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Matthew Stokes: Gratitude and School Choice
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Matthew Stokes: Gratitude and School Choice

As our children return to school this fall, we should be grateful to see our schools with fresh eyes. We should be proud of what our communities create, and we should make every effort to allow those less fortunate than us the same opportunity to create schools that give their children the opportunities they deserve.

Matthew Stokes: The tragedy of the Marshae Jones situation
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Matthew Stokes: The tragedy of the Marshae Jones situation

By MATHEW STOKES, Alabama Daily News The state of Alabama has spent considerable time in the national news of late, as television pundits and presidential hopefuls have debated the merits of the state’s new abortion law.  Even pro-life conservatives have engaged in a rather intense debate over the merits of the bill and whether an...

Matthew Stokes: A GOP generation gap
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Matthew Stokes: A GOP generation gap

Generation X and its millennial siblings are no longer responding to political arguments the way voters once did.  The despair and angst that marks much of Republican rhetoric the last two elections is not resonating with young voters. It seems that what young voters want is something markedly more hopeful and optimistic.