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Much to be thankful for this year

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne In many ways, Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday season. With it comes all the hustle and bustle: making sure we have the right gift for our loved ones, cooking family-favorite meals, and traveling to visit old friends and family members. Through all the pomp and circumstance, we shouldn’t […]

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The give in Thanksgiving

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

Have you noticed how little attention is given to Thanksgiving these days? When I was a child, I remember the decorations put up in stores around this time of the year. Silly fold-out turkeys with goofy looks on their faces wearing pilgrim hats wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I remember this one the most because […]

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Clock still ticking for Fuller

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By BOB MARTIN Having just traveled to Denver to visit two children and six of our grandchildren, Nancy and I returned home Saturday to find these headlines from the past week. “House GOP Files Health Lawsuit; ASU Trustees rescind Barlow extension; Alabama fails its youngest outcasts; Win lifts Tide to No. 2; Wilcox plants shuns […]

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Suffering the Democrats’ pipeline politics

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Michael Reagan [Written November 19] Talk about being in the middle of Middle America. This week I’m in bitterly cold Nebraska – Omaha, to be exact – visiting with my wife Colleen’s family. On Tuesday night I watched the Die-hard Democrats in the Senate stop a bill to force approval of the Keystone XL […]

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Time to get to work

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne The next two years are shaping up to be very interesting on Capitol Hill. As you have probably heard by now, for the first time since 2006, Republicans will control both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. On Election Day, voters across the country went to the polls […]

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Mug shots

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

We have been honored on several occasions to host Cub Scouts who are working on a media badge. The evening usually goes like this. They come on a Tuesday – that’s when they meet. We gather in the front office until we know everyone who’s coming is here. Then we all go out front for […]

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Prejudice can take many forms

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

Over the last several weeks, I have had the privilege of being part of the cast of “Diary of Anne Frank” being presented this weekend at the Greater Escambia Center for the Arts. The play deals with the struggles of a group of Jewish refugees in war-torn Amsterdam, their attempt to hide from the Nazis […]

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Could Gruber be prosecuted?

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Rick Jensen Deceit. Fraud. Premeditated felonious theft from millions of Americans. Now that Jonathan Gruber, known as “The Architect” of Obamacare, has been publicly revealed as a joyful con artist in a YouTube video, are his actions prosecutable? The victims are the millions of Americans who lost their major medical insurance policies due to […]

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Enough for veterans?

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

By Congressman Bradley Byrne Last Wednesday morning, I made my way through a packed auditorium at Perdido School in north Baldwin County to shake the hands of veterans who had admirably served our nation. The veterans were present for a ceremony in their honor organized by the teachers and students at the school. The students […]

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This crime crossed the line

By   /  November 12, 2014  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off

There seems to be a point at which people reach outrage. There’s a line that shouldn’t be crossed. Such was the case at the We Care Economy Shop theft and arson last week. We seem to expect news of drug busts, knowing that people are using, manufacturing, and selling drugs. We may comment on a […]

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