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As summer turns to fall, the drumbeat for the Alabama Legislature to enact meaningful tax reform legislation has picked up its pace. But there is still no action — only discussion of temporary relief and the same old excuses as to why long-term reforms will be challenging to pursue.

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LONDON — Watching BBC and Sky News coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, one is struck by the adjectives used by reporters, commentators and people interviewed outside Balmoral Castle and Buckingham Palace: sense of duty, virtue, integrity, service. What astounds is that these and oth…

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People who follow politics are familiar with the scenario. When a Republican “wave” appears likely, or a Republican presidential candidate develops a significant lead over the Democrat candidate, the media begin reporting “stories” that the wave is receding, and the Democrat is gaining ground.

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Iwasn’t raised in a household with a lot of money. In fact, I was raised by a single mother. I don’t want any sympathy for that. My mom is the hardest working woman I have ever met, and she instilled a work ethic in me in the same way she did other values she wanted me to learn.

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When Gov. Kay Ivey called the Alabama Legislature into special session in January of this year, the task was clear: Allocate hundreds of millions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to benefit Alabamians through game-changing investments in broadband, health care, and water a…

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Commenting about the FBI executing a search warrant on former president Donald Trump’s Florida home, which he approved, Attorney General Merrick Garland said: “Faithful adherence to the rule of law is the bedrock principle of the Justice Department and of our democracy. ... All Americans are…

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With elections for governor and the Legislature pending in the fall, Alabamians are united in support for public investment in education and health care, are divided on how to raise money for new investments, and express a preference for local leadership and decision-making.

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As parents prepare to send their children back to school, many will have made decisions about their child’s education that will not only put them on a different trajectory, but also impact the public education system, which is being used in too many districts to indoctrinate more than educate.

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On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in NFIB v. Sebelius that Alabama and other states were not required to implement the Affordable Care Act fully. The decision declared that states could opt out of expanding Medicaid to provide health coverage to adults who have low incomes and c…

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In Washington things are rarely what they seem. It’s why Congress labels bills with names they think will be more palatable to the public rather than a name that would accurately reflect the content of the legislation. Notice how many times over the years the word “civil rights” has appeared…

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At a time that should be a moment of glory for Republicans, much of the Grand Old Party is campaigning like a party of trolls.

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On April 29 Vicki White, assistant director of Corrections for the Lauderdale County (LCDC) Detention Center, allegedly abused her badge and authority, and masterminded a well thought out plan to release inmate Casey White from the jail and carried him on an 11-day multi-state run.

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According to ancient Greek philosopher Plato, it is the great philosophers who are best suited to govern society. Known as “philosopher kings,” they use wisdom, Plato says, to determine how society should operate.

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Ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month, pro-choice activists and their media allies have been on a campaign to influence public opinion that the decision was a mistake.

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Having witnessed how much the world seemed to change after the Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion nationwide, it has been stunning — although not too surprising — to see how much the world has tried to change back.

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In the days since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision nullified Roe v. Wade, returning the regulation of abortion back to the states, there has been a campaign of misinformation about what constitutes an abortion.

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An article Sept. 8 refers to $15,000 being approved for roof repairs at the Kennedy-Douglass Arts Center. I know of entire roofs being replace…

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Recently, I saw a young guy driving down the street with his mask on. I’m really beginning to worry about people like this.

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I noticed a recent announcement there were some grant money available that will be used to expand broadband in the Leighton, Ford City area. I…

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Concerning missing mail, I delivered a note to the Edgewood Drive post office. I was told it would be transferred to the main post office that…

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I was just wondering when the government was going to say we cannot prosecute Hunter Biden and the Biden family because they lost all the evidence.

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