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Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Nikki Hedrick Takes on Social Media Trolls

I was at my boyfriend Eddie’s, and we decided to run a couple errands after he was off from work. As I was getting ready, the messages began—each one more grating than the last. I was being slowly belittled, but I did my best to take the high road, looking for a way out of the conversation...
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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

By Chris Leavenworth

On New Year’s Eve, I was lying in bed scrolling my feed, and I came across a sermon posted in a local publication by a pastor of a rather large church in our area. I’m not thrilled that the newspaper has become a platform for evangelical proselytizing, but I understand that they’re a private business and that they can do that...
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Monday, December 11th, 2017

By Chris Leavenworth

What’s painfully obvious is how belligerent the president can be to any world leader or celebrity, and how quickly he’ll call someone a liar without any concern for the actual truth of the claim being made, nor the integrity of its source. Yet he won’t bring himself to say anything less than charitable about...
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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

By Chris Leavenworth

The whole event was scripted, and every detail recorded and broadcasted to 94 percent of the Russian population. At a coffee shop next door to the inauguration, a small resistance group was squashed by a riot squad before they even have a chance to protest...
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Monday, October 30th, 2017

By Chris Leavenworth

Agriculture was at the whim of God, so naturally famine was accepted as an unpreventable plight and only a fool would try and improve or undermine a divine plan, outside of simply praying for the best...
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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...