What can we learn on the Plains of Weehawken?

August 9, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

“If we had an Attorney General, there’d be a Grand Jury,” said a retired judge referring to revelations in APR’s exit interview with Ethics Commissioner, Dr. Stewart Tankersley.

Examples of collusion, questionable opinions, and other suspect activity, he said, “should be before a Grand Jury, and we should ask them: ‘What do you want us to do with this?'”

Speaking truth to power or shining a light on a brood of vipers undoubtedly has consequences both negative and positive. At the moment, Tankersley is feeling the wrath of those he has criticized.

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Leaving Paris Accord benefits American workers

June 5, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” Those were the words of President Donald Trump during a recent ceremony in the White House Rose Garden to announce he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord.

The United States should have never entered into the agreement in the first place, and I applaud President Trump for getting us out of the rotten deal.
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Grow up: Obamacare didn’t raise insurance rates, you did

December 1, 2016

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Let’s have a conversation about health care.

Specifically, let’s talk about Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, and the cost of health insurance these days – a matter several people in this State say led to their vote for Donald Trump.

If that sounds like you, let me begin properly: You’re wrong.

You’re wrong about it all. Every little piece of it.

Dead. Stinking. Wrong.

You can’t just repeal it and go back to “what we had.” You can’t keep the portions of Obamacare that you like and do away with the portions you don’t like (i.e., the portions that pay for the parts you like). And you can’t just dump 20 million people from their plans and expect that it’ll save you money.
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Nixonian plots, half-wit schemes

November 14, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The scheme to defame the State’s former top law enforcement officer, Spencer Collier, is very similar to the New Jersey “Bridgegate” trial that has seen two of Governor Chris Christies’s allies convicted of using state resources and personnel for political retribution.

Now, an investigation by Senators Gerald Dial and Quintin Ross has discovered that a “dirty tricks” operation used State assets and employees to derail the election of Dr. Craig Pouncey as Alabama’s school superintendent in much the same way.
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“Silent Cal” Said A Lot

October 13, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Ninety years ago, President Calvin Coolidge addressed many of the problems we face today, from widespread fear and intolerance to the threats against free speech, freedom of the press and equal protection under the law.

For a man whose nickname was “Silent Cal,” he wrote volumes about our great Nation and how best to live in it with dignity, honor and service.

Coolidge, an intellectual Republican leader, was a champion of smaller government and laissez-faire economics. He foresaw the consequences of radical disunion and the intolerance that so easily leaves countries in tatters.
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A Dark Omen Rises From Moore Trial

October 4, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Those politicos and advocates who follow history should mark Friday, September 30,2016 on their calendars and note it as the day the State of Alabama changed due to the suspension of Chief Justice Roy S. Moore from the Alabama Supreme Court.

There is no reason for anyone on either side of this issue to celebrate. By suspending Judge Moore, the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) have completely undermined the very institutions that stand for equal justice.
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