OPINION

We Can All Learn From the Russian Indictments and Tactics

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The Big Picture –  By Glynn Wilson – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — If special counsel Robert Mueller can issue 14 indictments against Russians who conspired to mess with an election in the United States who he will never actually be able to drag into court and jail, why can’t he indict the top man who obviously…

To Build A Wall

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By Rowland Scherman – Mr. Trump has tried very hard to implement his campaign promises, the tax cut for the richest, the dismantling of Obamacare and many others. His idea to build a wall is his plan to protect national security. “Good fences make good neighbors.” Most people, it seems, choose to regard those words…

Trump’s 20 Big Broken Promises

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To Trump Voters: One Year in, and he’s broken 20 big promises he made to you – By Robert Reich – 1. He told you he’d cut your taxes, and that the super-rich like him would pay more. You bought it. But his new tax law does the opposite. By 2027, according to the nonpartisan…

Floating on Polluted Waters in a Sinking Ship

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — We are floating on polluted waters in a sinking ship. We might as well look at the U.S.S. United States of America as The Titanic. Remember, it was the ship that was not supposed to sink. When it became obvious that it hit an iceberg and was going…

The Next Big Fight in Congress: Entitlement Reform?

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By Robert Reich – Fresh off passing massive tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, Trump and congressional Republicans want to use the deficit they’ve created to justify huge cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. As House Speaker Paul Ryan says “We’re going to have to get… at entitlement reform, which is how you…

Trump’s America: Open to Global Capital, Not People

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By Robert Reich – Trump to global CEOs and financiers in Davos, Switzerland: “America is open for business.” We’re now a great place for you to make money. We’ve slashed taxes and regulations so you can make a bundle here. Trump to ambitious young immigrants around the world, including those brought here as children: America…

A Modest Proposal: #ProtectTheTruth

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By George Lakoff – America’s tweeter-in-chief plans to attack the free press next week. He desperately needs your help to succeed. You can help him by repeating his words and lies. You can help him by focusing outraged attention on his antics. Or we can work together to redirect the energy, counteract rather than react,…

Trump Drives the World to the Brink of Crazy

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – The world has truly gone crazy now. Thank you Donald Trump. Or “Fuck You Trump,” as Alabama running back Bo Scarborough yelled as the Crimson Tide made its way through the tunnel onto the field to play the Georgia Bulldogs in college football’s National Championship game on…

The Marketplace of Ideas Suffers From A Major Glitch

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“And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?” – John Milton, Areopagitica…

When It Was Done Right: Justice Hugo Black, Religion and Alabama

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By Roger Newman – Exclusive to the New American Journal – “Alabama has a history of great senators,” said the greatest of them all. Not even Lister Hill’s exceptional accomplishments in expanding hospital care, medical research, libraries and education, or John J. Sparkman’s in housing and establishing rocketry in the state, could compare to those…

A Message for Friends in Alabama From Rowland Scherman

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Vote for Doug JonesLetter to the Editor By Rowland Scherman – CAPE COD, Ma. — Somehow, strangely enough, the fate of the entire planet Earth has boiled down to whether the people of the beautiful state of Alabama will vote for a legitimate senate candidate, or a candidate chosen by the most dangerous United States…

A Sunday School Lesson From Hugo Black to Judge Roy Moore

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Judge Roy Moore is right about one thing. “The world is watching,” he said the other night in church near here. So now that we have your attention, world, there are a few things that need to be said. Everybody in Alabama is not…

Roy Moore Tangles With Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter, Late Night TV

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MOBILE, Ala. — Judge Roy Moore is such a “mans man” that he just could not take the joke from a comedian from Jimmy Kimmel’s late night talk show on ABC, who crashed the party in Theodore this week when Moore delivered a political sermon in a Baptist church. The event appears to be a…

Trump Defends Senate Candidate Roy Moore, Who Calls Doug Jones ‘Too Liberal’

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By James Rhodes – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Before President Trump departed to Mar-a-Largo for Thanksgiving recess, he took time to criticize Doug Jones as being “terrible” regarding national issues of defense, immigration, taxes and somehow his election would prevent “making America great again.” When specifically asked which was worse: Alabama voters electing an alleged child…

Religion Professor Says Roy Moore is a Fraud

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He’s no constitutional authority, no Baptist and no representative of evangelical values. By Randall Balmer – I first encountered Roy Moore in 2002 in a Montgomery, Ala., courtroom, where I was an expert witness on the separation of church and state in what came to be known as the Alabama Ten Commandments case. Moore, then…

The Final Breach of Judge Roy Moore is At Hand

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Video Link: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Now that we have made “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” I think it is incumbent upon me to add a few editorial comments as material for future shows. First of all let me say for…

Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows, but Jesus. Not this.

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — They say politics makes strange bedfellows. But somehow I don’t think they meant a 32-year-old assistant district attorney fondling a 14-year-old girl in nothing but his tighty-whities. Discredited judge Roy Moore emerged from his seclusion this week and tried to blame former President Barack…