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Clear strategy needed to defeat Islamic extremists

By   /  October 1, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By CONGRESSMAN BRADLEY BYRNE Last Wednesday night, students from throughout the First Congressional District gathered in a Mobile auditorium to learn details about attending one of the five United States Service Academies. My staff and I were hosting an “Academy Night” for prospective students to hear directly from representatives of the service academies. At a [...]

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Hollow actions, meaningless measures

By   /  October 1, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

Large groups of protesters gathered last Sunday, September 21, for world-wide marches protesting climate change and demanding action. More than 300,000 gathered in New York City alone to vent their frustrations and let their voices be heard. This was timed to coincide with marches in London and more than 2,600 cities around the world. In [...]

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The salary of mayors may not be high…but

By   /  October 1, 2014  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

By BOB MARTIN “When Birmingham Mayor William Bell steps onto the streets of his very own city, he doesn’t do it like a regular guy. That would be … unseemly. “No when hizzoner visits constituents in his own town, when he goes to dinner or – when he’s in town long enough – stops into [...]

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Promoting freedom

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne There is no question we live in the greatest country on the face of the earth. People the world over look to the United States as a beacon of freedom and democracy. The question becomes whether or not the United States will always answer the call for help when other countries [...]

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Piling on the NFL

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Michael Reagan Domestic violence just doesn’t happen on elevators. And it’s not just committed by former NFL running backs. But don’t tell that to the people who’ve been calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to quit over his fumbling of the Ray Rice case. Based on what’s been on TV all week, you’d think [...]

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Governor, senators want Judge Fuller to resign

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By BOB MARTIN The chorus for United States District Judge Mark Fuller of Montgomery to resign after the beating of his wife in an Atlanta hotel room and after being sentenced to enter a pre-trial diversion program last week has begun. Keili Fuller, his wife, made a call from the Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown [...]

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Many thanks to Troop 26

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

To the editor: I am writing to publicly thank Atmore Boy Scout Troop 26 for recently performing a service project at my home. After heel surgery, I have been unable to maintain my yard, although my wife Arelene mowed and helped as much as she was able. When the Troop 26 Scouts learned we needed [...]

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Lessons from my trip to the Middle East

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Some may wonder why what happens thousands of miles away in the Middle East has any impact on us right here in Southwest Alabama. The answer is simple: the safety and the security of the Middle East is critical to controlling the spread of terrorism, which in turns helps protect our [...]

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Obama targets Alabama’s economy for political reasons

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Mike Hubbard Speaker of the House The Burger King Corporation’s recent decision to relocate its headquarters to Canada, where tax rates for large companies are substantially lower, offers us chilling proof that the dangerous and destructive anti-business policies implemented by President Barack Obama and D.C. Democrats are harming the U.S. economy. Rather than calling [...]

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Put Judge Fuller ‘off’ the bench

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By BOB MARTIN United States District Judge Mark Fuller of Montgomery was sentenced to pre-trial diversion programs in an Atlanta courtroom last Friday for battering his wife in their room at the city’s downtown Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Fuller was appointed to the federal bench by George W. Bush in 2002. If he completes the programs, the [...]

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