Maybe we should teach the Bible

January 26, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, a group of scientists announced that a fossilized human jaw bone has been discovered in a cave in Israel — a discovery that rewrites the story of man’s earliest travels out of Africa by more than 50,000 years.

If confirmed, the discovery would mean man first left Africa between 90,000 and 120,000 years ago.

It’s a fascinating find, and if you’re wondering why I’m writing about it, it’s because I’m concerned our state Legislature is trying desperately to squeeze the life out of what little science we teach now. I’m trying to get in whatever I can before it’s too late.
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Today is Columbus Day

October 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today is a federal and state holiday honoring Christopher Columbus who discovered “the new world.” Columbus was born on Oct. 31, 1451.

On Oct. 12, 1492, the Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus, landed on a small island in the Caribbean. Columbus was on a mission for the new unified kingdom of Spain to reach India by sailing west.

Most astronomers at the time already understood that the world was round, and by that time, both European and Muslim mathematicians had correctly calculated the circumference of the globe. On such a large Earth, there was no way that one could sail west across such a vast expanse of ocean and get to India and China. A Florentine astronomer, Paolo Dal Pozzo Tusconelli, rejected the large earth theory and believed the world was small enough that by sailing due west, one could reach India and the profitable spice trade there. In 1470, he proposed the westward route to the Portugese monarch Henry ‘the Navigator,’ who rejected that mission. Tusconelli, however, did convince Columbus that his theory was correct.

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Randy Brinson Interview

June 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 21, 2017, Dr. Randy Brinson talked with The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) about his campaign to be the GOP nominee for the US Senate seat vacated when Sen. Jeff Sessions became US Attorney General.

APR: Mo Brooks has introduced legislation allowing members of Congress to carry firearms in Washington DC. Do you support this legislation. Why or why not?

Dr. Brinson: A better policy would to have somebody on their staff APOST certified and fully trained and qualified as a marksman. While I support this, US attorneys and federal judges have asked for this for years. Prosecutors are going after terror groups, the mob, and the cartels. They are even more at risk than the Congressmen. This needs to be extended to the federal prosecutors and judges.
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Speaker seeking prayers for victims, families of Mount Zion Baptist Church

June 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 8, 2017, Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) called for prayers for the victims and families of persons involved in a tragic bus accident in Atlanta involving members of Huntsville’s Mount Zion Baptist Church, which is located in McCutcheon’s Legislative district.

Speaker McCutcheon said, in a statement “The Huntsville community is coalescing around the Mount Zion Baptist Church family as transportation to Atlanta is being provided, blocks of hotels rooms are being booked, and local leaders are doing everything possible to aid and assist the relatives and friends of those affected. The Speaker’s Office stands ready to do everything in our power to assist this effort, and we will ensure that Gov. Kay Ivey remains updated on the situation.”
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Brinson on African trade mission

May 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, May 22, 2017, US Senate candidate Randy Brinson spoke from Africa about his current trade mission and the benefits it will bring to Alabama farmers, agribusiness and related industries.

Brinson left Alabama May 19, on a 10-day trade mission to Zambia as part of his Alabama Agribusiness Renaissance initiative. This is Brinson’s 7th International Trade Mission, and his 4th to Africa, in cooperation with Alabama’s Agriculture Commissioner, John McMillian.
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Brinson addresses St. Clair Republican Party

May 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, May 18, 2019, US Senate candidate Dr. Randy Brinson (R) spoke to the St. Clair County Republican Party at their monthly meeting in the St. Clair County Courthouse in Pell City.

Brinson said that he is a physician in Montgomery and that he is also international agri-businessman and served as the health care advisor to former Governor Fob James (R).

Brinson said that there are four serious candidates and three of those have been career politicians. They all have run for political offices for the last thirty years. During that same time I have started four businesses.
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Global Economy Starting to Show Cracks

July 3, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The last four days have seen lots of troubling economic news.  On Thursday, July 2, new job numbers are out showing that unemployment has decreased to 2008 levels. Normally this would be good news but much of the improvement is actually attributable to people dropping out of the work force. The number of Americans who are actually working dropped by 432,000.

