The Big Picture

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Can Education Successfully Counter Football and Celebrity Culture?

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — After spending the past five months living and working in the nation’s capital, and the better part of the past four years in Washington, Maryland and Virginia, I took a break on Saturday to get an up close look at football Saturday in the…

Is it Time to Invoke the 25th Amendment and Remove Trump from Office?

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — It started as a trial balloon not long after the election. There were whispers and a few half-baked news stories citing the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted to fix presidential succession weaknesses in 1967, as a way to get rid of…

Learning the Lesson of the Birmingham Church Bombing

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Sunday, September 15, 1963, when the bomb went off in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in downtown Birmingham, I was only five-years-old about to turn six in October. My family lived just 15 miles northeast of the church in the suburbs, but oddly,…

Republican Leadership Tainted by Dirty Russian Money

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – We need a new term to describe Donald Trump’s leadership style, modeled on his idol Vladimir Putin of Russia. People in the United States probably still think of Russia as a Socialist-Communist country. But it’s not. Not since the breakup of the Soviet Union…

Thoreau’s Realometer: Sessions is a Goner — Trump Should Go Too

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“Be it life or death, we crave only reality.” — Henry David Thoreau, Walden The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oh how things have changed since Henry David Thoreau’s 1854, when he first published Walden. How things have changed since 1896, when Adolph Ochs purchased and began transforming the New…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Lies Better Than Trump

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — What happens when you have a United States Attorney General who is just as much of a liar as the president, only one who has been in Washington much longer and understands the practice of dissembling in answering questions and claiming a faulty memory?…

Trump is Making America Stoned and Drunk Again

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — While it may seem easy to be lulled into a spring stupor with the fine cool weather in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, it is hard to avoid going into shock with all the strange news coming out of the Trump administration. Around here they…