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 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    August 27, 2020

Pathetic turnout is simply pathetic

To say voter turnout Tuesday in Atmore, Brewton and Flomaton was pathetic is an understatement. Atmore and Flomaton came in at about 34 percent and Brewton dipped to around 26 percent with a whopping...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    August 27, 2020

COVID ball is here, be ready

Since March we've been hearing about getting back to some sort of normalcy in wake of COVID-19. We didn't say get back to normal, because we don't think we'll ever get back to our pre-coronavirus...

 

Democrat deadlock not our fate

“We will never accept political gridlock as our fate.” 2020 Democratic Party Platform Last Saturday the House of Representatives met to pass a bill blocking the reform of our troubled Postal Service, reform which is desperately needed for a...

 

Alabama's only justice was liberal

The most enduring legacy a president will have is an appointment to the United States Supreme Court. A lifetime appointment to the high tribunal is the ultimate power. The nine Justices of the Supreme Court have omnipotent everlasting power over most...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 27, 2020

Going postal to derail the election

The Democrat National Convention mercilessly passed into history with barely a whimper. The first virtual national convention was hopelessly flat and uninspiring. There was ample hatred for Trump; in fact, that was essentially the entire Democrat...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    August 20, 2020

Barnes had huge love for Century

Benny Barnes. Love him or hate him, but the one thing you can say about him is that he loved the city of Century and did what ever he could to move the town forward. Barnes died early Tuesday morning...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    August 20, 2020

Officials act quickly when virus strikes

Escambia County (Ala.) School Superintendent John Knott said he and the school board knew it was going to happen. They knew when school started, COVID-19 would appear within the walls of the schools...

 

Democrats' Postal Service Hoax

Apparently, I and the rest of the House of Representatives are being called back to Washington for a series of votes this Saturday. Has Speaker Pelosi finally reached an agreement with President Trump and Senator McConnell on the next phase of...

 

We have six living past governors...

Some of you may wonder how many past governors we have in Alabama who are still living and how they are doing. We have six living past governors. Governor John Patterson is our oldest living chief executive. Patterson is 99 years old and living on...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 20, 2020

Aiming for a stalemate and a steal!

Does anyone seriously believe the polls? Supposedly Joe Biden is beating President Trump in polls across the country and often by double digits, so perhaps that’s why he is comfortable hiding in his basement and avoiding actually campaigning. Accor...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    August 13, 2020

Others to blame for Dailey's death

I understand that people are innocent until proven guilty but if Josephine Dailey Gaines is convicted of basically leaving her mentally retarded sister to starve to death in Atmore while she cashed...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    August 13, 2020

Use caution and not fear

The test of whether or not we will get back to some sort of normalcy began last week when the Escambia County (Ala.) School System opened its doors for students. A lot of churches and other organizati...

 

Celebrating the Nineteenth Amendment

On August 18, the U.S. will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to our Constitution which guaranteed women’s right to vote. The women’s suffrage movement in our country began in the 1840s as women...

 

Thoughts on last month's GOP primary

It has been a month since our mid-July GOP runoffs for the U.S. Senate and two open Congressional seats. Since then, numerous publications as well as many of you have asked me to analyze and assess the outcomes. In the Senate runoff between Tommy...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    August 13, 2020

Where are the men in Portland?

The country has been roiled by riots for over two months, but Portland in particular has had devastatingly violent riots every night for over 70 nights! Portland and major cities across the land have suffered untold millions of dollars in damage and...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    July 30, 2020

What does 'Black Lives Matter' mean?

To be honest, I don't think I'd ever heard about 'Black Lives Matter' until George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis and a white police officer named Derek Chauvin was arrested after numerous videos...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    July 30, 2020

Responsibility is key to slow down COVID

Although we weren't sold on face masks in the beginning we've learned to accept them. To not only protect ourselves but to protect others. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a mandatory face mask order for people in public. We see some with masks, we see... Full story

 
 By Bradley Byrne    Opinion    July 30, 2020

Education in the time of the pandemic

Last week I had a virtual conference with the leaders of the local school systems in our district. Starting a new school year is a difficult task in the best of times. Doing so in the middle of a pandemic with the disease spreading as it is now...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    July 30, 2020

It will be Trump vs Biden in November

The presidential race is onward. It will be incumbent Republican Donald Trump vs. former Vice President and 36-year veteran Democrat, Delaware U.S. Senator Joe Biden in the November 3rd General Election. Both men have clinched their parties...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    July 30, 2020

It's Democrats who refuse election results

In 2016 when Fox’s Chris Wallace asked Candidate Trump if he would accept the election results and he simply said he would have to consider the circumstances at that time, Hillary Clinton howled that’s “horrifying.” Then she, Obama, and...

 

In memory of John Lewis

The day I was sworn into Congress, a man I had never met before but had heard a lot about and admired approached me to introduce himself and welcome me to the House. His name was John Lewis. He told me he was born and raised in Troy, Alabama, and...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    July 23, 2020

GOP primary over, fall elections begin

The field is set for the November General Election and more than likely the races were decided on July 14. We had some good races including the race for our junior U.S. Senate seat as well as two open Congressional seats. Tommy Tuberville won an...

 
 By Pete Riehm    Opinion    July 23, 2020

The sinister racism of identity politics

Merriam-Webster defines racism as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” The racist bromides that blacks are lazy or...

 
 By Joe Thomas    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Census numbers mean money or not

A U.S. census official said if if the 2020 census was over today, Alabama would likely lose two congressional seats and about $13 billion in federal dollars and that Florida wouldn't be far behind. In...

 
 By Our View    Opinion    July 23, 2020

COVID-19 is here, be safe

We have tried our best to keep everyone informed on the developments of COVID-19. Granted, sometimes our figures may not match up with numbers you see posted on Facebook or other social media outlets. We made a decision at the beginning to base our r...

 

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