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Far-left agenda hurts blue wave

Sam Stroud Staff Writer Although the Democratic Party retook the House in last week’s midterms, they failed to achieve the much-desired rout of the Republicans that had been talked about in the months leading up to the election.  The truth of the matter is, if they couldn’t achieve a blue wave this year, they never will.  Read More

Democrats must prioritize progressive legislation over impeaching president

Scott Shelton Staff Writer Democrats have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives. They now need to find the right balance of passing progressive legislation and keeping the executive branch in check.  Since the 2016 elections, Republicans have controlled both chambers of Congress and the presidency.  The GOP needed minimal to no Democratic support to Read More

Constitutional amendment cannot be a campaign issue

Scott Shelton Staff Writer President Trump suggested he could get rid of the 14th Amendment, which guarantees birthright citizenship, by simply issuing an executive order.  “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment,” Trump said in an interview with Axios. “Guess what? You don’t. “You can definitely do it with an act Read More

Abortion ballot proposition not an issue for state

Sam Stroud Staff Writer The new trend among states these days has become ignoring certain laws they don’t have much affinity for.  We’ve seen this with “sanctuary cities,” where states such as California and Washington have decided the federal immigration laws in place aren’t worth enforcing.   Alabama has joined this trend now with the ratification Read More

Interfaith panel lacks diversity, but a good first step

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer  The Departments of English and Political Science co-hosted an “Interfaith Symposium on Diversity, Community and Justice” last week.  The event was meant to be the first of a series of interdisciplinary conventions on global, intercultural and cross-cultural issues.  The diversity of the panel itself, however, appeared to be confined to the Abrahamic Read More

Real news is about truth, not sensation

Public service journalism demands that we report on relevant hot topics. Sometimes this may involve the mistakes of an organization or individual being cast in the limelight, leading people to ask, “Why are you concerned with my business?” Any fair journalist must be willing to answer this serious question before they take on an issue. An Read More

Pope’s decisions, associations endangering Catholic Church

In the years since his ascent to the papacy, we have allowed Pope Francis to turn the apostolic office into a joke. He has corroded the papal throne with his despicable actions.  Easily one of the most damaging decisions Francis has made has been recognizing the bishops appointed by the Chinese government; China had been appointing Read More

Isner is offering best policies for Alabama

Bailey Wood Contributor On Nov. 6, voters in the 2nd Congressional District can choose between the eight-year incumbent Republican congresswoman Martha Roby or Tabitha Isner, the newcomer to the scene of Alabama politics. Isner is not the typical Democrat you’ll see portrayed on Fox News; she seeks solutions, not sides, and she’ll work with either party Read More

Roby is not perfect but is better for 2nd Congressional District

Sam Stroud Staff Writer On Nov. 6 Troy residents will vote to pick a representative for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. They have two choices, Republican Martha Roby and Democrat Tabitha Isner.  As with most races, both candidates have their merits, but Roby is the better choice with her policies on Medicare and her legislative positions.  That Read More