Alabama Opinion Editorials

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Medicaid Expansion Is The Lifeline Alabama Needs Now

By Jada Shaffer on February 22, 2021 | Opinion

February is American Heart Month. During this month, we raise awareness of our nation’s number one killer – heart disease. Part of that awareness is urging our citizens to visit their primary care doctor and…

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Alabama Political Winds Starting to Shift

By Clete Wetli on February 10, 2021 | Opinion

What began as a breeze is starting to shape up as a strong political wind. If Alabama Democrats continue along their new path, the state may be in for some big and positive changes soon.

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Citizen Oversight Board And A New Police Chief For Madison City

By Hanu Karlapalem on February 4, 2021 | Opinion

Madison City’s Mayor and City Council are going to take two actions very soon that will affect all of us. First, the council is going to vote on the creation of a…

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Ending the “Uncivil War”

By Clete Wetli on January 21, 2021 | Opinion

Ending the “Uncivil War” means defending the truth and remembering that, as Americans, we’re all on the same side. It also means holding people accountable in a fair and dignified manner in the public square.

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Mo Brooks’ Funhouse

By Clete Wetli on January 5, 2021 | Opinion

Brooks delusions are now dangerous as he desperately seeks to overturn an election that has been legally certified and finalized.

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For Democrats, A Bigger Battle Ahead

By Clete Wetli on November 20, 2020 | Opinion

The sobering reality is that Trump and Trumpism has transformed American politics and deepened the stark ideological divide between liberals and conservatives, urban and rural, rich and poor.

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Clarity at the Crossroads

By Clete Wetli on November 2, 2020 | Opinion

As our beloved democracy stands at this historic and consequential crossroads, it’s important to step back and examine this moment to find clarity, common purpose, and a realistic path forward.

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The Sickening Spins of Republicans

By Clete Wetli on October 12, 2020 | Opinion

Yet, the spin is sickening as it’s morphed into a bizarre, fact-free simplistic fable about how Trump has magically restored America to the greatness he promised.

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We Stopped Expecting Anything From Aderholt Long Ago… But Why?

By Rick Neighbors on October 5, 2020 | Opinion

A person in the 4th Congressional District without health insurance, or someone that pays a high monthly premium for inadequate coverage, can expect nothing from Robert Aderholt.

Working parents who cannot afford…

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Racist Alabama County Commissioner Still Has Job

By Brent Wilson on September 24, 2020 | Opinion

Dean Calvert, a Blount County Commissioner, should be an easy fix when it comes to 2020 problems. Yet he still collects tax payer dollars after calling an African-American contractor…

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