It’s never racism in the Alabama Legislature

May 18, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

It’s never racism.

So, just stop it with that. You’re ruining racism for the people who really experience it – the kind where someone burns a cross in your yard, makes you drink from a different water fountain, won’t let you sit in the front of the bus, makes your kids attend a different school.

You know, real racism.

Not an email.

An email isn’t racist. Be serious. That was a joke – an innocent attempt at lightening the mood.
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OIT makes power grab ahead of Legislative approval

March 6, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Even before Legislation is passed to make the Office of Information Technology (OIT) a stand-alone agency under SB219, OIT Secretary Dr. Joanne Hale and her underlings have taken control of the Information Services Division (ISD) without Legislative approval, according to high-level sources. But this is just the beginning of a story which winds through the State’s top Law Enforcement agency, and four separate investigations before landing on lawmakers’ desks.
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Guilty: The System Worked

June 13, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Michael G. Hubbard, on Friday, June 10, the thirteenth day of his trial, was found guilty on twelve counts of public corruption. The system worked. In an era where government, law enforcement and the media are accused daily of ineptitude, negligence and bias, that is not a phrase often heard. But, in the State v. Hubbard it worked, just as the framers of our Republic intended.
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Sessions Launches Blistering Attack on Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling

June 27, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

US Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) said that the founders did not authorize judges to amend the constitution in response to the landmark US Supreme Court order claiming that the 1865 14th amendment redefined marriage.

Senator Sessions wrote, “The Supreme Court has become a Supreme Legislature. They have not only rewritten the laws of the 50 United States, but have redefined a sacred and ancient institution. The Framers provided only two means of amending the Constitution: an amendment must be proposed through either a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate or a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the states, and either must then be ratified by three-fourths of the states. They did not authorize judges to amend the Constitution. Five judges have neither the moral nor legal authority to decide for themselves that the heritage which gave birth to our nation should be supplanted with their own fleeting views of contemporary events.”
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Opinion: Republican Leadership is Grasping at Power

August 22, 2013

By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY–Over the past few months, leadership of the Alabama Republican Party is struggling to control the party message, money and districts.

First, Stephanie Petelos, the Chair of the College Republican Federation of Alabama, was reprimanded by ALGOP Chairman Bill Armistead after speaking out in support of equal marriage. Petelos made several public statements on the issue, which angered party leadership.

Her actions brought about a proposed by-laws change that would remove anyone from the ALGOP steering committee who expressed views contrary to those of the Republican National Committee.
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