Energy Poverty Resize

The Left’s Energy Policies Generate Energy Poverty

Though the word "poverty" typically provokes thoughts of individuals and families who lack the basic necessities of food, clothing, and shelter, there is another form of material poverty that isn't as conspicuous, but is nearly as serious: energy poverty. ...

Redemption from Addiction Resize

Redemption from Addiction

While scientific research may not definitively prove the causal connection between poverty and addiction (or vice versa), there is an undeniable correlation between the two. Addiction can lead to broken families, neglected children, crime, and incarcerati ...

Chess Bedsole Responses Resize

If the People Only Knew

“The people want to vote!”—the most oft-repeated catchphrase of the lottery debate. Even politicians who declare themselves personally opposed to a state-run lottery try to justify their support of it because “the people want to vote.” But politicians kno ...

2018 LG Questionnaire Resize

Freedom from Morality Makes Us Less Free

A recent poll conducted by Dr. George Barna systematically explored America’s “shift in values.” Predictably, those polled value comfort, happiness, and acceptance, but they also claim to value independence, control, and freedom. These same respondents— ...

AL Shrinking Sovereignty Resize

Alabama’s Shrinking Sovereignty

On Friday, the omnipotent U.S. Department of Education threatened to pull federal funding from public school districts that refuse to fall in line over transgender bathrooms. Many school districts will submit, knowing that they cannot afford to jeopardize ...

Evaluation of Michael Sentance Resize

A Sad State of Affairs

Alabama is, once again, making national news for all the wrong reasons. In the modern political era, our state has seen two governors face criminal convictions, one of whom remains in prison. Now, our governor has been caught on tape confirming year-long ...

Election-Year Expectations Resize

Election-Year Expectations

The New Year always comes brimming with new goals, possibilities, and expectations. This year, for many, those expectations are closely tied to the 2016 presidential election. Conservatives had a tumultuous year. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled with unbridl ...

Truly Free Markets Resize

Conservative Solutions to Poverty in Alabama

There is no shortage of ideological differences between conservatives and liberals or Republicans and Democrats, but perhaps the most divisive issue on the political spectrum is how to care for the poor. Admittedly, conservatives have done a fairly subpar ...

Tax Incentives Resize

Legislative Session Postmortem: Three Themes

It's only been a few days since Governor Bentley signed the General Fund budget for fiscal year 2016 into law. We don't yet know what the fallout, if any, will be from the cuts, taxes, and transfers that were made to make up the revenue shortfall. What we ...