Hungry in Alabama? Mo Brooks Thinks You’re a “Slacker”

When driving through beautiful Alabama, it’s hard to imagine that well over 800,000 people don’t know where their next meal is coming from, or if they’ll eat at all. That’s according to a study from 2015-2017 by a non-profit, Hunger Free America, that also listed Alabama in the top ten states for food insecurity for […]

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Hope For A New Blue Alabama

Thankfully, one of Alabama’s enduring political nightmares is finally over as new, enthusiastic leadership takes the reins to rebuild the Alabama Democratic Party. It should be a refreshing change from the Worley era which was characterized by state party leadership sitting on their butts, writing about their butts, and in the end, dialing with their […]

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AL Governor Ivey on “Political Charades”: It Takes One to Know One

AL Gov. Kay Ivey, who was recently and notably outed for wearing blackface in a college skit, denounced the impeachment inquiry of President Trump saying, “We are witnessing an injustice on our democracy. Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in Congress are making an attempt to impeach the president through the press via leaks and conjecture. This […]

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Mo Brooks Is Okay With Abandoning US Allies

As usual, AL Rep. Mo Brooks put tribal party politics over the best interests of the United States when he voted against a successful bipartisan resolution condemning Trump for his rash and impetuous decision to pull US forces out of Northern Syria. In effect, this has given Turkey a green light to attack and decimate, […]

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Joe Biden Correct: “Hate is on the rise again.”

Sunday marked the 56th anniversary of the horrific 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, AL that claimed the lives of four beautiful and innocent young black girls. Former Vice President and presidential contender, Joe Biden, addressed the church on Sunday saying, “Hate is on the rise again, and we’re at a defining moment again […]

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The Sharpie Effect in Alabama Politics

Of all the insane and bizarre things that Americans have endured during the Trump administration, the president’s presentation of a National Weather Service hurricane prediction map that was hand-altered with a Sharpie is, perhaps, the most darkly symbolic. It began with a Trump tweet that mistakenly claimed that Alabama was in the path of Hurricane […]

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What Channel Is AL Sen. Candidate John Merrill Watching?

AL Secretary of State and candidate for U.S. Senate John Merrillrecently made some head-scratching and ridiculous comments at a Republican function saying, “[Americans] are preoccupied with homosexual activities” and “the wife swap shows.” Later, he doubled down on his absurd claim to AL.com saying, “The foundational principles which we have grown up as a nation […]

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The American Brand Image for 2020

Americans long for what has been our image thus far: a strong, economically expanding America, resting on fairness and freedom, anchored to democracy and enriched by religious traditions. Unfortunately, some Americans can be lead to believe that this America, “their” America, is being “stolen” by undocumented immigrants and by radical minorities. Three consequences of this […]

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AL House Minority Leader Daniels Right To Call For Comprehensive Prison Reform

Perhaps, the most fitting place to use the tired clichĂ© of “kicking the can down the road” is in discussing Alabama’s urgent need for comprehensive prison reform. The state has known for many years that its prisons were overcrowded and understaffed. Further, it has perennially ignored the widespread abuse and neglect of prisoners in its […]

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Alabama Democrats Need to Invest in Media

With all the delusional conservative hysteria proclaiming that the media is dominated by liberals, that’s certainly not close to reality in Alabama. In fact, conservatives have a stranglehold on talk radio, print, and political television programming. For years, they’ve heavily invested in creating an almost inescapable media echo chamber. That’s how they’ve controlled political narrative […]

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