Katie Britt won the Republican Senate Primary the old fashioned way. She got out and worked for it and earned it and, folks, she won big. She beat Mo Brooks 63 percent to 37 percent in the GOP runoff. Britt carried an amazing 66 out of 67 counties.
When I began my coaching career more than 40 years ago, I never dreamed that I would ever run for the U.S. Senate. But I wanted to help people and give back to our great country that gave so much to me.
A rural school. An overcast day. Mrs. Welch arrived early to work driving, her husband’s truck. There has been a lot of rain lately, she almost didn’t get here this morning. Her clay road washed out.
Politicians like to complain about the legislative logjam on Capitol Hill, but it’s amazing how quickly that logjam clears when there’s an opportunity to spend someone else’s money.
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It about time that the city is waking up to some of the deplorable conditions we have. I know I have seen it first hand. The one problem is the people that live there are usually poor and can’t afford something else.
The governor’s races of bygone years were a lot more fun and colorful than todays. We would have 10 to 15 candidates. There would be three or four favorites, but we would have 10 others that would make an effort to crisscross the state and have fun and cut up a little bit to garner publicity.
The leaked draft majority opinion from the Supreme Court has all of Washington up in arms. Combined with the release of conservative justices’ home addresses, it is clear that a dangerous, coordinated attempt to undermine the court is underway.
We are down to the last few days in the 2022 Governor’s Race. For the first time in my memory, the governor’s race has been overshadowed by another race. The race to fill the void left by retiring senior U.S. Senator Richard Shelby has eclipsed the interest in the governor’s race.
Mr. Heavrin wants to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices to 13 because the liberals may not get their way on abortion. The partisanship flips back and forth between ideologies just as the Senate and House sway with the majority.
I was in Texas a few years ago, giving a speech in the elementary school auditorium. She was sitting in the front row. She laughed at all my jokes. She laughed first. She laughed loudest.
It was sundown at the beach. There was a small group gathered at the public beach access, dressed in wedding attire. The bride wore flowers in her hair and carried a bouquet. The groom wore slacks and a nice shirt. Everyone was barefoot.
The GOP Primary is less than two weeks away on May 24. It has been an interesting and expensive race to fill the seat of our venerable and powerful senior Senator Richard Shelby.
When we think about “freedom” in our great country, we often think about the rights and liberties we exercise on a daily basis – like those outlined in the First Amendment of our Constitution.
When Donald Trump was in office, he and Mitch McConnell made three lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court. McConnell went so far as to defy Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish—that the next president appoint her replacement—by packing the Court with Amy Coney Barrett just eight days before the 2020 election.
Our iconic senior United States Senator, Richard Shelby, turns 88 this week. Shelby is in the waning months of his monumental career in the Senate. He will end his tenure at the end of this year after 36 years in the U.S. Senate.
Since Joe Biden took office and started implementing his radical open border policies, 42 people on the terrorist watch list have been apprehended attempting to enter the United States through our southern border illegally.
Many of you have asked the question, “Have you ever seen anyone simply run a media only campaign and avoid campaigning like Mike Durant has done in this year’s U.S. Senate campaign?” Surprisingly my answer for many of you is, “Yes, I have.”
I’m 5 years old. On Mama’s stove is a steaming stock pot, filling the world with the essence of chicken and dumplings.
I’m watching her use her fists to mercilessly beat a lump of flour that will become dumplings. She punches the dough, making loud grunts, striking terror into the heart of childhood.
The crowded field for governor striving to oust incumbent Governor Kay Ivey includes Tim James. He has run before. In fact, this is his third try for the brass ring. His last race was in 2010 when he barely missed the runoff by a few votes. He was edged out by Robert Bentley, who went on to win.
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As the world watched Russia attempt to roll over its neighbor, few believed Ukrainian forces could hold off a massive attack for 72 hours, much less nearly a month. In this unnecessary war, new heroes of strength emerged. Among the most notable stands the FMG-148 Javelin you build.
Recently I had the honor of joining my Congressional colleagues for a virtual address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. His impassioned speech and footage of the carnage and death at Russian hands were stirring and heartbreaking.
Young Boozer is state treasurer, again, and deservedly so.
Boozer was first elected as Alabama’s State Treasurer in 2010. He did an excellent job during his first four years and was reelected in 2014 without opposition.
I hung an American flag on our house today. We just moved in. We have only been living in Birmingham for three days, but I thought it was time we flew the Stars and Stripes.
Being an incumbent state senator in Alabama is like owning that seat. The level of reelectability odds is probably better than that of an incumbent congressman, which is about the same as being elected to a seat in the Russian Communist Politburo.
The rest of the world may have no use for Vladimir Putin, but in this White House, he’s performing one very valuable function: scapegoat. For Joe Biden, who’s been desperate to offload his share of the blame for this global catastrophe, the Russian warmonger has been a convenient option.
As pastors, we believe abortion is murder. Galatians 1:15, Jeremiah 1:5 The millions of innocent lives taken by government sanctioned abortions is a slap in the face of God Almighty and shows the arrogance of men who profess themselves to be greater than our creator. Romans 1:22,25.
President Biden’s State of the Union speech was a confusing and often contradictory dialogue that seemed to take place in an alternate reality. He refused to take responsibility for any of the crises at home or abroad or offer real plans to address them.
A little over 150 years ago, a small band of townsmen and Newton Home Guard fended off an attack by Capt. Joseph Sanders’ band of deserters and outlaws. The stand of the Home Guard will be commemorated on Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13, at John Hutto Park, Hwy. 123/134 in Newton, Dale County.
I was late for a plane when I saw him. The freckled kid was in uniform. Operational camouflage combat fatigues. Reverse-flag patch on his right shoulder. High and tight haircut.
Incumbency is a potent, powerful, inherent advantage in politics. That fact is playing out to the nines in this year’s Alabama secondary constitutional and down ballot races.
Underground, it’s an alternate universe. Children play ball in the subway hallways or sit on blankets watching their tablets. For the crowd of Ukrainians packed into the cities’ makeshift bomb shelters, flashes of normal life are surprisingly calming.
Usually in a gubernatorial year the governor’s race grabs the spotlight. However, the governor’s race has become overshadowed with our open Senate seat and the avalanche of Washington dollars flooding into the Heart of Dixie.
On March 1, President Biden will give his State of the Union address. There isn’t much for him to crow about, but that won’t stop his speechwriters from trying to spin all the crises Americans are living through, and likely blame others for the problems created by a Democrat led Congress and Biden White House.
“So, we’re having a baby,” he said.
My friend told me this while we were eating breakfast in a crowded place. I looked at him and almost dropped my fork.
He started happy crying.
“You’re having a baby?” I said.
He nodded, then cried even harder.
On the 18th of this month, the government’s funding will run out. It sounds devastating, but is it really? If you received poor service for your hard-earned money, would you use that service again? Let’s look at the service provided by our federal government.