Politics

National Media Scrambles to Understand Alabama Politics

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — With less than a week to go before a special election runoff in an national Senate race that could be a harbinger of the future for Alabama and the country, feisty former Judge Roy Moore is still holding off the…

Privatizing National Parks Puts America’s Best Idea At Risk

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nothing is more American than the iconic National Park Ranger hat. The idea of protecting nature and providing public access to natural beauty began in the United States and has spread across the world, but now it’s at risk. While…

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…

Joe Biden Endorses Doug Jones in Alabama Senate Campaign

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones of Birmingham in his bid to replace Jeff Sessions in the United States Senate. Former Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange now occupies the seat held by Sessions for…

Republicans Fail to Repeal Obamacare: Where Do We Go From Here

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Millions of Americans desperately clinging to some form of health care coverage can breath a sigh of relief Friday morning as the anti-government Republicans in charge of the United States Senate, at the behest of an unhinged president, failed to…

Senate Democrats Join Protesters in Rally to Save American Health Care

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Activists held a rally outside the Capitol on Tuesday to try to save the American health care system with chants of “kill the bill” as Republican senators inside held a procedural vote to debate the repeal of the Affordable Care…

Democrat Doug Jones Defends Sessions’ Recusal in Russia Probe

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Trump makes headlines criticizing Sessions: Observers wonder when the Attorney General will go — By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — In another explosive story from the New York Times out Thursday, President Donald J. Trump made a statement criticizing his pick for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions…

An Update on Thoreau’s Necessities of Life

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…“The necessaries of life for man in this climate may, accurately enough, be distributed under the several heads of Food, Shelter, Clothing, and Fuel; for not till we have secured these are we prepared to entertain the true problems of life with freedom and a prospect of…

Washington’s Mayflower Hotel at the Center of Another Presidential Scandal

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Avenue has been the scene for a number of historic events and scandals in its history since opening in 1925 during the so-called “Roaring Twenties.” If the people, the press and the special prosecutor were…

Freedom of Speech Rallies Show Free Speech Alive and Well in America

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – White conservative activists for Trump rallied for “free speech” on the National Mall on Sunday while counter demonstrators held their own rally higher up on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in objection to “hate speech,” chanting “no Trump, no…

Alabama Senate Race Could Change the Balance of Power in Washington

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the Republicans in the United States Senate release their version of a bill to gut the Affordable Care Act and leave millions of Americans without healthcare, there is a sleeper special election Senate race down in my home state…