Month: April 2014

Do we really care about what Kermit Gosnell did?

"Some people don't care about what Kermit Gosnell did. Others are horrified and heartbroken. Many more simply don't know, and don't want to know, the true impact of abortion-on-demand. Pro-life activists suspect that the national media didn't adequately cover the trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell because they either didn't…

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Prejudice is a people issue, not a partisan issue (Opinion by J. Pepper Bryars)

Hank Aaron waves to fans at an Atlanta Braves baseball game earlier this month. He recently accused Republicans of being racists in "neckties and starched white shirts." (AP photo) One of the worst things you can do is impugn a person's character in order to win an argument. It's much…

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Libertarianism isn’t an alternative to the Republican Party

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson visited with supporters at The Bull restaurant in downtown Mobile on Monday. Libertarianism – the political ideology of the live and let live – is enjoying a surge in popularity. Some believe its hour has finally arrived and it can truly become an alternative to…

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Alabama should watch how Medicaid expansion works elsewhere before acting

The pressure continues in Alabama for Governor Robert Bentley and the Republican-led legislature to yield to a key Affordable Care Act measure and expand the eligibility criteria for Medicaid, the taxpayer-funded medical program for the poor. The latest arm-twist comes from Bill Corr, deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of…

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