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Steve Flowers: Politicians may want to watch what they wish for
There is an old adage that warns be careful what you ask for because you just might get it. In less than a week either Ron Sparks or Robert Bentley will get their wish. Whichever one wins may wonder why in the world he ever asked to be governor.
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Danny Gardner: Should faith be a factor in politics
What role does faith play in making decisions? For some of us, faith is paramount in making decisions, particularly big decisions.
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Sound off: Bring back self-respect
In a few days it is going to be time to vote. So are you going to vote?
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H. Brandt Ayers: Can Red China beat U.S.?
News that some candidates blame China for our economic mess merged in my thoughts with an elegiac Bill Moyers speech to an upstanding, above-board citizens’ group, Common Cause.
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Steve Flowers: Fact — Alabamians vote for Republicans for the Court
Alabama’s high courts are about as Republican as any elected tribunals in the country. We have six criminal appeals court judges and all six are Republican.
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Daniel L. Gardner: Will we get more than rhetoric this time around?
Will new members of Congress give us more than rhetoric this time around? For decades we’ve heard politicians on both sides talk about changing Washington, reforming government, or reducing the size of government. So, why has the federal bureaucracy continued to grow?
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H. Brandt Ayers: It's time to push aside the lack of trust
The continent-sized engine of American enterprise is not only tanked up and ready to go, it is taking on more cheap fuel, but nobody will turn the ignition key that gets us on the road to a full recovery.
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Steve Flowers: There’s some interesting races in legislature
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Without a doubt the governor’s race is always the marquee political show every four years. This year is no exception. However, there is another interesting plot developing. Many Goat Hill insiders are more intrigued with this year’s legislative elections.
Danny Gardner: Parties need to work together
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A reader and email friend in Heber Springs wrote, “In conclusion it’s a no brainier identifying problems. It’s the resolution that counts and I think of all the mistakes we as a nation have made in the past and will continue to make in the present and future. When the two parties are united for the common good there is nothing that we cannot do.
H. Brandt Ayers: After the storm, normality will return
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Societies’ calm seas are about to be whipped into a perfect storm by the cross currents of an electorate that seems ready to reverse the course it set two years ago and bring back the party that gave us an economic tsunami.
Steve Flowers: When will GOP gain control of legislature?
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In 1876 when the Southern states wrestled free of the shackles of Reconstruction, one thing was certain. The South would not vote for any Republican.
Gerald Dial is the right man for the job
by Jim Morris
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As the election nears its time to salute those who can, has, and will support the people he represents. Gerald Dial is that person.
Take a closer look at the 'tea party'
by Stanley Patterson
Heflin
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The tea party movement is troublesome to many that really know what this movement is all about. Less taxes sounds good, but the movement is not just about low taxes.
H. Brandt Ayers: I'm ready to punch someone in the nose
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Sometime you get so mad that a surge of powerful emotions takes possession of your mind and body; you want to … to punch somebody in the nose, or do something else that you may later regret.

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