Opinion | Once again, we dare defend our wrongs

February 8, 2018

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

How many times is Alabama going to go down this well-traveled road? We’re like a Twilight Zone episode. Or many of them.

Our state is beautiful; the people generally are wonderful. We smile and say hi as we pass each other on the street.

Alabama is a great place to live, and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

But we’ve got a mean streak. Our state motto – “We Dare Defend Our Rights” – should, more accurately be: “We Dare Defend Our Wrongs.”

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Opinion | MLK statue long overdue at State Capitol

January 15, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

At a ceremony Monday at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery, Gov. Kay Ivey will announce Alabama’s inclusion in a 12-state Civil Rights Trail.

The Trail will feature historic landmarks in several cities, including 10 sites in Montgomery alone.

At none of those Montgomery sites will there be a statue of Martin Luther King Jr.

Because there isn’t a single statue of the man in Montgomery.

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Judge Jacob Walker, III: The Last Man Standing

March 7, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

There is one man standing who has the power to declare every hint of political corruption in our state will face swift justice. That man is Judge Jacob Walker, III.

As the hands of time tick steadily toward March 28, he alone is the last man untarnished by Speaker Mike Hubbard’s continuous assaults.

Even before his indictment on 23 felony counts of public corruption, Hubbard employed every political trick, engaged every political friend and sought to destroy all foes real and imagined to avoid his day in court.
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