Live in hope this Christmas

December 19, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

It’s that time of the year again. It’s the time we hurry from store to store looking for that perfect gift for our loved ones. It’s the time when many travel around the country to spend time with their families. It’s the time where we dust off the cookbooks to prepare the perfect dish for the Christmas lunch or dinner.

If you are like me, Christmas is a time when you can feel overwhelmed. There is so much to do and so little time to get everything done. Between balancing work, family, and the holidays, it seems like there is not enough time in the day.

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Medical Research: Ensuring the infrastructure of hope

May 24, 2017

By Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS; John V. Marymont, M.D., MBA; and Richard M. Myers, Ph.D.

Medical research means hope for millions of Americans and their families affected by a life-changing disease like Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancer or heart disease — diseases that certainly have an impact in Alabama. As we look to the future, it is important for Congress to continue to fund the National Institutes of Health to provide for the critical infrastructure needed by our nation’s medical research enterprise.
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Remembering Christmas

December 22, 2016

By Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford 

What does Christmas mean to you? It’s a question that will probably get a different answer from every person you ask. Every family has their own traditions and customs that make Christmas unique to them.

Of course, certain things about Christmas are universal. For every Christian, Christmas is a time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. He is literally the reason for the season; the “Christ” in “Christmas.”
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A former cop’s thought on President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks

November 30, 2016

By Spencer Collier

Over the last few weeks, as President-elect Donald Trump fills out his cabinet, I have been thinking about a number of important issues close to my heart.

As an Alabamian and former law enforcement officer, I cannot help but be proud that US Senator Jeff Sessions was tapped by President-elect Trump, to serve as the highest law enforcement officer in the land, as US Attorney General. Having served our State in several positions that interacted directly with federal agencies on intelligence issues, I wanted to also share my thoughts on a few appointments that will affect us here at home and on the world’s stage.
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Christmas 2015

December 24, 2015

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Although its meaning and significance may differ from place-to-place, Christmas is a holiday that is celebrated all over the world.

For some, it can be a time to celebrate the birth of the Christ child, which is always near the Christian heart, while for others it is simply a time for giving, of gathering with family and friends, to share human warmth and kindness. But, perhaps, for all of us, it is a time to remember that there is a greater purpose to life than merely living. To understand that service is above self, that it is better to give than to receive, gives purpose to life, brings joy to the heart, health to the body and substance to the soul, and to ultimately realize, like the Grinch, “What if Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
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