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Matthew Stokes: Mr. Oliver
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Matthew Stokes: Mr. Oliver

By MATHEW STOKES, Alabama Daily News Columnist The kids and I had to run some errands last Friday so I drove by his place.   I knew he wouldn’t be there. I knew there would be sign on the door saying CLOSED.  I knew there were flowers, and maybe a ribbon or a wreath. I...

Skip Tucker: Carl Elliott and the Shining, Shining Path
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Skip Tucker: Carl Elliott and the Shining, Shining Path

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Columnist Now comes the victorious resurrection of the remarkable Mr. Elliott, he of the shining, shining path. Just days ago, the late U.S. Rep. Carl Atwood Elliott (D-Jasper) was elected righteously to the Alabama Lawyer Hall of Fame. Some other folks caught on sooner. Hugely, in 1990 he received...

Skip Tucker: A (Mud)room with a View
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Skip Tucker: A (Mud)room with a View

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Today’s column was supposed to be last in a trilogy dedicated to the late Carl Elliott of Jasper and his politics of hope, but there comes a sinister call. Instead, let’s pull on galoshes and head for Alabama’s mudroom. It might be that my Remembrance of Things Past (with...

Press Release: Trump Credited for Reopening of an Alabama Coal Company; $3 Million Excavator Named In His Honor
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Press Release: Trump Credited for Reopening of an Alabama Coal Company; $3 Million Excavator Named In His Honor

As a thank you to President Donald J. Trump for his efforts to revive the coal industry, RJR Mining has named its newest excavator “Trump.” Idle since February 2014, the Cullman mining company has reopened and is operating its largest surface mine to date thanks to Trump’s rollback of onerous Obama era regulations. “This will...

Taylor Dawson: What does freedom mean to me?
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Taylor Dawson: What does freedom mean to me?

By Taylor Dawson, Alabama Policy Institute When most of us think about the Fourth of July, we think about pool parties, cooking out, fireworks, and spending time with friends and family. Others think about our love for America. Some of us even wait all year for an occasion to wear a t-shirt that has the...

Steve Flowers: Trump and Big Jim
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Steve Flowers: Trump and Big Jim

Otto Whittaker wrote the following essay, “I Am the Nation” in 1955 as a public relations advertisement for the Norfolk and Western Railway.  The message found in Mr. Whittaker’s essay is still appropriate for this Independence Day, so I have chosen to include it below as part of my weekly column.