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Critical Race Tactics: Mo Brooks Sounds False Alarms and Dog Whistles

By Andrew Sullins on December 20, 2021 | Opinion

US Congressman Mo Brooks, the Republican who represents the state’s 5th congressional district in north Alabama, is no stranger to controversy. In fact, he often seems to revel in it, as any…

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Katie Britt Doesn’t Mince Words: “Coal Counts.”

By Amy Fahimi on December 14, 2021 | Opinion

Katie Britt has a clear message to convey to Alabama voters. She is a doer who will put “Alabama First.” She uses this theme as a central thesis to organize her website katiebrittforsenate.com…

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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 for Senate 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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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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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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A New Strategy Could Send an Alabamian Democrat to the Senate

By Jonah Rank on May 12, 2021 | Opinion

True or False: In a red state, a Democrat can win only if he is White, heterosexual, Christian, and moderate.

False.

Perry Bacon Jr. predicted Ossoff and Warnock winning Georgia’s special…

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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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