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Clete Wetli, Author at BamaPolitics.com

Early Voting Will Move Alabama Forward

Clete Wetli | April 1, 2019

This bill is another opportunity for Alabama to move forward. For too long, we’ve approached sensible legislation like this with an obstinate attitude of baseless oppositional defiance.

Alabama Needs Common Core Standards, Not More Bureaucratic Obstacles

Clete Wetli | March 24, 2019

Marsh and his conservative legislator cronies are doing their best to politicize education rather than improve it. Instead of letting educators make informed decisions and do their jobs, Marsh and company seem more interested in forcing public schools to offer Bible classes and to reinsert outdated education standards that are decades old.

Alabama Needs To Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Clete Wetli | March 18, 2019 Marijuana Leaf

H.B. 96 is a major first step in reforming harsh sentencing laws that have had a devastating impact on our state. It would certainly relieve pressure on our overburdened courts and judges. Passing H.B. 96 would be a great bipartisan win for our state.

Trump CPAC Speech Shows GOP Is Lost

Clete Wetli | March 4, 2019

The GOP is no longer the party of conservatism. It’s certainly not the party of Lincoln anymore and it’s not the fabled, shining city on a hill envisioned by Reagan. It’s now more like a gaudy casino that has been hijacked by Trump and his enablers.

Alabama GOP About To Eat Crow Over Proposed Gas Tax

Clete Wetli | February 25, 2019 Alabama GOP About To Eat Crow Over Proposed Gas Tax

After years of vociferously attacking any type of taxation or revenue increase for public services as inherently evil, the Alabama GOP is awkwardly poised to battle a rhetorical nightmare of its own creation. It ironically illuminates the hypocrisy of the GOP platform because finding revenue...

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