Alabama Opinion Editorials

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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Dear Bernie Sanders, Murderers Should Never Replace The Votes Of Their Victims

By Brent Wilson on April 27, 2019 | Opinion

Bernie Sanders thinks murderers, even mass murderers, should be able to vote while in prison.

During a CNN town hall, Bernie was asked whether he…

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The Bravery of Nigel Shelby

By Sidney Stokes on April 25, 2019 | Opinion

I’ve written over 300 articles in the last few years, I like to believe that in my writing I offer up a fresh perspective on whatever it is I’m writing about. So I am very…

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Over-prescribing Alabama Opioid Docs Busted, But Who’s Helping The Patients?

By Clete Wetli on April 22, 2019 | Opinion

It’s time to stop stigmatizing addicts and, instead, praise and encourage those who choose the hard path to recovery.

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Women Pose For Photo At Women's Rights March

HB 314 and SB 211: A Handmaid’s Tale in Alabama

By Lanier Isom on April 15, 2019 | Opinion

Since the beginning of 2019, 14 states have passed or introduced 250 bills restricting abortion. Emboldened by a conservative-leaning Supreme Court, lawmakers are determined to challenge access to safe, legal abortion nationally by introducing unconstitutional…

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Alabama Republicans Have Hypocrisy In The Bag

By Clete Wetli on April 15, 2019 | Opinion

For whatever delusional reason, the Republicans think that any environmentally friendly proposal is somehow an egregious affront to the sacred altar of capitalism.

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