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Alabama Democrat Doug Jones Has A Chance to Be the Next U.S. Senator

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democrats in bars and coffee shops around the nation’s capital and across Alabama are asking each other an implausible question: Is 2017 the year a Democrat might get elected to the U.S. Senate from the conservative state? The 63-year-old former…

Watch the Change You Wish to See Happen in the World

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – FAIRHOPE, Ala. — The world is changing fast, again. Try to keep up — if you can. Let us help. Let me help. Listen up.…

Living in a Political Mudslide in Alabama

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Walter Simon – We seem to be a society living in denial when it comes to a lot of things. It’s as if we are sitting there eating and drinking at a downtown restaurant, lost in the enjoyment of the immediate surroundings, but since our world…

Post Post 9/11: Memorial Day Reflections on Maturing in These Times

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Carrie Louise Nutt – The America I grew up in is not the America of today. This is always true. Life is constantly changing. The world is constantly changing. Nothing stays the same. It’s one big ball of organic aliveness. But the difference is that the…

Elementary Finances at Berry Elementary

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Education Matters — By Larry Lee — Debbie Deavours has spent 33 years in the Fayette County school system, the last eight as principal at Berry Elementary in the little town of Berry with its 1,250 people.  Debbie has 300 students in pre-K-6.  Some 65 percent of…

Alabama Accountability Act Robs Public Schools

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Education Matters – By Larry Lee – Let’s say that Santa brought you a new chainsaw and in your haste to put it to work you gashed your leg severely. With blood gushing everywhere, do you holler for someone to bring you some band-aids? It’s doubtful. And…

Alabama Political Future Damaged by Labor vs. Environment Split

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — A few years ago, Princeton graduate Charles Scribner with the Black Warrior Riverkeeper in Birmingham saw my coverage of the BlueGreen Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference in Washington, D.C. and sent me an e-mail asking an…

One Step Forward, Two steps Back

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – I know this kind of deceitful seduction has been a part of American politics since our republic was born. But my mind is made up. Up until now, as cynical as I am, I bought into it. I hoped. I…

Gaslighting, Again

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – Virtually no one in America had ever witnessed such a horrific event live and free on television — until then. It was simultaneously more violent, more chaotic and more disturbing than maybe anything we’d ever seen. A handful of burly…

The Shaft Revisited in Ferguson Missouri

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – It was all over before the shouting when county prosecutor Robert McCulloch opted to actually try the case before a secret grand jury as opposed to simply and traditionally allowing the matter to be tried in a public court of…

Politics in the Age of Social Media

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Nicholas Sheppard – It’s a growing trend in the age of social media — quirky and awkward moments involving politicians and public figures that go viral, piercing the monotony of carefully scripted public appearances and exposing the best efforts of spin doctors and image-conscious, risk-averse politicians.…

Three Strikes for the Democrats

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – So, we smoked a turd in hell with Satan himself while midterm fires raged all around us. We opted for that as opposed to showing up at the polls. A Michele Bachmann bathroom stall door closed, a Joni Ernst toilet…

Asphalt Ballet in America

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” – John Steinbeck Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – Gas is at three bucks a gallon. Unemployment is under 6 percent and the stock market…

More Americans Favor the Democratic Party Over the Republicans

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – More Americans view the Democratic Party favorably than the Republican Party, although neither party is viewed favorably by a majority of the American people. According to the latest Gallup poll, 44 percent of Americans give the Democratic Party a favorability rating, while only…

Righty Tighty Leftie Loosie

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Eschew Obfuscation – By Michael Douglass – I find myself battling with the insouciant left more these days than with the ignorant right. It bugs me. It’s not that I don’t understand. Egregious acts against humanity every day. Business as usual. Drones. Corporate lawyers being appointed to…