Alabama Opinion Editorials

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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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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