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Clete Wetli, Author at Bama Politics

Unfinished Business in the Alabama House

By Clete Wetli on June 3, 2021 | Opinion

Somehow, Republicans even managed to make a mockery of the old saying, “The House always wins”, by completely screwing up lottery and gaming legislation.

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Here We Go Again, Alabama: Bad Solutions for Imaginary Problems

By Clete Wetli on March 22, 2021 | Opinion

Vowing to repair that which is not broken has become the new tactic for conservatives to advance their agenda of voter suppression…

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Alabama, Where Good Bills Go to Get Lynched

By Clete Wetli on March 5, 2021 | Opinion

Let’s be perfectly crystal clear here: The only monuments in question are CONFEDERATE monuments.

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ALGOP Seems to have Misplaced Its Priorities

By Clete Wetli on March 2, 2021 | Opinion

No matter, it sure sounded good to his base and he was able to squeeze in a few references about how Trump magically made America great again.

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Alabama Political Winds Starting to Shift

By Clete Wetli on February 10, 2021 | Opinion

What began as a breeze is starting to shape up as a strong political wind. If Alabama Democrats continue along their new path, the state may be in for some big and positive changes soon.

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Ending the “Uncivil War”

By Clete Wetli on January 21, 2021 | Opinion

Ending the “Uncivil War” means defending the truth and remembering that, as Americans, we’re all on the same side. It also means holding people accountable in a fair and dignified manner in the public square.

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Mo Brooks’ Funhouse

By Clete Wetli on January 5, 2021 | Opinion

Brooks delusions are now dangerous as he desperately seeks to overturn an election that has been legally certified and finalized.

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For Democrats, A Bigger Battle Ahead

By Clete Wetli on November 20, 2020 | Opinion

The sobering reality is that Trump and Trumpism has transformed American politics and deepened the stark ideological divide between liberals and conservatives, urban and rural, rich and poor.

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Clarity at the Crossroads

By Clete Wetli on November 2, 2020 | Opinion

As our beloved democracy stands at this historic and consequential crossroads, it’s important to step back and examine this moment to find clarity, common purpose, and a realistic path forward.

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The Sickening Spins of Republicans

By Clete Wetli on October 12, 2020 | Opinion

Yet, the spin is sickening as it’s morphed into a bizarre, fact-free simplistic fable about how Trump has magically restored America to the greatness he promised.

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