Honoring our veterans
By Congressman Bradley Byrne On November 11, we will celebrate Veterans Day and honor those who have served our nation. This is a day set aside to share our deep appreciation with all those, from the Battle of Yorktown to the War on Terror, who have fought to keep us safe and to protect the values we hold dear. There is really something remarkable about serving our country. It means…
‘ … rights and duties of citizens’
I received an interesting email a few weeks ago. We receive a ton of unsolicited emails, and I usually don’t pay much attention to them, but this one caught my eye. According to this email from Verve Search, Alabama high schools now require that students pass a civics test. I asked Escambia County Schools Assistant Superintendent Beth Drew if this is indeed compulsory in county schools. Beginning with the 2019…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers We still have the culmination of the race for the seat of Jeff Sessions set to be determined in less than five weeks on December 12. Roy Moore, as the Republican nominee, is the favorite. However, the Democrat Doug Jones could make it a closer race than first thought. He has raised some money and gained some traction and Moore has a good many detractors among Republican…
Domestic violence threatens all of us
By Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall While the month of October is designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this often silent crime really deserves to be featured in the spotlight every month. The victims of domestic violence might surprise you. Spouses and partners in relationships are the most obvious, as well as children and other family members. However, those at risk also include law enforcement and even the general…