Alabama 49th Worst State, Conservatives Bear the Blame

The sadly predictable state rankings that were released last week by USNews shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone who’s been following Alabama politics. Of course, Alabama was ranked the 49th worst state. Perhaps, the only surprise was that Mississippi leap-frogged Alabama on the list. The blame for this pathetic showing rests squarely on the […]

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Expanding Alabama Medicaid Needs to Happen Now

In Alabama, there are still hundreds of thousands of people who fall into a huge health care gap. They’re working, struggling and poor, but they make just a little too much to qualify for Medicaid, yet they can’t afford any other type of health insurance. Their primary care provider is usually a highly expensive emergency […]

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Alabama Republicans Have Hypocrisy In The Bag

If there’s one unifying mantra among Alabama Republicans, it’s that they absolutely hate the idea of the federal government ever telling the state what it can or can’t do. In fact, they’ve built their whole myopic platform and individual careers on the defiant and cynical concept of “We dare defend our rights”. Yet, the epitome […]

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Tax on gasoline in Alabama

On March 12th, 2019, Governor Kay Ivey signed Alabama gas tax hike into law. The law increases by ten cents per gallon the tax on fuel. As of today, the tax is 18 cents per gallon of gasoline and 19 cents per gallon of diesel. Therefore, this new tax increases by more than 50% the […]

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Breath the Victims can’t take: Will You Speak up on April 10?

Breathe. Just breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Words that have no meaning to those lives lost to guns. Senseless gun deaths. Babies. Future generations of babies. Moms. Dads. Brothers. Sisters. Neighbors. Gone. In February, the U.S. House of Representatives passed major gun safety legislation for the first time in more than two decades. Yes, you read […]

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Why do Science and Technology Matter in society? by Paolo Giacomoni

With Redstone Arsenal, NASA, and many Biotech- and IT- start-ups, the Huntsville area presents with one of the highest density of Ph. D’s. per inhabitant in the country, an evidence of strong cultural, technological and scientific development. As a matter of fact, science is not only about knowledge, it is about creating technologies and eventually […]

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Poll Watchers Needed for Dec. 12 Special Election

Thank you to the many who came to training and spent time at the polls Tuesday. The training provided by the Doug Jones campaign was very different and we’ll use what we learned in future trainings. Poll watchers are always needed during elections to ensure the voting process is fair to all. Poll watchers represent […]

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