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Alabama Officials Throw Trans Youth Under the Bus

By Andrew Sullins on April 26, 2022 | Opinion

Governor Kay Ivey and her fellow partisans in the Alabama legislature have followed the lead of states such as Florida in running to the front line of the latest culture war. On…

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Meet Brandaun Dean, Alabama Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate

By Amy Fahimi on January 27, 2022 | Opinion

An interview and opinion take with Alabama Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Brandaun Dean.

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“Standing Tall” or Screwin’ Y’all?

By Clete Wetli on January 24, 2022 | Opinion

Actually, all we can do is point out the obvious, are they “Standing Tall”, screwing y’all, or are they not even standing up at all?

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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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