12/6/2019 News Recap: Candidate Dropouts, Buttigieg Targeted, and Impeachment

This week, Parker and Josh discuss the withdrawal of Secretary of State John Merrill from the Alabama race for US Senate, the exit of Senator Kamala Harris from the presidential race, impeachment, and more. To listen, click on your favorite podcasting app below. Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher 

Shakespeare and Today’s Political Climate

So much about the nature of education has changed in the last generation. Technology is more prevalent than ever. The focus on STEM has reoriented our approach to knowledge. Even elementary school math is different. Still, the presence of William Shakespeare on the curricula of high school English classes remains constant. Most Americans have a […]

Points of Policy: Tolls a Conservative Option? Feat. The Heritage Foundation’s David Ditch

In this Points of Policy edition of the 1819 Podcast, API’s Phil Williams and David Ditch, research associate at the Heritage Foundation, discuss whether or not tolls for infrastructure projects are, in principle, a conservative approach to public policy. To listen, click on your favorite podcasting app below. Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher 

1819 Podcast – Second Weekly News Recap Show Released

This week, Parker and Josh discuss Chick-fil-a’s decision to cease donations to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a potential gaming compact between the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and the state, a new TV show filmed in the Etowah County Jail, revelations in the Epstein case, and more. News recap episodes […]

Statewide Radio: Phil Williams on Viewpoint Alabama

API director of policy strategy Phil Williams recently appeared on Viewpoint Alabama, a weekly radio show that is broadcast on over 60 Alabama radio stations, to discuss the potential toll bridge in Mobile, the increase in the gas tax, and more. You can listen to the interview here (beginning at the 0:30 timestamp). Viewpoint Alabama, […]

Relationships between parents and teachers are key to improving education

I imagine that when the recent National Assessment of Educational Progress numbers were released, somewhere in Mississippi a few very tired, long suffering education bureaucrats poured a hot toddy from the kitchen of an antebellum home, raised their glasses to the west, and told Alabama, “well, you won’t have old Mississippi to kick around anymore.” […]

1819 Podcast – First-ever Weekly Recap Show Released

Today, API’s 1819 Podcast released it’s first-ever weekly news recap show. Only half-an-hour long, API’s Joshua Pendergrass and Parker Snider discuss recent Alabama and national news through a conservative perspective in this weekly edition of our 1819 Podcast. This week, we discuss The arrival of Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Alabama Senate race […]

If faith practices are ‘discriminatory,’ do we really still have free speech?

By Matthew Stokes, Resident Fellow Modern political candidates spend a lot of time presenting themselves as culturally acceptable to voters. That means a lot of talk about God, faith, and family, and often the winning candidate is the one who looks best driving a well-worn pickup truck. This is nothing new in American politics, but […]

Alabama Follows the Law, History in Forgoing Marriage Licenses

For just over a month now, Alabama officials have not issued marriage licenses. They instead record certificates memorializing marital contracts, signed by married couples and notarized. The law authorizing this change is a sensible and principled compromise. Indeed, it might be a model for other states. It accommodates both the opinion of the U.S. Supreme […]