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November 25, 2014

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Editorial: Lessons learned from Ferguson

Eyewitness testimony from the grand jury looking into the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed man on Aug. 9 is filled with descriptions of moments when this tragedy could have ended differently.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Editorial: Thanks and concerns in Alabama
Posted: November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving doesn’t arrive for a few more hours, so consider this one last pre-holiday infusion of reality.

Speak Out: We must change the music in America
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 6:56 pm

Deny it if you will, ignore it you cannot. The United States has become a nation in rapid decline.

HOT BLAST: How newspapers played the Michael Brown-Darren Wilson decision
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 7:07 am

Monday night's grand-jury announcement in Missouri became the main front-page story in newspapers across the country. Here's a look at how a few of them played the decision.

Monday 11/24/2014
Editorial: Magic word of 'Benghazi!' debunked
Posted: November 24, 2014

For more than two years, an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead provided Republican critics of the Obama administration a handy scandal shorthand. A congressional report released last Friday should — but may not — put an end to this pathetic attempt to tie a scandal — any scandal — to President Barack Obama.

Editorial: Big plans in Montgomery
Posted: November 24, 2014

Alabama’s Republican-led government can’t sit idle. The state’s money woes are real. Now would be a convenient time to lock in on a realistic solution — be it an idea, a concept, or even a valid suggestion.

Speak Out: Take care of our veterans
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 6:17 pm

We need to amend the qualifications for the president and Congress so that you aren’t eligible for public office unless you served in the military.

HOT BLAST: A documentary for Iron Bowl week
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 10:53 am

It's Iron Bowl week, so there's no better time to get reacquainted with the story of James Curtis Owens.

Sunday 11/23/2014
HOT BLAST: Must-see ad portrays WWI Christmas truce
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:44 pm

A Christmas-themed TV commercial for a British supermarket chain is stirring emotions this holiday season, with some viewers some tear-filled and others unhappy at the commercialization of an historic event.

Bob Davis: Keeping readers riveted
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 8:14 am

The easiest thing for a reader to do is to stop reading.

Speak Out: Keep pseudoephedrine on the market
Posted: November 23, 2014

Fall allergies are the worst, and apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so.

Speak Out: Bias of the progressive media
Posted: November 23, 2014

Where is the outrage from the progressive media? We were lied to about Obamacare and the transparency of this most corrupt administration, yet you did no real due diligence when branding President Bush as a liar.

Friday 11/21/2014
Editorial: All we do is fight
Posted: November 21, 2014

Most of the conversation around President Barack Obama’s decision to not deport some 5 million undocumented immigrants will be centered on recent history. The president and his party were recently smashed by Republicans in the midterm election. Obama’s job approval numbers are sinking. A new Congress, which takes office in 2015, should have an opportunity to set immigration policy.

Speak Out: An evening with Rick Bragg
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 5:28 pm

More than three years of work by Piedmont-born Rick Bragg went into his writing of Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story, according to Bragg at a recent discussion and book signing in Jacksonville.

HOT BLAST: Not the best spokesman for immigration foes
Posted: November 21, 2014

Check out this quote on President Obama's immigration order from The New York Times.

Thursday 11/20/2014
Editorial: Poverty in our midst
Posted: November 20, 2014

If children are our future — which they are — then something has to give. We’re not doing enough to ensure their health, further their education and keep them out of poverty.

Phillip Tutor: At Brother's, and having fun
Posted: November 20, 2014

Brother’s Bar is one of those places where, if the band’s good and the beer’s cold, there’s a decent chance you’ll stink when you get home.

Editorial: Modern twists on education
Posted: November 20, 2014

The quaint, one-room schoolhouses of Southern lore departed long ago. Public education today is a complex machine of interworking parts, whether you’re in the bright lights of New York City or right here in good, ol’ Calhoun County.

Speak Out: Becoming a Third World society
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 7:14 pm

I give up. I capitulate. I can’t seem to write an opinion that can be understood by those who read my thoughts of what is wrong with our society, so the following is a modification of what I usually attempt to say.

Speak Out: Prioritizing academics and sports
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 7:15 pm

Why do people go to college? Parents once sent their sons and daughters to college to specialize in an academic area that would prepare them to become efficient in that area and make the world a better place for all who are in it.

HOT BLAST: Giving a reporter a tip by mistake
Posted: November 20, 2014

Reporters dream of pots of gold falling into their laps. And, by pots of gold, I mean juicy information that confirms important facts.

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