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Source: Biden to name Tom Nides ambassador to Israel
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Source: Biden to name Tom Nides ambassador to Israel

Nides is currently the managing director and vice chairman of Morgan Stanley. He previously served as deputy secretary of state for management and resources under Hillary Clinton from 2011 to 2013. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the yet-to-be announced pick, said Nides has already been formally offered the position.

Op-Ed: Alabama Needs All the Tools to Ensure Our Youngest Students Can Read
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Op-Ed: Alabama Needs All the Tools to Ensure Our Youngest Students Can Read

Now, more than ever, we must commit to ensuring that students are reading on grade level by the end of third grade. A critical part of that support is ensuring students move on to fourth grade when ready with the skills they need. Senate Bill 94 would fail students by removing an important last resort measure that ensures a child is better prepared for the rigors of classwork.  

Op-Ed: Eagle Forum opposes vaccine passports
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Op-Ed: Eagle Forum opposes vaccine passports

On April 8th, the Senate passed SB267 by Sen. Orr. This bill banned “vaccine passports” (documentation of immunization status). The bill stated that state government may not mandate a vaccine, including the experimental shot currently being administered, and that the state or local government or any entity or individual doing business in the state may not refuse to provide goods or services based on a person’s immunization status. Eagle Forum believed that this bill was necessary to preserve our liberties and we supported it.

Will Sellers: What’s In A Name?
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Will Sellers: What’s In A Name?

The lives of humans are complicated, complex and contradictory. Many seemingly mainstream people can have odd ideas about the world. In hindsight, old fads look sinister; the basis of past popular culture rarely survives contemporary scrutiny.

A Year into a Pandemic, Truckers Continue to Deliver for Alabama
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A Year into a Pandemic, Truckers Continue to Deliver for Alabama

Despite the dangers, the trucking industry remains resilient during this pandemic at every stage. During the early weeks of the outbreak, America’s 3.6 million truck drivers ensured stores were stocked, hospitals were supplied, and first responders were equipped. While some Americans have taken steps to show their appreciation for truck drivers, most do not realize how essential the industry is to their daily lives until a crisis hits. 

Leah Nelson: With HB 129, lawmakers have an opportunity to pass business-friendly legislation that will help Alabamians get back to work. They should jump on it.
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Leah Nelson: With HB 129, lawmakers have an opportunity to pass business-friendly legislation that will help Alabamians get back to work. They should jump on it.

As of Jan. 21, 2021, about 100,000 Alabamians had their licenses suspended for failure to pay traffic debt, failure to appear at hearings about those tickets, or because they were convicted of simple possession of drugs. These suspensions penalize behavior that has nothing to do with dangerous driving. We all suffer the consequences.