Alabama Opinion Editorials

The Trouble With Tuberville

By Clete Wetli on July 17, 2020 | Opinion

Sorry, Tubs- the doctors have spoken in a unified voice and have been extremely clear. Wear a mask, socially distance, wash your hands. There’s no uncertainty about the science, we do know the facts. The troubling thing is so do you.

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Let’s Affect Real Change Huntsville

By Benjamin Shapiro on July 11, 2020 | Opinion

I sat there, in the Huntsville City Council Chamber, awaiting my turn to speak. One after another, people stood up and let their voices be heard. The emotion was high and the voices were…

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Absence of Foresight

By Clete Wetli on July 4, 2020 | Opinion

Foresight is a skill that draws on wisdom, experience, and knowledge to mitigate or negate negative consequences in various probable scenarios.

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Conservatives Unmasked

By Clete Wetli on June 18, 2020 | Opinion

As the pandemic and protests over police brutality consume our nation, the truth of conservatism itself has been unmasked. It’s a self-serving paternalistic political philosophy built on a foundation of social Darwinism and class privilege.

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Leaving the Confederacy Behind: A Love Letter to the South

By Matthew Tyson on June 14, 2020 | Opinion

If you know me, then you know that I am deeply, immensely proud of my southern heritage and upbringing. I believe the south is a special, magical place set apart for a special, magical people….

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It’s Not A Monumental Decision

By Clete Wetli on June 9, 2020 | Opinion

The only thing monumental in the discussion about monuments is the monumental lengths that Republicans and conservatives will go in making absurd justifications for their continued existence.

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Addressing Race and Justice…Again

By Jeremy Jeffcoat on June 5, 2020 | Opinion

The inexcusable death of George Floyd at the hand of Minneapolis Police has seemingly opened festering wounds in America. These wounds are never far below the surface in our society, even after so many decades…

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An Open Letter to Mayor Tommy Battle

By Gavin Miller on June 5, 2020 | Opinion

Mayor Battle,

I’ve been a member of the Huntsville community for all of my adult life, and a large portion of my adolescent and child life as well. I’ve taken advantage of our community’s opportunities…

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The Case For Elizabeth Warren To Be Biden’s VP

By Dakota Layton on June 4, 2020 | Opinion

On May 5, I wrote an op-ed in support of Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto to be Joe Biden’s Vice Presidential pick. However, The Hill reported on Friday that Senator Masto…

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The Mutating Virus Worse Than COVID-19

By Clete Wetli on June 1, 2020 | Opinion

Yes, racism has mutated as a virus, but it’s flaring and spiking again. Just like COVID-19, there’s no vaccine or effective treatment yet. However, we can contain it and work towards its eradication.

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