Moving Statues isn’t about ‘erasing history’

“To say this “erases history” is to miss the point. Removing the statutes reflects a sea change in who we, as a society, honor. In doing this, we are not turning away from history. We are turning away from those people on those pedestals — and what they represent — as models to be admired […]

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Republicans Becoming A Danger To Themselves And Others

Deliberately ignoring the criteria set by the Trump White House that said reopening shouldn’t occur until there’s been at least a 14-day decline in new COVID-19 cases, Alabama Republicans decided to recklessly rush ahead to resume the legislative session to pass a state budget. It was so gosh darn important that despite growing infection rates […]

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Is history repeating itself, or can we stop it?

The Democratic debates showed us that the candidates for the nomination of the Democratic Party actually do share the same general goals yet differ on the way to reach them. Kitchen table issues and civil rights are the common features shared by the different proposals of the different candidates. In the course of the primary […]

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“A million deaths is a small price to pay”

These governors re-opening their states without even trying to put together a working testing plan is an absurdity that even I am struggling to comprehend. They better pray that people just self-isolate on their own, but the most likely scenario is that they are going to use the fact that the current shutdown stalled the […]

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Why does my Congressional district look like a hammerhead shark?

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill published an opinion piece in the “The Gadsden Times” on March 2, responding to a column written by John Gordon in “The Tuscaloosa News” on February 27. Mr. Gordon’s column decried several forms of voter suppression, including gerrymandering, which he defined correctly as, “the process by which incumbents and […]

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Sen. Doug Jones on the Senate Bill

Friends, The Senate just passed the largest rescue bill in American history, and it’s going to help a lot of the people who are struggling right now. I have done everything I could to build bipartisan consensus and get this done. That’s not easy up in Washington under the best of times. Mitch McConnell’s draft […]

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Coronavirus Emergency

At long last, the President has declared a National state of emergency and the administration has called for the implementation of overdue measures to hinder the spreading of the virus. What does this mean? We are facing a virus that provokes the so-called COVID-19, a disease of the respiratory tract that manifests itself with signs […]

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Trump Wags The Dog

The movie, Wag the Dog, was inspired by an old aphorism that said, “A dog is smarter than its tail, but if the tail were smarter, then the tail would wag the dog.” So, “wag the dog” quickly became modern political parlance for ruthless, shameless politicians who purposefully create distractions and diversions from important issues, […]

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