US Representative Bradley Byrne said in a statement, “Today’s job numbers are not a good sign. Too many people are leaving the labor force and giving up on looking for work. Even worse, wages are rising at a rate too low to help workers get ahead. President Obama’s regulatory actions, along with Obamacare, are depressing our economy and hurting young Americans the most.”

All of that is overshadowed in the financial community by concerns over Greece. On Tuesday June 30, the Director of Communications at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gerry Rice made a written statement regarding Greece’s financial obligations to the IMF that are now past due: “I confirm that the SDR 1.2 billion repayment (about EUR 1.5 billion) due by Greece to the IMF today has not been received. We have informed our Executive Board that Greece is now in arrears and can only receive IMF financing once the arrears are cleared.”

Director Rice said, “I can also confirm that the IMF received a request today from the Greek authorities for an extension of Greece’s repayment obligation that fell due today, which will go to the IMF’s Executive Board in due course.”

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday, June 28, “I have briefed the IMF Executive Board on the inconclusive outcome of recent discussions on Greece in Brussels. I shared my disappointment and underscored our commitment to continue to engage with the Greek authorities.

Ms. Lagarde said, “The coming days will clearly be important. I welcome the statements of the Eurogroup and the European Central Bank to make full use of all available instruments to preserve the integrity and stability of the euro area. These statements underscore that the euro area today is in a strong position to respond to developments in a timely and effective manner, as needed.”

Lagarde promised, “The IMF also will continue to carefully monitor developments in Greece and other countries in the vicinity and stands ready to provide assistance as needed. I continue to believe that a balanced approach is required to help restore economic stability and growth in Greece, with appropriate structural and fiscal reforms supported by appropriate financing and debt sustainability measures. The IMF is prepared to continue to pursue that approach with the Greek authorities and our European partners.”

Closer to home, Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro García Padilla announced on Monday, June 28 that the island territory is insolvent and will not pay back its $72 billion in debt. Not on time and in full, in any case.

The US territory has watched wages stagnate, the work force decline, people move away at an alarming rate.

 

Sessions: ‘Zero Confidence’ in Ebola Czar

October 21, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, October 17, U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R from Alabama) released a statement that was highly critical of the President’s selection of Ron Klain to be his Ebola czar.

Senator Sessions said, “Ebola is a health crisis. Yet the President has appointed as his new Ebola czar a partisan loyalist whose expertise is politics—not health. One would think, faced with the prospect of an epidemic, the President would task an expert in epidemiology not an expert in political spin. Sound bites are not going to deter a single infection or save a single life. The American people can have zero confidence in Ron Klain’s competence to carry out this critical role.”
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Brooks and Byrne Support Travel Ban From Ebola Infected Countries

October 17, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Sunday, October 12, Congressman Mo Brooks, (R) from Huntsville, called for the Obama administration to ban travelers from Ebola infected West African Countries from entering the United States. On Thursday the Huntsville Congressman was joined by Congressman Bradley Byrne (R from Mobile) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R from Ohio) in calling for the travel ban.

Congressman Mo Brooks said on Facebook, “Over the weekend I talked with The News Courier to weigh in on the US strategy to defeat the Islamic State as well as this Administration’s response to the Ebola virus. The President must take swift measures to quarantine or ban those traveling to the United States who have been in Ebola-stricken areas. Allowing people to come from outbreak areas into the United States threatens the lives and health of American citizens.”
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Byrne Opposes Obama Plan to Send Thousands of U.S. Troops to Africa to Fight Ebola

October 9, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

After initially saying that the U.S. military would send just 300 troops to provide logistical help to West African countries fighting the deadly Ebola virus which has killed thousands of Africans late last week, the White House revealed plans to dramatically ramp up both the size of the U.S. force in Africa and the scope of its mission. Over 4,000 American troops are to be deployed in Africa to fight the Ebola virus.
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