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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Michael Hansen Interview

July 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 29, 2017, The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) sat down with Senate candidate Michael Hansen (D) and discussed issues likely to face the Senate.

APR: If Syria attacks civilians with chemical weapons again, after both Presidents Trump and Obama have warned Assad not to do that, should the US mission in Syria change to removing Assad?

Hansen: I prefer coalition forces. I do not like the US unilaterally intervening and prefer to work with our allies, such as NATO; but yes if Assad uses chemical weapons there has to be consequences.
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Rural leadership isn’t playing politics or playing the victim—We’re standing up for our communities

October 27, 2015

By Rep. Darrio Melton 

Twentieth Century author Eric Hoffer once pointed out an illogical truth about humans: “People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.”

Such is true with the duality of our political perceptions in Alabama: we lament the Federal government’s role while holding out our hand for more than $3 returned to our state for every dollar we send to Washington DC.
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Rep. Sewell Calls for DOJ Investigation into Alabama Driver’s License Closure Decisions

October 6, 2015


By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Oct 5, 2015 Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D) released a letter that she sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the closing of 31 driver’s license offices in Alabama.  Rep. Sewell claimed that the decision will disproportionately impact residents of Alabama’s 7th Congressional District.

sewell5Representative Sewell said in a statement, “My office sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling for a full, and thorough investigation into the decision to close 31 driver’s license offices across Alabama. This ill-conceived decision left 8 out of the 14 counties in my district – which is the only majority minority district in the state – without a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue an Alabama driver’s license.”
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