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A bill that can save lives

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on A bill that can save lives

By Congressman Bradley Byrne I met a young boy named Gabe Griffin a few years back at Battleship Park in Mobile. His family and friends had organized a cross country bike ride that started in Oregon and ended on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The goal of the ride was to raise awareness about Duchenne muscular dystrophy, […]

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Ignorance is as ignorance does

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Ignorance is as ignorance does

The word “ignorance” is defined as a lack of knowledge or information. The first definition for “ignorant” is a refusal to take notice of or acknowledge something, while a second definition is to disregard something intentionally. Therefore, I don’t think I’m very far off base when I say that there are plenty of ignorant people […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers It is Christmas time, and since Alabama is one of the most charitable states in the nation, I would expect that many of us are in the giving mood and plan to help many worthy causes across our great state. Unfortunately, it appears that some recent rulings by the Alabama Ethics Commission […]

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Getting through the sickly season

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Getting through the sickly season

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson This is the time of year that parents and teachers dread. This is the time of year that a classroom turns into an incubator for just about every disease known to mankind. Elementary school, high school, college, all the same. In they come, runny-nosed and germ laden. Should have stayed […]

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Sessions perfect pick for AG

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Sessions perfect pick for AG

By Congressman Bradley Byrne I have known Jeff Sessions for almost 40 years, and I have always considered him to be a person of the highest level of integrity, so I could not have been happier with the recent announcement that he has been selected to serve as the next U.S. Attorney General under President-elect […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers It is definite, our Junior Senator, Jeff Sessions, is going to be President Donald Trump’s Attorney General, as well as his closest advisor. Sessions will be confirmed by the Senate. He has been a respected member of the Senate for 20 years. He has an impeccably clean history of integrity. Even though […]

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My vision for the Alabama House

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on My vision for the Alabama House

By Mac McCutcheon Alabama’s Speaker of the House As the newly-elected Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives, I thought it important to take a moment and let readers here know something about my background, my philosophy, and my vision for how the legislative chamber should operate during the upcoming regular session and thereafter. Though […]

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The revolt of the deplored and ignored

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on The revolt of the deplored and ignored

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson A whole lot has been written about the election just past, and much of it has been couched in revolutionary language. Well, to quote Richard Nixon, “let me say this about that.” Although the economic distress that MacGillis [Alec MacGillis, ProPublica] highlights was certainly a factor in Trump’s success, I […]

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Local schools making a difference

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Local schools making a difference

By Congressman Bradley Byrne There is something really fun and exciting about visiting with students in our local schools. From the elementary student who just wants you to read a book with them to the high school student looking for college advice, the visits are always special. With the House out of session for the […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers You know the outcome of the election. Unfortunately I had to go to press with the column prior to Tuesday. We will analyze the results for you next week. There should be very few surprises. The Electoral College System of selecting our President favors a Democrat winning the White House. Under this […]

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