Category: <span>Commentary</span>

Will Sellers: Magna Carta’s Peer Review
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Will Sellers: Magna Carta’s Peer Review

On that date in 1215, the Magna Carta was signed, beginning a gradual process of defined individual rights and limiting the power and authority of the British crown. The Declaration of Independence which outlined the colonists’ desire for freedom from the edicts of King George, is a direct descendant of the Magna Carta.

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.

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. 

Latest Tuberville ‘gaffe’ wasn’t one at all
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Latest Tuberville ‘gaffe’ wasn’t one at all

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News Last week, Twitter blew up with the news of yet another embarrassing misstatement from Alabama’s newly installed U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville. This time, based on an interview with Birmingham’s CBS42, Tuberville was said to have wanted to postpone the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden for several months until the...

Will Whatley: To Better Days Ahead
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Will Whatley: To Better Days Ahead

Things are tough, no doubt, which is why I’m ready to burn down 2020 before I start celebrating 2021. Some Native Americans burn sage as part of a ritual to cleanse a space, so let’s fire one up and use it to light the fuse on the past year. 

Will Sellers: The Enduring Legacy of Margaret Thatcher
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Will Sellers: The Enduring Legacy of Margaret Thatcher

Unlike many political leaders who espouse high minded principles, she pursued hers with what some considered reckless abandon.  Thatcher took significant steps to push back the suffocating hand of state control and return the economy to a true free market. Government intervention was replaced with individual responsibility and human action.