Perspectives

U.S. could be headed toward financial ruin

December 13, 2018
By Daniel Sutter

Is the Federal government spending us into financial ruin? The current numbers and budget projections suggest so. Yet I think that the scary numbers reflect an unresolved conflict over the role of government more than a threat of bankruptcy.

The national debt of the United States, the accumulated borrowing since the Republic’s founding, stands at…

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It Came from the Archives: The National Peanut Festival

November 30, 2018
By Dr. Marty Olliff

The National Peanut Festival has been celebrated in Dothan since 1938 (except for the World War II years). This first Peanut Festival came from the long tradition of harvest celebrations and the Wiregrass’ successful 20-year experiment with planting peanuts to avoid the economic calamity of the cotton boll weevil.

The NPF has changed over the…

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World War I versus progress

November 16, 2018
By Daniel Sutter

Veterans Day 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I. Veterans Day was Armistice Day until America learned that we had not fought the war to end all wars. The Great War profoundly challenged the dominant ideology of the time, liberalism, with far-reaching consequences.

We now call the 19thCentury’s liberalism “classical liberalism”…

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