Alabama Opinion Editorials

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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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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