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Wealth and income inequality have recently gone down in the U.S. and other parts of the West, and the decline has been going on for the better part of the last decade. Yet it is not clear, to me at least, whether this is something to celebrate.

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State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) feels that a push for Medicaid expansion could come from Republican legislators when the new legislative quadrennium starts in March 2023. In a recent interview on the “Jeff Poor Show,” Elliott reiterated that he is “adamantly opposed to expanding Medicaid.”

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If an awards show were created to honor Washington politicians for the most outlandish, hypocritical and contradictory positions, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) would be among the top contenders.

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FORT WORTH, Texas — If you were a foreigner who knew nothing about American politics and you looked at the electoral map after Nov. 8’s midterm elections, you might not think it was a disaster for Republicans.

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Most people are quick to recognize those in a military uniform with a heartfelt “Thank you for your service.” It’s the right thing to do, as we owe the 1% of our fellow citizens who volunteer to defend the rest of us a huge debt.

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A very special “thank you” to former UNA President Dr. Robert Potts for the time and effort spent working so passionately on assuring the highest quality of education and opportunities for diversity among administrators, faculty, staff and students.

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In case you're curious as to where we are as a society, it's this point: The National Park Service is having to warn people against licking — and I quote — "a large toad with glowing eyes in the dead of night."

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Last year, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board returned $361 million to communities and citizens to help fund essential state services, such as mental health, women’s and children’s programs, education and law enforcement.

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Assuming the polls are right — and history has shown that is sometimes a risky assumption — Republicans will take over the House of Representatives by a large margin following today’s election and possibly even the Senate by enough seats to send a message to Democrats and the media.

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Jailing people who have not been convicted of a crime and pose no threat to public safety is a major problem in our criminal justice system. But we cannot properly remedy it unless judges are allowed to use their discretion to keep us safe and protect our rights.

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For some time I’ve believed that the presidential election of 2024 will be a defining crisis that pits the most likely Republican candidate, Donald Trump, against whomever the Democrats choose, whether President Joe Biden or someone else. The outcome of that contest will tell us a lot about …

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He called himself “the last man standing,” a reference to the rock ‘n’ roll icons of which he was among the most notable. Jerry Lee Lewis died last week at age 87. He was the last in a line of rock greats whose records I played as a 16-year-old disc jockey at a small radio station in Rockvil…

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We're well into Halloween season, which often conjures up thoughts of scouts gathering around a campfire while the leader shares a good ol' scary story.

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Harvest season is here and farmers across the state are looking forward to reaping the rewards of their labor. They will spend many early mornings and late nights in the fields harvesting crops to be enjoyed across the country and the world.

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The subject of "Christian nationalism" has again appeared in our political life, establishing residence in the Republican Party. It is nothing new, though, having taken many forms in the past, including Moral Rearmament, Prohibition, Christian Reconstructionism, Moral Majority, and the Chris…

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In 2015, when a Supreme Court majority ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that “state bans on same-sex marriage and on recognizing same-sex marriages duly performed in other jurisdictions are unconstitutional under the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Un…

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National Newspaper Week begins today. While this isn’t the typical holiday that most families celebrate, it does provide a good opportunity to take a moment and recognize all the ways that local newspapers make a difference in communities across America.

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In less than two short years the Biden administration has greatly diminished the future of United States. They have passed executive orders an…

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I’m angry that some pastor thinks he has the right to complain about the proposed Festival of Yule even if he does think it promotes “paganism.”

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Did you see now where they Colbert County authorities want to educate the prisoners? They want us, as taxpayers, to pay for educational equipm…

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The new Congress is eliminating its Climate Crisis Committee. That’s good, even though a manmade climate crisis makes a great science fiction …

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