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Rendering of the proposed I-10 Mobile river Bridge.

For Whom Do The Bells Toll?

By David Preston on June 2, 2019 | Opinion

Those Bells you hear? They are tolls that will strangle the golden goose.

Ok so I am mixing metaphors just a little bit, but it does illustrate my point. The proposed tolls by ALDOT on…

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Mobile Civic Center

Questions Regarding The Redevelopment Of The Mobile Civic Center

By David Preston on May 31, 2019 | Opinion

Is releasing the names of the people on a secret committee on a Sunday night, that to this point remained under wraps, transparency?

On the evening of May 12th, the Mobile mayor’s office

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LGBTQ Visibility Isn’t Just Educational, It Is Vital Education

By Gary Wright II on May 28, 2019 | Opinion

The best educators don’t just reinforce the ideas we already know, they expand our boundaries of knowledge by exposing us to the real-life challenges and conditions that exist outside of our mental bubbles. To prepare…

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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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John Rogers on the House Floor

AL Rep. John Rogers Exemplifies Decay of Modern Political Debate

By Clete Wetli on May 6, 2019 | Opinion

His rambling explanation of what he meant to say, doesn’t change the vulgarity of what he said.

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John Rogers During HB 314 Debate

Rep. John Rogers Helps Feed Far Right Outrage With Moronic Comments

By Brent Wilson on May 2, 2019 | Opinion

Alabama State Rep. John Rogers (D-Birmingham) helped set back Alabama Democrats even more on Wednesday with his inability to communicate effectively with Alabama voters.

“So you kill them now or you kill…

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AL Bill To Take Guns Away From Dangerous People Shows Danger Of Second Amendment Extremists

By Clete Wetli on April 29, 2019 | Opinion

The Second Amendment extremists will continue to oppose any sensible regulations on firearms, but it’s up to rational citizens to push for bills that make our communities safer.

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