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White House

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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Rick Neighbors

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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Dean Calvert

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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Rick Neighbors – The Husband, The Father, The Man

By Judy Neighbors on September 21, 2020 | Opinion

Rick and I met at Wrangler in Hackleburg in 1981.  He was the Quality Control manager and I was a supervisor trainee.  Part of my training was to spend a few days…

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Supreme Court

Why Trump Deserves To Nominate A Successor to Ginsburg

By Dakota Layton on September 21, 2020 | Opinion

With the recent passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a one-of-a-kind legal intellect and trailblazer for women, political tensions on both sides of the aisle are likely to reach a new high as

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Forever Notorious, Forever Courageous

By Clete Wetli on September 18, 2020 | Opinion

Yet, Ginsburg’s greatest accomplishment may have been how she brilliantly inspired an entire generation of young women to courageously work toward their ambitions and dreams.

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Who is Rick Neighbors?

By Eddie Britton on September 17, 2020 | Opinion

Rick Neighbors is one of the “real neighbors” but he is also a decorated veteran from the Vietnam War. He volunteered and ultimately served three tours. But what was the decision-making moment that would…

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“Bob” calls the Postal Service a Sham

By Rick Neighbors on September 9, 2020 | Opinion

Yesterday, Robert Aderholt condemned Democrats for the United States Postal Service “sham”. Folks, has it come to this? We attack any institution that does not benefit our political…

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