Alabama Opinion Editorials

An Airbus A320 sits at the Paris Air Show. The A320 along with the A220 are built in Mobile, AL.

A Preview of Alabama’s Impact At The Paris Air Show

By David Preston on June 11, 2019 | Opinion

I am too young ever to have attended the World’s Fair. I have also never been to a European Airshow either.  I can only imagine that the atmosphere at both is very similar. The excitement…

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Alabama House of Representatives Chambers

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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Let’s Ride Rails Again, Mobile! Amtrak Set To Resume Mobile-New Orleans

By David Preston on June 9, 2019 | Opinion

On Friday, June 7th, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker announced that the Southern Rail Commission received a grant from the Federal Government for $33 million.  This…

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Mobile Flyers: Here Are Some Scenarios For Future Orlando Direct Flights

By David Preston on June 5, 2019 | Opinion

Recently Via Airlines announced that they are suspending all commercial flight operations within the state of Alabama. This announcement was a part…

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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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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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