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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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Fixing Alabama Prisons Will Take Much More Than New Facilities

By Clete Wetli on April 8, 2019 | Opinion

Alabama must build new prisons and hire more officers just to reach a bare minimum of safety and constitutional compliance, but the real problems appear to be far more sinister and pervasive.

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Early Voting Will Move Alabama Forward

By Clete Wetli on April 1, 2019 | Opinion

This bill is another opportunity for Alabama to move forward. For too long, we’ve approached sensible legislation like this with an obstinate attitude of baseless oppositional defiance.

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Alabama Needs Common Core Standards, Not More Bureaucratic Obstacles

By Clete Wetli on March 24, 2019 | Opinion

Marsh and his conservative legislator cronies are doing their best to politicize education rather than improve it. Instead of letting educators make informed decisions and do their jobs, Marsh and company seem more interested in forcing public schools to offer Bible classes and to reinsert outdated education standards that are decades old.

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Alabama Needs To Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

By Clete Wetli on March 18, 2019 | Opinion

H.B. 96 is a major first step in reforming harsh sentencing laws that have had a devastating impact on our state. It would certainly relieve pressure on our overburdened courts and judges. Passing H.B. 96 would be a great bipartisan win for our state.

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Sign Hanging In Business Denouncing Hate

Congressman Mo Brooks’ No Vote On Bigotry Resolution Fuels Division

By Clete Wetli on March 11, 2019 | Opinion

Just as Democrats need to be honest and call out Omar for her comments that were clearly anti-Semitic, Republicans need to call out Brooks for his continual fear-mongering language and his disturbing advocacy of a make-believe “War on Whites”.

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