Month: December 2015

Let’s keep the Christ in Christmas

Lamenting the misuse of our Christmas traditions isn't anything new. Since the mid-1960s, children have gathered around televisions sets every December to watch a depressed Charlie Brown voice his dismay about the commercialization of Christmas. To him, it seemed like everyone was focused on buying things and not paying enough…

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ISIS has changed the way we should think about refugees

We are a welcoming people, but ISIS just changed the rules I've always been proud of our Southern hospitality. Say what you will, we're certainly more welcoming to strangers than most places. I've also always been proud of our region's fighting spirit. Our military's ranks are chock-full of Southerners, and…

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4 things the left doesn’t understand about gun rights supporters

So let me get this straight: a couple of Muslim terrorists affiliated with a movement to enslave the world under an Islamic kingdom kill innocent Americans and our political left’s response is to attack the National Rifle Association? It appears so. Hillary Clinton lashed out at the NRA before the…

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Alabama simply can’t afford expanded Medicaid

Last month the committee appointed by Governor Robert Bentley to study the state’s health care situation issued a report that essentially recommended that a costly yet key ingredient of Obamacare be brought to Alabama – the much-debated Medicaid expansion. Members of the Alabama Health Care Improvement Task Force made a…

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