Yellowhammer News's “The Ford Faction” has an INCREDIBLE guest line-up coming your way

Yellowhammer News's “The Ford Faction” has an INCREDIBLE guest line-up coming your way

Yellowhammer News radio has some AMAZING guests scheduled this week. We've got Alice Martin, candidate for attorney general, Louise Schiavone, Sirius-XM host, John Ziegler, writer for Mediaite, Joshua Thifault, Turning Point USA, John Malcolm, VP of the Institute for Constitutional Government at the Heritage Foundation, and Taylor Wesley, former Miss Auburn and nationally renowned speaker...

Republicans’ rising tide of populism and its effect on the Alabama and Arizona primaries

Republicans’ rising tide of populism and its effect on the Alabama and Arizona primaries

            With the growing market in the Republican party for Trump’s off-brand conservatism, candidates in races around the country are scrambling to identify themselves in relation to the President. The pressure for candidates to define their platforms less by policy and more by similarity to Trump’s platform has created an interesting political environment—one in which terms like “conservative” and “populism” are thrown together and candidates’ true ideological stances are blurred. It’s no secret that populist rhetoric rose significantly in the GOP in 2016, and that Trump rose with it. The Trump White House and its supporters have put an emphasis on military growth, economic nationalism, and populism. Trump has proposed an increase in military spending, strict immigration policies, and economic policies that benefit America First. Under Trump, the party has shifted to heralding itself as the party of workers, a traditionally populist message.[1]

Alabama's special senate election reflects the great Republican divide

Alabama's special senate election reflects the great Republican divide

Nearly nine months after President Trump's surprising and unconventional election, the Republican Party is still in a tailspin. GOP leaders seem unable to unify on any key issue, evidenced by their recent inability to push a healthcare bill through the Senate. Part of the problem is that Republicans are facing a confusing era of ideological change, and there does not seem to be a clear end in sight.

False advertising: How the Democrats attempt to rewrite history

False advertising: How the Democrats attempt to rewrite history

Since President Donald Trump emerged on the political scene, Democrats have relentlessly challenged the truthfulness of his statements. Ridiculing Trump’s so-called “alternative facts,” the Democrats have some “alternative facts” of their own. Take this statement from the “Our History” page of the DNC website:“For more than 200 years, our party has led the fight for civil rights, health care, Social Security, workers' rights, and women's rights.” Any student of history can immediately identify why this statement is not only misleading but in some respects an outright lie.

“Fire and Fury”: Donald Trump’s Style And Why It Works

“Fire and Fury”: Donald Trump’s Style And Why It Works

Though the media is currently in a complete state of frenzy over the events in Charlottesville, pardoning of Joe Arpaio and major changes at the White House, the situation with North Korea remains as high stakes as ever. It’s no secret that President Trump has come out strongly against Kim Jong-un and his authoritarian regime. Trump threatened “fire and fury” against any unfriendly action from North Korea, stating North Korea “better get their act together or they are going to be in trouble like few nations have ever been in trouble.”

The Future of the Travel Ban- Combatting the Growing Terrorist Threat

The Future of the Travel Ban- Combatting the Growing Terrorist Threat

Now that the Supreme Court has approved President Trump’s travel ban, what’s next? Trump has argued that the ban is necessary to reassess vetting procedures for immigrants from high-risk countries. With the ban officially in place, the administration must figure out how to best enhance these procedures. It’s not altogether clear what changes need to be made, especially with so many questions surrounding the terrorist threat from abroad. Why do some people find the radical ideology embraced by ISIS and other terror groups so attractive? And what, if anything, can the U.S. do to combat the spread of this ideology?

Radical Islam, Social Media, and the Impact of Trump's Travel Ban in Alabama

Radical Islam, Social Media, and the Impact of Trump's Travel Ban in Alabama

Now that the Supreme Court has approved President Trump’s travel ban, what’s next? Trump has argued that the ban is necessary to reassess vetting procedures for immigrants from high-risk countries. With the ban officially in place, the administration must figure out how to best enhance these procedures. It’s not altogether clear what changes need to be made, especially with so many questions surrounding the terrorist threat from abroad. Why do some people find the radical ideology embraced by ISIS and other terror groups so attractive? And what, if anything, can the U.S. do to combat the spread of this ideology?...

