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Lack of Trust, Transparency, and Accountability in Madison City

By Hanu Karlapalem on September 22, 2021 | Opinion

A small group of people can overturn the most powerful tools we have to protect freedom, and they can do it without taking a single vote.  Neither the Constitutions of the United States and Alabama,…

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The Curse of The Gerrymander

By Clete Wetli on September 2, 2021 | Opinion

The truth is that our election process and our voting rights are currently under attack by those who believe that it’s acceptable to put their thumbs on the scale to win elections through gerrymandering and voter suppression.

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Spin it Like a Top

By Lisa Ward on August 2, 2021 | Opinion

Around and around we go… who we believe, nobody knows! It’s the days of mistrust and misinterpretation. To understand spinning… we must first define it. A top goes around and around until it runs out…

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ADP Calls For Resignation Of Tarrant Councilman Tommy Bryant

By Brent Wilson on July 20, 2021

The Alabama Democratic Party issued a press release today calling for the resignation of embattled Tarrant, AL City Council Member John Tommy Bryant.

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The Republican Suspension of Disbelief

By Clete Wetli on July 20, 2021 | Opinion

That’s why bipartisanship is almost impossible right now. Republicans are more interested in fueling imagined controversy than they are in addressing any of the critical issues facing our nation and our state.

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Tarrant, AL Councilman Tommy Bryant: “Do We Have A House N***** In Here?”

By Brent Wilson on July 20, 2021

Tarrant, AL city council member Tommy Bryant, has come under fire from residents after an exchange at a city council meeting Monday night in which he stood up and…

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The Republicans’ Lying, Cheating Hearts

By Clete Wetli on June 24, 2021 | Opinion

In the chaotic aftermath of Trump’s failed insurrection and the Republican echo chamber mindlessly blasting out the Big Lie, it’s become evident that the GOP has no significant interest other than retaining power at all…

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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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Source: Leighton Ku and Erin Brantley, The Economic and Employment Effects of Medicaid Expansion Under the American Rescue Plan (Commonwealth Fund, May 2021). <a href="https://doi.org/10.26099/x6zp-g424">https://doi.org/10.26099/x6zp-g424</a>

Report: Medicaid Expansion Would Create 28,500 New Jobs in Alabama in its First Four Years

By Cover Alabama Coalition on June 2, 2021

As an engine for job creation, Medicaid expansion in its first four years would create nearly 80% as many jobs as exist in Alabama’s automobile and auto parts manufacturing industries, an Alabama Arise analysis of…

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