Southern Politics

Auburn Basketball Star Charles Barkley Supports Doug Jones in U.S. Senate Campaign, Says Roy Moore Should Be Disqualified as ‘White Separatist’

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By Glynn Wilson – Auburn and NBA basketball star Charles Barkley was interviewed by a reporter for NBC before the Alabama-Auburn game on Saturday and asked to weigh in on the contentious campaign for U.S. Senate between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Barkley, who does not live and vote in Alabama, said he…

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…

John Lewis Urges People to Vote for Doug Jones in Senate Race

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — It felt like history was being made to many in the audience Friday night when Georgia Congressman John Lewis joined Doug Jones on the campaign trail and urged people to exercise their hard fought right to vote. When I asked Levon Manzie, a member of the Mobile City…

Judge Roy Moore is Finished: We Will Not Elect Another Sex Fiend

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. – Judge Roy Moore is finished. Done. If his homophobic, bigoted positions and ignorance of law were not enough, it has now been confirmed that he is also a sex fiend, maybe a pedophile. Alabama had it’s Bentley affair. They will never elect another sex fiend. In case you’ve…

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

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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 federal prosecutor Doug Jones, who jailed a couple…

Alabama Senate Race Could Change the Balance of Power in Washington

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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 of Alabama that could begin to upset the…

Lawsuit Moves Forward to Stop Cuts to Healthcare for Disabled

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By Kimberely Blackburn – JONESBORO, Ark. – A new program implemented by Arkansas Department of Human Services resulted in cuts of home health care hours for many in the disabled community of the state. Legal Aid of Arkansas won a temporary restraining order on behalf of many who suffered a cut in hours in February.…

Democrats Seek Revival Thanks to Divisiveness of Trump

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By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — In coffee shops, empty warehouses, churches, brewpubs and even wine bars around the country, Democrats are coming out of the woodwork to meet and get involved in public affairs again, appalled at the election of reality television celebrity Donald J. Trump as president and what he is doing…