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New VA clinic long overdue

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on New VA clinic long overdue

By Congressman Bradley Byrne I had long heard the complaints about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in Mobile. Whether it was at town hall meetings, Memorial Day events, or while shopping at the grocery store, veterans always shared their concerns about the Mobile VA outpatient clinic. The Mobile VA clinic is critically important. […]

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Where you gonna go

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Where you gonna go

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Recently I published a column on the significance of losers in the American electoral tradition. As I pointed out then, and will reiterate now, the losers are the glue that holds our democracy together. For those of you who did not see the column, I wrote about how important it […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers In 1960 television was a new medium. Most Americans did not have televisions in the early 1950s. However, by 1960 the majority of the country had fallen in love with Lucy and TV. Presidential races had been run by party bosses in urban enclaves like New York and Boston. Political parties and […]

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Education matters

By   /  August 24, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Education matters

By Larry Lee Editor’s note: On August 11, the Alabama State Board of Education hired Michael Sentance to replace Dr. Tommy Bice, who stepped down as Alabama school superintendent at the end of March. Sentance was one of six finalists for the top job. Larry Lee has been critical of the board’s decision and started […]

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Address issues, move on

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Address issues, move on

The Alabama Legislature, called into special session this week, is considering several items, the two biggest being whether or not Alabama voters should be allowed to decide whether or not the state would become the latest to implement a lottery, and whether or not additional funding will be allocated to the state’s Medicaid program. The […]

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Back to School

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Back to School

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Anxious. Excited. Nervous. Intrigued. Those are just a few of the emotions students feel as they head back to school. As a parent, we share many of those same emotions. Excitement for our child and their ability to grow and learn. Nervousness about the challenges each school year brings. These feelings […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers Political experts and historians have consistently chronicled the fact that vice presidential choices have no significant effect on the presidential race outcome. However, this has been a very unconventional presidential political year. My assessment is that the selection of Mike Pence by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s choosing Tim Kaine were extremely […]

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Let’s hear it for the losers

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Let’s hear it for the losers

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Confronting the possibility that he might not be declared the winner in November, Donald Trump began talking about the election being “rigged.” Trump friend and advisor Roger Stone suggested that the Republican nominee go farther and warn supporters that “if there is voter fraud, this election will be illegitimate … […]

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Looking ahead

By   /  August 10, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Looking ahead

It’s hard to imagine right now what the expansion of Brown Precision means to Atmore, indeed, to this entire area. Some of the people attending last Thursday’s meetings were business and civic leaders, representatives from the Poarch Creek Indian Tribal Council and Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority, county commissioners, Valarie Day with Senator Jeff Sessions’ […]

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A busy August

By   /  August 10, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on A busy August

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Each August, the House of Representatives goes out of session and Members of Congress spend time back in their home state for a District Work Period. While these District Work Periods are sometimes known as “recess,” that does not mean Members of Congress are on vacation. Instead, some of the most […]

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