A Strange Election: How Recent Events Will Affect the Race to Replace Jeff Sessions

A Strange Election: How Recent Events Will Affect the Race to Replace Jeff Sessions

No one can deny that we are living in strange times. From Russia interfering in U.S. elections, to a President who appears to be either a lunatic or a genius as he enrages the media by making up words like “covfefe,” to our own governor marred by a sex scandal, it seems our country is spiraling out of control by the second. And yet, in the midst of all of the chaos, we Alabamians have a decision to make: who to elect as our new senator...

A Strange Election: Who is More Likely to Win the Alabama Senate Seat, Luther Strange or Mo Brooks?

A Strange Election: Who is More Likely to Win the Alabama Senate Seat, Luther Strange or Mo Brooks?

No one can deny that we are living in strange times. From Russia interfering in U.S. elections, to a President who appears to be either a lunatic or a genius as he enrages the media by making up words like “covfefe,” to our own governor marred by a sex scandal, it seems our country is spiraling out of control by the second. And yet, in the midst of all of the chaos, we Alabamians have a decision to make: who to elect as our new senator...

Katherine Timpf: A Voice for Young Conservatives

Katherine Timpf: A Voice for Young Conservatives

In a political environment where it can be intimidating for young Republicans to speak their minds and openly identify with the party, Fox News commentator Katherine Timpf says the things that many GOP millennials are thinking. At 28 years old, Timpf has already established herself as a noted political pundit and an informed voice on hot-button issues. A comedian as well as a media personality, Timpf brings humor to subjects that could otherwise be awkward or contentious. Her unique style makes politics accessible for young people who might normally shy away from political discussion, and Timpf shows young Conservatives that popularized liberal views are not the only opinions of their generation...

"Trust me, I am an attorney"

"Trust me, I am an attorney"

You’re in a bind, and you’re confused. Legal-ese is a foreign language to you. You know you need a lawyer for this type of problem, but you’re not sure how to choose one and you’re really not sure how to talk to one. Maybe you’re not even sure if you can trust one. So what do you do? How do you find and pick an attorney and, even more important, what should you expect from your attorney-client relationship?

Will Trump Survive the Assault from the Media and the Left?

Will Trump Survive the Assault from the Media and the Left?

The greatest danger to the American people is not an outside force, but internal conflict. Our country has always had diversity of opinions and differences, but we have generally had common values to which we all adhered. Our leaders may have sometimes disagreed on the solutions, but at the very least they worked to inspire people to believe in something greater than themselves. All around us we see people losing hope—not just in political parties, but in the great institutions this country has held dear. People are beginning to believe that they can’t achieve their dreams, so many have stopped trying...

The Resistance, Kathy Griffin, and the Death of Civility

 The Resistance, Kathy Griffin, and the Death of Civility

At no time since the Civil War began has our country seen this level of partisan tension.  In a survey done in 1960, less than 10 percent of Americans said they would have a problem marrying someone from the other political party. In 2010, that number shot up to nearly 50 percent.  According to Shanto Iyengar, a professor of political science at Stanford University, “In the 1950s and 1960s party affiliation made virtually no difference to interpersonal relations.” However, since the divisive 2016 election, partisan tensions have begun dramatically affecting our lives. From couples divorcing and friendships ending to widespread boycotts and politically inspired acts of violence, D.C.’s political climate has created undoubted turmoil across the country...

Power, Pride & the Fall: Reflections on our leaders and the Easter Message

Power, Pride & the Fall: Reflections on our leaders and the Easter Message

As a student of history and politics, it is truly amazing how many great leaders fall because they give into the trappings of pride. In Alabama, our governor had to resign in shame & disgrace because he became conceited with his power, and in doing so neglected the love of his wife of 50 years for the temporal pleasure of a younger subordinate. Governor Bentley learned the truth behind the proverb that “Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.