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Steve Flowers: 2024 elections around the corner

Folks don’t look now, but our 2024 election year is upon us.  Next year is a major year in politics nationwide.  Not only does...

Tuberville op-ed: ‘Everything we have in this country depends on our military’

Tomorrow is November 11, the anniversary of the end of World War I. Today we know it as Veterans Day. Veterans Day is a time to...

Rep. Moore: Americans ‘should never have to fear’ government

In 2022, when I held fifteen town halls across my district, I expected to hear about the cost of gas and groceries or our...

Alabama’s wood pellet industry plays an important role

Alabama’s forest products industry is growing. Our state boasts more than 23 million acres of  forests, which enables Alabamians to produce $12.5 billion in...

ESPN’s McElroy rips CFP committee: ‘there’s no consistency’

The latest batch of College Football Playoff rankings dropped on Tuesday night, and the top eight remained completely unchanged, with the Alabama Crimson Tide...

Justice Will Sellers: Boss Tweed’s political corruption still unsurpassed

One hundred fifty years ago, the largest political corruption trial in history ended with the conviction of one William M. "Boss" Tweed, whose vice...

Rep. Jerry Carl: Veterans Day

One of the biggest reasons why I ran for Congress was so I could do more to help our veterans, reservists, and active duty...

Dr. Dan Sutter: Free speech reconsidered

The freedoms to speak and criticize public officials are crucial to ensuring that government serves the people. But must this include the freedom to...

Steve Flowers: Dr. Furnie Johnston, pioneer doctor

In recent years, healthcare has eclipsed agriculture as Dothan’s major industry. Dothan is the medical mecca for the entire Wiregrass, as well as rural...

Rep. Moore: ‘Coach Tuberville is right’

This week, a group of Senate Republicans challenged Coach Tuberville’s protest of President Biden’s Pentagon policy that forces taxpayers to fund abortion travel by...

Rep. Jerry Carl: House Republicans continue delivering results

Despite a few weeks of turmoil in Washington, House Republicans are continuing to deliver results for the American people, just as we have done...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Google on trial

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust case against Google over its dominance of online search is unfolding. This marks the first tech industry...

Steve Flowers: University philathropists

In the past two to three years we have had some very generous benefactors make some very magnanimous contributions to their university alma maters...

Rep. Carl: Following the Biden money trail

Over the summer, President Biden asked, “Where’s the money?” when he was questioned about allegations of bribery during his time as a public figure....

Employer-provided healthcare coverage in Alabama offers undeniable benefits

Logan Z. Glass is an insurance agent and Young Republican leader in St. Clair County. As Alabama families continue to navigate uncertain economic times, and...

Guest opinion: ADEM coal ash program protects health and environment

Three years ago this month, I made a promise to the people of this state that the Alabama Department of Environmental Management will do...

Steve Flowers: The Shorty Price story

Alabama has had its share of what I call “run for the fun of it” candidates. The most colorful of all these perennial “also-ran”...

Rep. Carl: Supporting our national defense

With chaos around the world and constant threats here at home, the federal government’s priority should be supporting our national defense.  House Republicans have already...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Populism and economic freedom

Brexit and Donald Trump’s election highlighted a global surge in populism. The Economic Freedom of North America Network, of which the Johnson Center is...

Aaron Johnson: Camp Comer and paying debts

High atop Lookout Mountain, above Fort Payne, cradled in hardwoods, hides Camp Comer. Most of her alumni just call her “Comer.” She isn’t visible from...

Dr. Dan Sutter: Economic freedom and China’s future

The Fraser Institute recently released the 2023 Economic Freedom of the World and the U.S. improved one spot to rank fifth globally. Hong Kong...

Strong: Next speaker must hold line on border security, spending cuts

The United States is in a time of crisis. From $33 trillion in national debt to the invasion of our southern border, America is...

Rep. Carl: I stand with Israel

I have always stood with Israel, and I know it is incredibly important for us all to come together and support them as they...

Dr. Daniel Sutter: Slavery, justice, and reparations

Slavery was a moral abomination now thankfully consigned to the dustbin of history. But should Americans who were never slaves receive compensation for their...