Tag Archives: opinion

Socialism may be on the rise in the United States

April 8, 2019
By Daniel Sutter

Those of us old enough to remember the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union probably thought we had seen the last of socialism. The idea of government planning of an economy, once billed as “scientific socialism,” seemed consigned to the dustbin of history.

Times certainly have changed. Self-described socialist…

Read More

Historian Flynt discusses Alabama’s strengths, failings

September 28, 2018
By Greg Phillips

According to a renowned Alabama historian, the state should be proud of its literature, its art and its football, but should be ashamed of its politics.

Renowned historian Dr. Wayne Flynt outlined those points while discussing the state’s cultural heritage, both good and bad, during a two-hour presentation Thursday evening at Troy University’s Dothan Campus.

Read More

Nation has lost its ability to disagree civilly

August 22, 2018
By Daniel Sutter

My Dad used to say that it’s better to keep quiet and let people think that you are stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.  Sorry, Dad, I didn’t follow your advice.

Thomas Jefferson, America’s third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, helps illustrate the problem.Disagreement on values and ideas…

Read More