Opinion | This is why women are so mad

January 17, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Donna Dunlap just wanted to work.

She just wanted to go to a job each day, do what was asked of her, earn enough money to support herself and family and then go home. Maybe a periodic raise, maybe someone could toss an “atta girl” her way.

But that’s it. That’s all she wanted. Which, in the grand scheme of this world, isn’t asking a whole helluva lot.

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The GOP has conceded, but Roy Moore is refusing — again.

December 14, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, seizing on the shock and awe of a Democrat winning a statewide election in Alabama, is refusing to concede the election to his challenger, Democrat Doug Jones, who appears to have won the election by at least 20,000 votes and 1.5 percentage points, despite the fact that Moore’s own party and its leadership, both at home and in Washington, has congratulated Jones on his win.

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Morally inferior Alabama

November 21, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Let’s have a conversation about morals.

That’s a big thing in Alabama — morals. Our people love to talk about them, love to pretend that “Alabama morals” — “Southern morals” — are superior. And boy, don’t even get them started on “Christian morals,” which obviously have no equal.

Last week, as I stood outside of the Alabama Capitol building listening to a group of “Women for Roy Moore” prattle on about the goodness and virtue of a man who stands accused of molesting a 14-year-old and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old — among other allegations of inappropriate behavior — I struck up a conversation with a couple of cameramen who were in town for major news outlets covering this dumpster fire of a U.S. Senate race.

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Twelve women vouch for Roy Moore’s character

November 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Republican Party Establishment in Washington has challenged Roy Moore to prove that he is not a sexual predator after five women have come forward saying that they had inappropriate contacts with Moore in the late 1970s.

Moore grew up in rural Gallant, Alabama.  He went to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  Moore served as a Captain of a military police company in the Vietnam War.  After his discharge from service, Moore went to the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa.

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UAB establishes program to assist pregnant women addicted to opioids

November 3, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

As conversations continue about how to handle the deadly opioid crisis in America, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has established a program to assist women who are pregnant and addicted to opioids and other substance abuse disorders.

The program will offer patients routine prenatal care, treatment programs including opioid replacement therapy, help to navigating Medicaid, food and nutritional services, and other childcare and prenatal services.

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How is America great? Again?

December 21, 2016

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

It’s Christmas week. Merry Christmas. This is the obligatory Christmas column.

OK, neither Bill nor Susan Britt told me to write a Christmas column. But I’m going to just the same.

I despise Christmas. I hate what it’s become. It’s like a Donald Trump holiday. Get everything you want, but don’t pay for it. Or pay for it later, if you’re not Donald Trump.

My favorite Christmas present ever came to me when I was 6 or 7 years old. My parents got me an army. The U.S. Army to be exact. A hundred or so little plastic soldiers, all green. Some were holding rifles. Some were lying down with machine guns. Some were posed throwing hand grenades. I loved that tiny army, and we tore through the enemy without a second thought.
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An apology for it all

November 17, 2016

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

I’m sorry.

That’s what I’m supposed to say here, it seems. A bunch of other media outlets and columnists have apologized after last Tuesday’s election results, after they were so wrong and after they so misjudged the country and its anger.

I guess I should offer an apology too.

So, I’m sorry … I’m sorry that so many people in America are so easily fooled.

I’m sorry that facts no longer matter.
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Why I Strongly Support Trump

October 17, 2016

By Frances Taylor
President, Alabama Federation of Republican Women

As we race toward the conclusion of this presidential race, I am often asked my opinion of Donald Trump, especially in light of the revelation of a private conversation and the attacks from the left.

It is easy for me to discuss why I so strongly support him and his vision for a brighter future for America. His plan for America entails several key components that directly affect the prosperity and well-being of its citizens:
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Jesse Smith Attacks Mike Rogers over Trump Endorsement

October 17, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, October 15, 2016, Jesse Smith (D) says that Rogers’ endorsement of Donald J. Trump for President of the United States shows that Rogers is comfortable with Trump’s, “Vile behavior towards women, race, religion, disabled, etc.”

Smith’s attack on incumbent Congressman Mike Rogers (R from Saks) comes after Rogers’ Thursday, October 13 statement reaffirming his endorsement of the New York City businessman and billionaire for President.
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ALGOP Chairwoman Says We Must Protect America’s Future With President Trump

October 11, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, October 10, 2016, Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan urged voters not to change course by continuing to support Republican nominee Donald Trump. This, in spite of the over-the-top rhetoric bragging about his sexual conquests and demeaning women.

Chairman Lathan said, “The last sixty hours have been very unconventional in a presidential election. The eleven year old leaked Trump tape had reprehensible words, and even worse, a disrespectful and juvenile attitude toward women. No one can or will defend this type of lewd conduct.”
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