Clete Wetli, Author at Bama Politics

AL House Minority Leader Daniels Right To Call For Comprehensive Prison Reform

By Clete Wetli on July 15, 2019 | Opinion

The state has known for many years that its prisons were overcrowded and understaffed. Further, it has perennially ignored the widespread abuse and neglect of prisoners in its care.

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AL GOP Rep. Mo Brooks’ Petty Politics

By Clete Wetli on July 9, 2019 | Opinion

The greatest, and arguably, most intrinsic, foundational principal of the United States of America, is the guaranteed freedom to be able to voice political dissent, especially against the government and especially when it’s unpopular.

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Meth Attack Squirrel Makes Us Laugh, Treatment Funding Makes Us Cry

By Clete Wetli on July 1, 2019 | Opinion

If anything good came out of the Meth Attack Squirrel story, it’s that maybe people will realize that the opioid crisis is just one piece of a much larger issue.

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Alabama Democrats Need to Invest in Media

By Clete Wetli on June 28, 2019 | Opinion

It’s not enough to begin messaging a few months prior to an election. Promoting and discussing progressive policies should be a priority year-round. It needs to be engaging and visceral.

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Alabama College Free Speech Law Opens Door for Extremism and Hate

By Clete Wetli on June 17, 2019 | Opinion

This was just more absurdist political theater from the Republicans, but it also clearly shows that they have a real problem finding the courage to denounce prejudice and bigotry.

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2019 AL Legislative Session: Tragic and Pathetic

By Clete Wetli on June 10, 2019 | Opinion

Regardless of partisan affiliation, Alabama voters have got to abstain from their toxic addiction to identity politics and work together to address the real problems that are facing the state.

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How Many Alabamians Need to Die Before We Regulate Guns?

By Clete Wetli on June 3, 2019 | Opinion

How many people in Alabama need to die before we have a real debate about these issues? Right now, Republicans won’t even acknowledge the problem, much less discuss it.

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AL Republicans Refusal to Fix Revenue Problem Hurts the State

By Clete Wetli on May 27, 2019 | Opinion

Alabama’s revenue problem isn’t new. We’ve been doing nothing about it for over a decade. Each time a sensible reform or creative solution is proposed, it’s killed by right-wing hardliners.

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Alabama 49th Worst State, Conservatives Bear the Blame

By Clete Wetli on May 20, 2019 | Opinion

Alabama Republicans should take a long, hard look at this ranking because it’s their report card. They can’t blame Democrats for their incompetence or inability to solve problems.

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Expanding Alabama Medicaid Needs to Happen Now

By Clete Wetli on May 13, 2019 | Opinion

Medicaid expansion shouldn’t be a politically polarizing issue when it’s clear that our current path is unsustainable…

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