Opinion | Why doesn’t it hurt to be wrong anymore?

January 12, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Do conservatives never feel dumb?

Maybe “dumb” is too harsh. Embarrassed? Ashamed?

Any of those? Any feeling resembling some level of remorse for loudly holding a belief that is 100 percent wrong?

Because, I hate to be the bearer of tough news here, but you guys are wrong a lot.

A whole lot.

On some pretty basic things.

I suppose that happens when your every belief eschews facts in favor of feels. But still, I wonder if you feel badly when your long-held beliefs — particularly those that are hurtful to your fellow Americans — prove to be untrue?

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The shame of Memorial Day

May 30, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The number at the official close of the operation was 4,424.

That’s the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

You remember that war, right? I ask because, despite the large number of casualties and staggering number of wounded (31,952), it seems as if the Iraq War has been forgotten by many.

Hell, it was basically forgotten as it was happening.

The same can be said for the war in Afghanistan. That war has claimed the lives of more than 2,300 American soldiers and sent more than 20,000 back to the US with injuries.
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