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The other day I was talking to one of the over the hill generation, Monroe Smith. He noticed my hand shaking and asked me how I managed to get all this gibberish that I spout on paper. I told him that I typed it up myself. His reply was that no males of my generation […]

Inside the Statehouse

Inside the Statehouse

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The storyline of last week’s GOP Primary run- off was the extremely low turnout. The big surprises to me were the big vic- tories by Steve Marshall for Attorney General and Martha Roby for Con- gress. Their winning was not a surprise; however, their margin of victory was impressive. Going into the runoff my guess […]

Let’s Back Off The Ugliness

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Can’t we all just get along? I’ve been a keen watch- er of political discourse since I was 10-years-old and NEVER, I mean NEVER, have I experi- enced such a polarized nation. But beyond the polarization is the posi- tions taken by many from both sides of the aisle that if you don’t take their […]

Inside the Statehouse By Steve Flowers

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Well folks, if you vote in the Republican primary you may want to go back to the polls next week and finish selecting the GOP nominees for several important state offices. If you are a Democrat the only reason you will need to vote on Tuesday is if you have a runoff in a lo- […]

Mike’s Musing

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Fake News Still Influences Facebook Despite Mark Zucker – berg’s attempts to limit fake news on Facebook, my timeline continues to offer up news stories that are more false than true. Here’s an example of what I documented on my timeline in the last 24 hours: -THIEVES TRY TO SIPHON GAS FROM AN RV, BUT […]

Practicing Patriotism

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King Solomon’s call for moral and spiritual integrity by citizens for the benefit of their nation may seem out of date, but his principle of practicing patriotism by doing right needs to be stressed and heeded: “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). The history of both the […]

Inside the Statehouse

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Otto Whittaker wrote the following essay, “I Am the Nation” in 1955 as a public relations advertise- ment for the Norfolk and Western Railway. The message found in Mr. Whittaker’s essay is still appropriate for this Inde- pendence Day, so I have chosen to include it below as part of my weekly column. “I was […]

Reflections

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God Really Cares How do you react when trouble comes? Do you become pes- simistic? Depressed? Are you difficult to be around because you lash out at oth- ers? Do you find yourself angry at God because things haven’t turned out as you hoped they would? Few people have dif- ficulty believing God cares for […]