Opinion | The State of our Union is strong

February 5, 2018
Bradley Byrne

By U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne

Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump came before Congress and the American people to deliver his first State of the Union Address. President Trump presented an optimistic, unifying vision for the United States and called on Republicans and Democrats to work together for the betterment of America.

Many people have described the speech as a “pep rally for America,” and I tend to agree with that analysis. President Trump highlighted several things that make our country so great, but he also didn’t shy away from the challenges we still face.

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“Silent Cal” Said A Lot

October 13, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Ninety years ago, President Calvin Coolidge addressed many of the problems we face today, from widespread fear and intolerance to the threats against free speech, freedom of the press and equal protection under the law.

For a man whose nickname was “Silent Cal,” he wrote volumes about our great Nation and how best to live in it with dignity, honor and service.

Coolidge, an intellectual Republican leader, was a champion of smaller government and laissez-faire economics. He foresaw the consequences of radical disunion and the intolerance that so easily leaves countries in tatters.
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It’s Past Time to Lift Cuban Economic, Travel Embargo

June 29, 2016

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Ironic, isn’t it, that Republican officials in Alabama are now lobbying for lifting the economic and travel embargo on Cuba?

The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress has thus far refused to do so, despite growing calls for the country to ditch the failed policy.

Still, good for those state leaders who launched the Engage Cuba Alabama State Council in Mobile on Tuesday.

To continue the embargo and travel restrictions is crazy. Americans can travel to North Korea and Vietnam. They regularly travel to communist China. We have robust trade with China and Vietnam.
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