Surprise: Survey finds conservatives and liberals differ on free speech

December 6, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A recent survey from the libertarian think tank Cato Institute shows that a vast majority of Americans think that political correctness is suppressing conversations about critical issues facing our society.

The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey, recently issued the results of a national poll of 2,300 U.S. adults, which found a great divide between Democrats and Republicans on what should be allowed as free speech.

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Trump administration cutting regulation while State lawmakers do the opposite

March 20, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

As the administration of President Donald J. Trump moves to dismantle Obama-era regulations on lending, the opposite is true here in Alabama, where some legislators are pushing for more rules, not less.

Earlier this month, the Trump administration signaled its intentions to roll back and limit the powers of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), as part of the Republican effort to end the Dodd-Frank Act.
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Bentley Receives Failing Grade On Fiscal Conservatism From CATO Institute

October 6, 2016

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—-The Governor’s performance as a fiscal conservative has been graded, and he is taking home a report card with a big fat F.

The right-wing libertarian CATO Institute gave Alabama Governor Robert Bentley an F on his fiscal policy report card for 2016.

CATO ranks every governor in the United States on fiscal policy every other year, giving A’s and B’s to governor’s they deem fiscally conservative and failing grades to governors whom they don’t.
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Baptist editor, others see constitutional problems with Accountability Act

March 25, 2013

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—From school boards around the state to Governor Robert Bentley, concerns over the School Accountability Act of 2013 have continued to surface.
On Sunday, the president and editor of Alabama biggest news organization spoke out with his concerns. No, it was not the editor of a corporate-owned newspaper, but the The Alabama Baptist, the state’s largest news publication.
In an editorial in the Montgomery Advertiser, Dr. Bobby S. (Bob) Terry president and editor of The Alabama Baptist laments the fact that no individual or news organization has “called attention to the fact that the bill violates the religious liberty of every Alabamian as set forth in the 1901 Alabama Constitution.”
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