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Defund Congress: Lawmakers might better represent the people if forced to live their struggles

As millions remain unemployed and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and wreak havoc on nearly every sector of American life, from the economy and ... Read more

9 months ago by Adam Powell.

When candidates talk, pay attention to the road map and not just the destination

The art of political speech is one that nearly every keen observer of the game understands, though few are adept at its execution – it’s ... Read more

9 months ago by Adam Powell.

A late night walk through a beautiful and terrible garden

Many of my childhood days were spent on my grandfather’s farm and, for better or worse, I became quite adept at the often-brutal tactics required ... Read more

9 months ago by Adam Powell.

Selma’s celebration for John Lewis provided personal milestone

Having a role in the city of Selma’s tribute to Civil Rights Icon and longtime Congressman John Lewis last Saturday was the last thing I ... Read more

10 months ago by James Jones.

Playing press and paying respect

There are moments in a person’s life which stand out, in radiant technicolor, against the gray and drab backdrop that sets the scene for most ... Read more

10 months ago by Adam Powell.

Lawmakers must take action to prevent another round of pandemic fallout

The end of the month is quickly approaching, which means that unemployed folks will soon lose their additional $600-per-week federal unemployment benefit and lose their ... Read more

10 months ago by Adam Powell.

The sounds of silence

Generally, I begin my columns with some snarky or cynical bit of humor, or perhaps a quote from a great writer or noted politician, but ... Read more

10 months ago by Adam Powell.

Brace yourselves: we may not get college football in the fall

Iam no longer in denial. When the Big Ten Conference and Pac-12 Conference all but canceled their non-conference football games, reality set inside my soul. ... Read more

10 months ago by James Jones.

The paradox of peaceful protest

White America loves a peaceful protest – it conjures up images of stone-faced civil rights protesters peaceably and silently demanding equality at a lunch counter ... Read more

11 months ago by Adam Powell.

God’s Grillers for Eighteen Wheelers deserves praise and appreciation

It’s always nice to see local residents step up and help the community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. God’s Grillers for Eighteen Wheelers did just ... Read more

11 months ago by James Jones.

Kudos to the AHSAA, AISA for starting summer workouts

All seven high schools in Dallas County can begin their summer workouts next week in various sports. Starting Monday, Dallas County High, Ellwood Christian Academy, ... Read more

12 months ago by James Jones.

Oppression at the concession stand

“I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them ... Read more

1 year ago by Adam Powell.

A strange case of budget illness

One flips the pages on the calendar always thinking that Christmas is ages away, only to turn the page one day and find that the ... Read more

1 year ago by Adam Powell.

Breaking: Newspaper becomes tabloid with mayor’s words

It may be a violation of my journalistic obligations, but I try hard to stay away from the radio on Friday mornings out of fear ... Read more

1 year ago by Adam Powell.

What is the Philadelphia Eagles plan for ex-Alabama QB?

The Philadelphia Eagles made one of the most curious moves in the NFL Draft last week. With glaring needs on defense, the Eagles used a second-round ... Read more

1 year ago by James Jones.

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