Finding Agreement in a Divisive Culture

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Investigators are piecing together what led up to a shooting Wednesday in Virginia that left five people injured, including a congressman. Police say an Illinois man who supported Bernie Sanders and despised Donald Trump opened fire at a baseball field as Republican lawmakers practiced for an annual congressional baseball game. In reacting to the events, Alabama Media Group Columnist John Archibald writes that the shooting was like an attack on America itself. He discusses this and fundamental flaws he sees the Alabama Constitution.

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Alabama is full of big news stories. From the removal of the Confederate battle flag, to gay marriage, to Birmingham's increase in the minimum wage. It's a lot for journalists to keep up with and a lot of great materials for columnists like AL.com and The Birmingham News' John Archibald. He discusses the city, county and state politics in forums large and small.

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