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Alabama’s gas tax increase should be ‘Even Steven’ – raise one tax, lower another

Can Alabamians support raising our gas tax for better roads while remaining true to our belief in limited government and protecting a beneficial, low-tax environment for our businesses, our families, and our future? Yes … if taxes are lowered elsewhere so that the overall amount of money taken from the…

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Alabama’s Democratic candidates for governor want to tax … the poor! — J. Pepper Bryars

  (Opinion) Imagine if Alabama’s Democratic candidates for governor campaigned on a tax increase to be paid mostly by the poor. Would they win? Probably not, but that’s essentially what’s being proposed by former state Supreme Court chief justice Sue Bell Cobb and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox. They’re just labeling…

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I just took the famed Political Compass test and it said that I was a … — J. Pepper Bryars

(Opinion) I’ve been an across-the-board political conservative since I was a teenager. My older brother used to joke, “It takes Pepper longer to drive somewhere because he’s only capable of making right turns.” Social issues? Saint John Paul II is my conscience. Economic issues? Friedrich Hayek is smarter – and…

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VIDEO: Oh my … watch what happens when a CNN reporter tries to shoot a gun

[caption id="attachment_64874" align="aligncenter" width="800"] CNN reporter acts like a fool on the range, Feb. 2018 (CNN/Twitter)[/caption] (Warning: This is NOT how to hold, aim, shoot or even be anywhere near a firearm.) Earlier this week CNN aired a segment from Gary Tuchman where the intrepid reporter tried to demonstrate the…

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VIDEO: Alabama Rep. Palmer eulogizes Billy Graham from the House floor

[caption id="attachment_64853" align="aligncenter" width="800"] U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer delivers a speech on the House floor, February 2018 (C-SPAN/YouTube)[/caption]   Alabama Congressman Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) delivered a speech on the House floor Tuesday to remember the legacy of the late Reverend Billy Graham. At the time, Graham’s body was lying in…

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President Trump’s attack on Jeff Sessions is the only thing that’s ‘disgraceful’ — J. Pepper Bryars

[caption id="attachment_28287" align="aligncenter" width="844"]The good ol’ days – Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump campaigning in Madison, 2016[/caption] (Opinion) President Donald Trump has unfairly and rudely attacked ... yet again ... the most consistent, most honorable, and most trustworthy conservative in the country – Alabama’s Jeff Sessions. Here’s what just happened:…

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VIDEO: Human trafficking victim shares heartbreaking AND inspiring story at Alabama Human Trafficking Summit

[caption id="attachment_64665" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Lynne Caffery, Executive Director of Safe Harbor Youth (Yellowhammer News/Youtube)[/caption]   Human trafficking survivor Lynne Caffery said she was “sold and given and resold and given to males and females for merchandise and guns and drugs and raped repeatedly” as a trafficked victim of a biker…

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See where Alabama ranks among most sinful states (you’ll be surprised)

[caption id="attachment_64629" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (Wikicommons)[/caption]     Forget red states vs. blue states. The real battle is between sin states vs. saint states. And Alabama’s halo is looking a bit tarnished, at least according to a compilation by the website WalletHub of the most sinful states in the union. Alabama…

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Alabama State Senate candidate talks school shootings, #MeToo and the AEA

[caption id="attachment_64517" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (Mary Scott Hunter for State Senate)[/caption]   Yellowhammer News recently sat down with Alabama School Board member and State Senate candidate Mary Scott Hunter to talk about hot-button topics like school shootings, the #MeToo movement, what she thinks of the Alabama Education Association (AEA), and why…

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Hey you Lindsey Vonn haters: Y’all are acting awful

[caption id="attachment_63822" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (NBC Sports/YouTube)[/caption] (Opinion) Last night my wife and I sat in our living room with our children, cheering Lindsey Vonn as she skied down the mountain in what’s probably her last Olympic Games, capturing the Bronze. Talent. Tenacity. Dedication. Pride. It’s times like Vonn’s run that…

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