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State of the States and the State of the Union

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – President Obama said in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that the state of America is “strong.” If you listen to conservative Republican politicians, they’ll tell you without exception that “right to work” for less laws are an essential tool in recruiting industry and providing…

Governor Bentley Responds to Pressure to Expand Alabama Medicaid Program

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Progressive Democrats Plan Protest Rally Saturday in Birmingham – By Glynn Wilson – The pressure is building for conservative states like Alabama and Texas to join the rest of the nation in getting onboard to help citizens without insurance obtain health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, for economic reasons.…

President Obama Holds Significant Lead Over Romney in Popular Vote

Lead Holds Despite Hoopla Over Supreme Court Health Care Decision by Glynn Wilson President Barack Obama still holds a significant lead in the popular vote nationally among registered voters in the U.S. over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, 48 percent to 43 percent, according to the latest Gallup poll published Monday, July 2, in spite of…

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Health Care Law

ANALYSIS by Glynn Wilson The United States Supreme Court surprised media organizations and pundits of all stripes on Thursday by upholding the constitutionality of the first ever law regulating the health care industry in the country’s storied history, including the individual mandate conservatives were sure the court would strike down. (Read the full decision here…

Freedom of the Press is Not Free

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson It’s summertime in Alabama now. No matter what the official calendar says. The mercury hit 91 here today. That was probably in the shade. We just got back from the local farmer’s market, where Alabama farmers show up every Thursday to sell their goods directly to the public. There…

Alabama to Receive $2 Million in Grants from New Health Care Law

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $2 million in grants to be awarded to community health centers in Alabama due to the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act. Grants from the Affordable Care Act will help build and expand health centers, create jobs, and expand access to an additional 860,000 patients…

Watchdog Groups File Complaint to Stop Dirty Corporate Campaign Money

AmericanCrossroadsWatch.org, a group of national watchdog organizations dedicated to clean elections and corporate accountability, launched a new campaign this week to try to stop Karl Rove from using dirty tricks and dirty corporate money to manipulate the mid-term elections by buying candidates who will support Big Business and deregulation. Rove created American Crossroads (“AC”) several…

Alabama Native American Testifies on Health Care

Native American (Choctaw) writer and filmmaker Natalie Noel of Mobile, Alabama, testified before a Congressional panel this week examining personal stories showing the tragedy of inaccessibility to health care in the corrupt, corporate, for-profit system in the U.S. The breast cancer survivor lost her coverage following a year long battle for her life. My good…

Senator Risks Party's Future in Supreme Court Hearings

Republican Jeff Sessions of Alabama, little known to the country, will lead the charge against Obama’s Hispanic nominee, Sonia Sotomayor of New York Editor’s Note: I would like to thank the Huffington Post investigative fund for partial funding for this story. by Glynn Wilson When the Senate Judiciary Committee convenes Monday, July 13 to begin…