Free exercise of religion is a bedrock principle of American governance. As schoolchildren, we’re taught that Pilgrims fled to America to avoid persecution by the […]
By Lawrence W. Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education We’ve become accustomed to think of poverty-fighting as a 20th Century undertaking, with the federal […]
For those who thought the exposure of the IRS as a political weapon was an exaggerated anomaly, think again. During Congress’s Thanksgiving recess, the U.S. […]
Policy Priorities for Alabama is a handbook compiled specifically for each legislative session as a research and education guide on the issues facing our state.
Several Supreme Court cases have upheld the individual right to possess and carry firearms. The current Code of Alabama’s regulations regarding the right to carry a concealed weapon may infringe upon 2nd Amendment rights.
Alabama Supreme Court cases have strictly defined what forms of gaming are legal in Alabama. In order to effectively deter would-be offenders, the punishment for owning and operating illegal gaming paraphernalia should be raised from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class C felony.
On the 40th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade, API examines the statistics of how Alabama is affected by the Court’s ruling in favor of Abortion
While the exact number of abortions performed in Alabama prior to their legalization in 1973 is unknown, more than 505,000 abortions have been performed since the Roe v. Wade decision. This total is double that of Birmingham’s current municipal population of 229,800.
One of the oft-chanted maxims of the pro-choice movement is “Keep your hands off my body.” And it is a mantra that has never settled […]
Is legalizing electronic gambling machines to “keep local gambling dollars local” the best strategy for Alabama? If gambling opponents are correct, the damage caused by gambling addiction […]