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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Palmer Says Trump Should Ask for Forgiveness

October 10, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, October 7, 2016, The Washington Post released an eleven year old tape, where current Republican Presidential nominee Donald J Trump spoke crudely about women. The tape includes the use of they p-word. Trump has been roundly criticized for his language and a number of politicians, including Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) have said that they can’t vote for Donald Trump now that they have heard him using bad language. Sixth District Congressman Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) condemned Trump’s use of bad language and called on Trump to ask for forgiveness.
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Frances Taylor Addresses Shelby County Republican Women

October 10, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, October 8, the Republican Women of Shelby County held their anniversary celebration in Indian Springs. Frances Taylor, the President of the Alabama Federation of Republican Women, addressed the group.

President Taylor said that it was an honor to be Speaking to the Shelby Country group and said, “I want to thank you for all that you are doing.”

Taylor said that Republican women across the state put forth millions and millions of volunteer efforts to advance Republican candidates and causes. “Joan Reynolds is here. She is spearheading the effort to go into Florida and Ohio.” “You makes a huge difference.”
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