many of you likely traveled to visit friends and family, or maybe even spent a relaxing...

Guest: State and local barriers to entrepreneurship

State and local governments lure businesses with incentive packages. Yet these governments impose rules stifling entrepreneurs starting new businesses, forgetting that Amazon, offered multi-billion...

Flowers: Privatization of ABC stores fails again

Alcohol was on the minds of many Alabama lawmakers this year as the legislature considered an abnormally high number of alcohol-related bills. Several of...

Katie Britt: Biden’s defense budget fails our men, women in uniform

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,...

Guest: Protecting Alabama’s waters requires more than lawsuits

Recent heavy rains put the spotlight on one of the most common yet extremely difficult to resolve environmental concerns – untreated or partially treated...

Carl: Holding China accountable for COVID-19

Like many of you, I have lost several friends to COVID-19, and I know of countless others who fell seriously ill, lost their job...