Category: <span>Commentary</span>

Will Sellers: The Perpetual Winner
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Will Sellers: The Perpetual Winner

Winston Churchill’s come from behind win 70 years ago this month ranks among history’s greatest political resurrections, but this accomplishment, improbable as it was at the time, is sweeter when understood in the context of his catastrophic loss some six years earlier.

Eric Hare: Business needs a fair shake from Washington on the Federal Claims Act
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Eric Hare: Business needs a fair shake from Washington on the Federal Claims Act

Entrepreneurs don’t like to ask for help. While small business owners have sometimes received assistance from Washington during this crisis, most of us would prefer to get through it on our own. One thing we do want, however, is a fair shake and for Washington to not to make things worse. On this front, I am concerned about legislation moving through Congress that would make it easier for trial lawyers to sue small businesses that hold government contracts.

ADEM: Protecting Alabama’s Waters Requires More Than Lawsuits
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ADEM: Protecting Alabama’s Waters Requires More Than Lawsuits

Recent heavy rains put the spotlight on one of the most common yet extremely difficult to resolve environmental concerns – untreated or partially treated sewage getting into our rivers, lakes and streams. Inflow of rainwater through cracked pipes or faulty manhole covers and infiltration of groundwater through deteriorated sewer lines can overwhelm a sewer system and send sewage into waterways.

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.