Greg Markley Articles

Wayne LaPierre, once an NRA hero, has been out-gunned

BY GREG MARKLEY OPINION — Teaching college at Fort Benning in 2013, I gave 30 soldiers an assignment: “Name your favorite of the Ten Amendments and explain why.” When essays came in a week later, I found one Sixth Amendment (criminal defendants’ rights), two Fourth...

New faces in DC: House and Senate gain Millennials and Gen Xers

BY GREG MARKLEY OPINION — When Lee County election results were announced for the 1996 general election, it was apparent that Republicans made great gains. This was my first election as a political writer in Alabama. At the then 100-year-old courthouse a delighted man...

At Ft. Moore, holiday ‘holdovers’ kept busy with fun

BY GREG MARKLEY OPINION — In December 1989, the first story I wrote at Fort McClellan was covering at Zero-Dark-30 the transport of basic trainees by buses to airports, train stations and bus terminals. They were heading home or on vacations, with tags pinned onto...

Sen. Tuberville, a Benedictine monk and the saga of abortion

BY GREG MARKLEY OPINION — It has been 51 years since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe V. Wade that the Constitution allows women to have abortions. It was a dreadful decision for my friend Stephen’s mother. Yet with four young children at home, she served as president...
Oxford Dictionary’s words of the year – Part one

Remembering Rosalynn Carter

BY GREG MARKLEY OPINION —Rosalynn Carter had a harsh reckoning after she wore the same gown at the 1977 presidential inauguration of her husband...

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