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Economic development in SW Alabama

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By Congressman Bradley Byrne As you have probably heard me say before, I believe one of the most important parts of my job is to help make Southwest Alabama a better place for businesses to locate. My family has called this area home for over two centuries, and seeing our area grow and prosper is [...]

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Teens not working doesn’t work for America

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By Tom Purcell Here’s a trend that may not bode well for the future of our country: According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 40 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds have summer jobs – down from 75 percent of teens a generation ago. As it goes, according to the NerdWallet website, teen [...]

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On newspapers and meeting President Kennedy

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By BOB MARTIN Tennessee Valley Publishing, the parent company of The Decatur Daily, has acquired The Advertiser-Gleam in Guntersville from the Harvey family. TVP also owns the Times / Daily newspaper in Florence, The Moulton Advertiser, the Hartselle Courier Journal, Madison Weekly News, American Classifieds, Courier Journal in the Shoals, a dozen websites, billboard company [...]

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Betting on this administration

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

To the editor: As I was performing the mundane task of mowing my swampy crawfish laden lot, I had a transcending surprise: a redheaded woodpecker swooped down for a snack of a grasshopper. I have seen this beautiful indigenous bird many times, but never up so close in all of his splendor. We have other [...]

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Airshow puts Alabama in spotlight

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE Last week, I joined officials from throughout Alabama at the Farnborough International Airshow outside of London, England. I was accompanied by representatives from the city of Mobile, members of the Mobile and Baldwin county commissions, Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, Governor Bentley, and other officials from across our state. Our [...]

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Birmingham in running for Demo Convention

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By BOB MARTIN Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman who leads the Democratic National Committee, says the Party has received proposals from six cities to host the 2106 Democratic National Convention. They are Birmingham; Columbus, Ohio; Cleveland; New York; Philadelphia; and Phoenix, Arizona. Wasserman Schultz told the media this week that the committee had “fantastic [...]

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What the media won’t report about Flight MH17

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By RON PAUL Just days after the tragic crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine, Western politicians and media joined together to gain the maximum propaganda value from the disaster. It had to be Russia; it had to be Putin, they said. President Obama held a press conference to claim – even before [...]

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Break a leg

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

There is a saying in theater circles that defies logic. On opening night of a show the custom is to tell the performers to “break a leg.” You never wish them “Good Luck.” That is considered the “kiss of death” (another interesting saying) to a performer. Backstage a visitor might think a cast of any [...]

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Hobby Lobby ruling is big defeat for Big Brother Obama government

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By REPRESENTATIVE MIKE HUBBARD The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, commonly known as the “Hobby Lobby Case,” was a tremendous victory for advocates of religious freedom and a devastating defeat for liberals who believe that government expansion into our daily lives should take precedence over the protective restraints contained in the [...]

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Supporting economic development

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE From Brewton to Monroeville and Grove Hill to Loxley, I often talk to Alabamians who simply want to find a good paying job, but they don’t know where to turn. I believe a priority of Congress should be to support programs that help connect Americans with jobs. A great way to [...]

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