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Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

By Chris Leavenworth

Subservience and misplaced pride are two primary factors attached to one thread of patriotism running rampant among those who think America is God’s personal gift to those legally born on her soil...
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Sunday, August 13th, 2017

By Chris Leavenworth

For the religious, denying free will implies that man has no real choice in his own sin, and yet he still must answer to God for his fixed transgressions. For the ones who find comfort in control, denying free will implies that we are all ultimately powerless to our nature and external circumstances...
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Monday, July 31st, 2017

By Joni Williams

That’s when the Mid-Bay’s version of a frequent flyer program kicks in, slashing the four dollar cash rate in half and the SunPass rate of three dollars by a third. But this two-dollar toll exceeds 50 cents per mile, which is considered expensive by national standards...
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Monday, July 17th, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

A year later, we moved again. My father had finished his book, and we set off for Atlanta and a new job. We knew nothing about Atlanta except that while it was geographically close to Birmingham, it was a far different political and racial climate than what we were used to...
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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

By Chris Leavenworth

This past Monday, Judge Roger Vinson, with the District Court for the Northern District of Florida, ruled against a 34-foot, 70-year-old cross that stands in the middle of a public park in Pensacola. The cross, a glaring violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, was ruled unconstitutional and ordered to be removed within thirty days...
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Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

By Chris Leavenworth

Don’t even mention your stance on it, just mention that almost every existing minimum wage job and many medium-income jobs will inevitably be automated in the next 10 to 20 years, if not sooner. Bank tellers, fast food, taxis, clerks, vehicle repair, mail delivery…you name it...
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Sunday, June 18th, 2017

By Charles Morgan III

This is also the time of year that brings a steady dose of catastrophic death. Pedestrian and bicycle fatalities have become numbingly familiar. The new million-dollar crosswalkie things don’t seem to be much of a solution...
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Friday, June 2nd, 2017

By Chris Leavenworth

Chris Cornell was famously known as the frontman for three successful bands of the ‘90s and early 2000s— Temple of the Dog, Soundgarden and Audioslave. His voice was critically acclaimed as one of the all-time best in rock...
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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

By Paula Hilton

About two years ago, my oldest daughter discovered a Zumba class at a nearby church. After going to the class alone for a couple of weeks, she suggested I go, too. I had recently experienced a traumatic loss that left me weeping in my front room every night, so I decided maybe getting out of the house would be a good idea...
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Thursday, April 13th, 2017

By Joni Williams

Honestly, up until then I didn’t feel sick. But I sure did afterwards. Especially when I’d see the bills. Affordable Care Act? I think not...