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Rachel Bryars: Alabama board of education member says school choice is trying to ‘destroy a whole race of people’
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Rachel Bryars: Alabama board of education member says school choice is trying to ‘destroy a whole race of people’

By RACHEL BLACKMON BRYARS, Alabama Policy Institute Alabama board of education member Ella Bell, D-Montgomery, spoke out during a work session Thursday claiming that Alabama’s landmark tax credit scholarship program for low income families was part of an effort to “destroy a whole race of people.” “They took money from the poorest counties in the state to send...

Marshall defeats Siegelman to win full term as Attorney General
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Marshall defeats Siegelman to win full term as Attorney General

From AP and staff reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Republican incumbent Steve Marshall has won a full term as Alabama’s attorney general, defeating Democrat Joseph Siegelman. With all but three precincts reporting, Marshall bested Siegelman 59 to 41 percent. Marshall is a former county prosecutor who was appointed as the state’s top law enforcement official after...

Ainsworth defeats Boyd to win Lt. Governor
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Ainsworth defeats Boyd to win Lt. Governor

From AP and staff reports Republican state Rep. Will Ainsworth has defeated Democrat Will Boyd in the race to fill the vacant office of Alabama lieutenant governor. Ainsworth was first elected to the Alabama House four years ago. The North Alabama resident billed himself as a Christian conservative who will set a higher ethical standard...

Amendment 2 supporters: Stand for Life —Vote Yes
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Amendment 2 supporters: Stand for Life —Vote Yes

By TWINKLE CAVANAUGH, TERRY LATHAN, and MARY SUE McCLURKIN As women, mothers, and as the supporters of many other young mothers and their children, we have watched with outraged disbelief the absurd attacks that Planned Parenthood is hurling at Amendment Two, Alabama’s pro-life amendment on Tuesday’s ballot. Planned Parenthood and its allies have spent nearly...

Leaders tour seaport terminals
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Leaders tour seaport terminals

Several legislative leaders toured Alabama’s seaport Thursday, including the container terminal and the McDuffie Coal Terminal. Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed, Sen. Greg Albritton, Sen. Clay Scofield and Rep. Randall Shedd were escorted through the various facilities by Alabama State Port Authority Director Jimmy Lyons and his management team as well as Alabama Coal Association...

Pepper Bryars: We must confront ‘explosive growth’ of anti-semitism
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Pepper Bryars: We must confront ‘explosive growth’ of anti-semitism

By J. PEPPER BRYARS, Alabama Policy Institute New research coming out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham detailing an “explosive growth” of Antisemitism online should be a wake-up call for everyone, particularly after last weekend’s shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Conservatives should be especially concerned, because even though these uninvited bigots are relatively few,...

Perry Hooper, Jr.: Greg Calhoun Was One in a Million
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Perry Hooper, Jr.: Greg Calhoun Was One in a Million

By Perry Hooper, Jr. Most people remember Greg Calhoun as the founder of one of the largest minority owned grocery store chains in the South. The store had its beginnings when he purchased  it at age 32, and he had previously bagged groceries at age 14. This only represented a small portion of his business...