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It will be a fun year because every constitutional statewide office is up for election

Every constitutional statewide office is up for election this year. Just like the governor’s office you can serve two consecutive four-year terms and then...

Defending religious freedom

Each year, during Holy Week, Christians gather in the pews to remember the death and crucifixion of Jesus and celebrate his resurrection. As we...

Local insight must lead in Alabama’s classrooms

As a mother of two young children, I know how important it is that we get it right when it comes to education. I...

Alabama’s unrestrained ‘permission slip to work’ laws affect real Alabamians

Across the country, lawmakers are realizing the costs associated with the rampant overuse of occupational licensing laws. Alabama Policy Institute’s recent report shows that over...

Is Facebook complicit?

I was always curious why Facebook, did not have a “dislike” button to complement its “like” button. Now we know. The Cambridge Analytica outrage is now...

New slogan for Republican Congress — ‘Making the Deficit Great Again’

Fiscal restraint is dead in Washington, and no one seems to care. The March Omnibus spending deal follows through on an agreement to spend significantly more over the...

Bill funds ‘active shooter’ training for local law enforcement, school faculty and staff, and students

For much of the year, the safety of our students rests in the hands of the faculty, staff, and resource officers at our schools. ...

End the shutdown politics

For far too long, Congress has relied on short term, stop-gap funding bills to keep the federal government open and running — and have...

Fort Rucker, Maxwell Air Force Base and more recently discussed in House defense appropriations subcommittee hearings

Serving on the House Appropriations Committee gives me a valuable and unique opportunity to participate in the conversations surrounding funding for the various functions...

Payday lending isn’t necessarily predatory lending, but it can be necessary for the working poor

On my radio program last week, a regular contributor mentioned that a bill to eliminate payday lending had passed the Alabama Senate, and I...

Jeff Sessions is right to sue California for ignoring federal immigration laws

America may be a country of immigrants, but it’s also a country of laws. No one is exempt from those laws regardless of what...

Licensing away economic prosperity in Alabama

Do you want to alleviate poverty in Alabama? Do you want to curb the power of special interest groups over government agencies? Do you...

I’m a high school student in Alabama who didn’t walk out to protest guns – here’s why

Students across the nation walked out of class for 17 minutes today – one minute for each victim in the recent school shooting in...

Alabama trooper shortage is a matter of life and death — trooper advocate

Between late 2010 and the end of 2014, the state of Alabama did not hire a single state trooper. Despite this freeze, we still...

I’m a black man from Chicago who moved to Alabama, and here’s what I found

  (Opinion) When I began attending Birmingham School of Law in early 2013, my wife was pregnant with our youngest son, Jaxson, and she utterly refused...