The return of intelligence

November 28, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

It is time for intelligence to make a comeback.

Actually, let me rephrase that: It is time for America to again aspire to and value intelligence.

Somewhere along the way — and I think it was when Americans decided that “who’d you rather have a beer with” was a good way to choose a president — we lost our love and respect for intelligence and intelligent people.

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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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How Dare You, Mrs. Mason?

March 29, 2016

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Usually, this writer does not get involved in the opinion side of this news site. My main job is sorting through facts and offering critical analysis for complex investigative reporting. However, in light of last week’s revelations, I am compelled to make my views public.

When Mrs. Rebekah Caldwell Mason played the gender card, I, like many of my professional female colleagues, was outraged. How dare she attempt to use gender to defend her indefensible actions.
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Sewell Supports Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

April 23, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Selma released a written statement following her vote in favor of H.R. 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 288-127.

Representative Sewell wrote, “Every day, our computer networks in both the public and private sector face an increasing number of cyber attacks from foreign agents, criminal hackers and terrorist organizations. In order to keep our nation safe, it is necessary that we take proactive steps to ensure that we have the safeguards in place to combat these cyber threats. I voted for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act today because I believe this bill provides a solid framework for addressing serious threats to our national and economic security while providing privacy protections to ensure our civil liberties.”
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