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  1. Hidden Costs of Stagnant Minimum Wage
    July 28, 2014 | By Jennifer Marsden  
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    July 21, 2014 | By Dave Folk  
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    June 19, 2014 | By Kay Ivey  
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    June 4, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
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    February 26, 2014 | By West Honeycutt  
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    February 25, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
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    February 20, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  5. Republicans Still Don’t Get It
    February 11, 2014 | By Michael Hansen  
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    February 3, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  7. The Southern Snowstorm and Sprawl
    January 31, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  8. Two Good Initiatives in Alabama That Make Me Happy
    January 24, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  9. The Crimson White Covers Sweet Home Politics Launch
    January 23, 2014 | By West Honeycutt  
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    January 21, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  

Letters to the Editor

Hidden Costs of Stagnant Minimum Wage

July 28, 2014   |   By Jennifer Marsden  

This past week I was speaking with a group of small business owners and professionals in Dothan. One business owner felt that an increase in the Alabama minimum wage will make them need to raise prices at least a little, but that prices for all goods were already going up even without a wage hike,Continue Reading

Right Women, Right Now (Kay Ivey)

June 19, 2014   |   By Kay Ivey  

When I entered college in the 60s, women generally had three choices: teacher, nurse, or homemaker — very worthy occupations and endeavors, but what if you wanted to become an accountant? A doctor? An engineer? Or run for office? Those options were not readily available. 50 years later, trends have evolved to women’s benefit. InContinue Reading

The Greatest Joy and Responsibility A Man Can Have (Craig Ford)

June 16, 2014   |   By Craig Ford  

There is no doubt that God has been good to me. I have received so many blessings in my life, but none have been better or more rewarding than being a father. With all the responsibilities a person can have today, being a parent is by far the most important in significant, and it isContinue Reading

Questions Linger on Taliban Prisoner Exchange (Bradley Byrne)

June 16, 2014   |   By Bradley Byrne  

Two weeks ago, five mid to high-ranking Taliban officials were exchanged for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held captive in Afghanistan for the past five years. I don’t blame President Obama for wanting to bring home an American prisoner of war, but I do have serious concerns about how it happened. ItContinue Reading

State Leaders Singing A Different Tune Now That The Tables Have Turned (Craig Ford)

June 2, 2014   |   By Craig Ford  

My how the tables have turned. Four years ago, Republican politicians in Montgomery were applauding Republican prosecutors for investigating public corruption in the bingo trials – an investigation that led to exactly zero convictions. Now these same Republican politicians are claiming that politics is behind the investigation into their own corruption, and that the investigationContinue Reading

We Must Stand Up for Alabama at the Ballot Box (Darrio Melton)

June 2, 2014   |   By Darrio Melton  

Today, the polls are open for Alabama’s primary elections and voters around the state are heading to cast their ballots in the party primary elections. Despite the millions of dollars that candidates and political organizations have spent trying to persuade you to head to the polls to support a particular candidate, many voters will stayContinue Reading

Back from Afghanistan (Martha Roby)

June 2, 2014   |   By Martha Roby  

Over Mother’s Day weekend, I once again had the opportunity to travel to Afghanistan to meet with our service members and get a status check directly from Afghan and U.S. military officials. This marked the fourth straight year I visited Afghanistan around Mother’s Day, and the third time I have led the bi-partisan women’s CongressionalContinue Reading

Committee Passage of Fisheries Bill Means Relief (Bradley Byrne)

June 2, 2014   |   By Bradley Byrne  

So often, it seems that Washington operates outside of the realm of common sense. The Red Snapper issue is no different, with the federal government refusing to sample on reefs for this reef fish, hurting our coastal communities. Thankfully, last week the House Natural Resources Committee, of which I am a Member, passed the StrengtheningContinue Reading

How Alabama’s Poorest County Landed Golden Dragon (Kay Ivey)

May 28, 2014   |   By Kay Ivey  

A phone call and impromptu site visit settled it. Chinese company Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group would build its first U.S.-based manufacturing facility in the small town of Pine Hill in Wilcox County, my home county. But every “overnight success” has a backstory and this one was many years in the making. George Alford,Continue Reading

A Day of Remembrance (Craig Ford)

May 26, 2014   |   By Craig Ford  

John 15:13 reads, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Thousands of men and women in the United States Armed Forces have not only given their life for their friends, but for all of us. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those men and women who lostContinue Reading