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U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton: Katie Britt is a tough conservative fighter who will put America first

We need more conservative fighters like Katie Britt in the U.S. Senate — leaders who defend our rights, stand strong for the rule of...

Carl: D.C. is the drama capital of the country

As Americans struggle to put gas in their cars (the national average is now over $5 a gallon), inflation is near a 40-year high,...

Beth Chapman: State parks – jewels of nature

When 77% of voting Alabamians passed a statewide amendment to improve our 21 state parks, they did us a favor. Of the $85-million bond...

Justice Will Sellers: Bending the universe toward justice

Dr. Martin Luther King argued that the arc of the moral universe is long and bends toward justice. This geometry lesson was used to...

Steve Flowers: Very impressive high steppin’ victory for Governor Ivey

Our popular high steppin’ pistol totin’ Governor Kay Ivey won a very impressive reelection victory for governor on May 24. Ivey turned back eight GOP...

Sunday Reflections: How far away is Jerusalem?

I met her at a conference where we were assigned to the same table. She was bubbling with excitement about her church. “It’s changed my...

John Merrill: Alabama welcomes chance to compete

For decades, Alabama workers have been at the forefront of supporting American warfighters. In January of this year, our support expanded as Lockheed Martin...

Carl: More gun control is not the answer

Like many of you, I grew up around guns and was taught to respect them and always treat them safely. I believe I got...

Beth Chapman: Political money, moxie and muscle

It takes money, moxie and muscle to defeat an incumbent. If you run against one, you’d better beat them. It happens fewer times than...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Demanding more from the police

The killing of 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has outraged Americans. The malfeasance of law enforcement during...

Sunday Reflections: Don’t marry a Canaanite

It used to be said that we had more Baptists than kudzu in Alabama. Now there are a few less since I bade farewell...

Flowers: TV still drives the vote

After the 1960 Kennedy vs. Nixon classic presidential contest, television became the medium for political campaigns. TV became the new campaign strategy in Alabama in...

Beth Chapman: Election night recap

Well, the primary election is over, and Alabamians made some good decisions as they usually do — all on their own. Voters decided that...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Elon Musk, Twitter and media bias

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has stirred many emotions. The deal also illustrates the unprofitability of media bias, which claims of media bias must consider. The...

Sunday Reflections: Going to Sin City

I thought of it a few days ago when the Southern Baptist Convention determined to move their 2023 annual meeting from Charlotte to New...

Carl: The federal government scrambles to fix a problem it created

The federal government is notorious for creating a problem, then rushing in to create a solution to fix the problem it created. Even worse,...

Beth Chapman: Brenda Gantt – Bigger than life

I’ve met many famous people throughout my career - presidents, movie stars, authors, Miss Americas, singers, athletes, politicians and more. Some have been impressive,...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: The predictable effects of price controls

It’s a seemingly simple request. Surely Washington can lower the price of gasoline to provide Americans relief at the pump. Democrats in the House...

Sunday Reflections: What did you give up for Lent?

Though I love the classic oldies of my college days, I have, in recent months, enjoyed listening to podcasts. Everybody seems to have ambition...

Flowers: Governor’s race down to the wire

We are down to the last few days in the 2022 governor’s race. For the first time in my memory, the governor’s race has been...

Jessica Taylor: Don’t be fooled

The way I see it, the race for U.S. Senate will come down to the classic matchup: outsider versus establishment insider -- us versus...

Greg Reed: The conservative foundation is laid and Alabama is ready to build back better

The Alabama Legislature’s 2022 regular session ended recently, marking the conclusion of a successful quadrennium that began in 2019. Throughout four regular sessions and...

Will Ainsworth: Alabama is the nation’s conservative leader, but the best is yet to come

Under the leadership of Gov. Kay Ivey, the Alabama we live in today is more prosperous, more educated, and more protected from the whims...

ADCNR commissioner Blankenship: Vote ‘yes’ on the state parks amendment on May 24

Alabama State Parks provide improved access to some of the state’s most scenic and picturesque areas – from our state’s highest point at Cheaha...