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December 19, 2014


DANIEL GARDNER: A discussion about real American values

Democrats in the Senate, led by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), departed Washington in a tantrum, breaking political windows, burning bridges, and creating general havoc for the media circus. Democrats lost their 8-year tenure of supremacy in the ‘deliberative’ house of congress, and decided not to go quietly into any good night.

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
SHERRY KUGHN: Differing views of Christmas
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Recently I discussed the topic of Christmas with two new friends from Jacksonville, both of whom grew up in other countries. I was struck by how different their stories are.

Wednesday 12/03/2014
Dear Santa: My gift quota is filled
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Dear Santa, If you don’t come to see me this Christmas, I’m fine. It seems you gave me so many gifts during the Thanksgiving holiday that you filled my quota.

Wednesday 11/26/2014
DANIEL GARDNER: Count your many blessings; name them one by one; and it will surprise you what the Lord has done
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:09 pm

“Do not say, ‘Why is it that the former days were better than these?’ For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this.” Solomon, Ecclesiastes 7:10, c. 935 B.C.

SHERRY KUGHN: Elise, a good author, wife, friend
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:09 pm

As the former assistant to The Anniston Star’s vice president, Phillip “Phil” Sanguinetti, I came to know his beloved wife, Elise. She died quietly last week at her home, and everyone who knew her will miss her. 

STEVE FLOWERS: Hubbard is political story of year
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:09 pm

Mike Hubbard is the political story of the year because our 2014 state elections were so mundane.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
DANIEL GARDNER: Gruber? Who is Jonathan Gruber?
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 11:10 am

“I’m utterly and absolutely shocked that anyone in Washington would try to deceive American voters into supporting higher taxes and wasteful spending!” “Fortunately, the national news media will hold deceivers accountable for any such shenanigans!” And, if you believe these two statements, then you may be “stupid” according to Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and major contributor to development of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare.

Wednesday 11/12/2014
STEVE FLOWERS: Democrats take it on the chin
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 4:20 pm

In all my years of following Alabama politics, I have never seen as dull an election year as we just witnessed. It stems from the fact that we had an uneventful and noncompetitive governor’s race.

Thursday 11/06/2014
‘Yellow Dog’ voters populate both parties
Updated: November 06, 2014 - 10:32 am

Our history lesson in Mrs. Ramer’s 8th grade class was on politics of the 19th and early 20th centuries. I remember being utterly astonished to read about “yellow dog Democrats” that would vote for any candidate nominated by the Democratic Party, even if the candidate were a yellow dog. I have since learned many of my familial forefathers and foremothers were yellow dog Democrats.

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