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August 1, 2014

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EDITORIAL: State needs a cheerleader who won’t stop working for our schools

BUILDING A BETTER GOVERNOR: Ideas for a stronger Alabama

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Thursday 07/31/2014
EDITORIAL: Republicans running to the courts
Posted: July 31, 2014

A measure authorizing Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to sue President Barack Obama passed the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday. All but five Republicans supported it, and no Democrats voted in favor of it.

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HOT BLAST: A little Middle East map explanation (but not in the usual way)
Posted: July 31, 2014

Here's a handy link for anyone watching developments in the Middle East with growing alarm. The Atlantic presents:

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HOT BLAST: What do we call 'them?'
Posted: July 31, 2014

Here's an interesting examination of language by Will H. Moore:

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HOT BLAST: A question we hadn't considered
Posted: July 31, 2014

The BBC headline writer asks:

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Wednesday 07/30/2014
SPEAKOUT: Still time to see knife collection
Posted: July 30, 2014

For those of you who missed our knife expo at Janney Furnace museum a couple of weeks ago, it’s still not too late. The National Knife Museum, formerly located in Sevierville, Tenn., in the Smoky Mountains, has closed and placed the bulk of its huge knife collection at Janney Furnace museum in Ohatchee. This knife collection dates from the stone age to modern era and includes thousands of knives never seen before.

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Searching for info
Posted: July 30, 2014

I am looking for info on the grave of Woodrow W. Smith (1912-1915), which is in the middle of Bains Gap Road on Fort McClellan. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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EDITORIAL: Make the fixes now
Posted: July 30, 2014

Monday trustees for Medicare and Social Security issued annual reports on the financial security of these two highly valued federal government programs.

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EDITORIAL: State needs a leader who will lead charge to reform budget process
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 6:41 pm

BUILDING A BETTER GOVERNOR: Ideas for a stronger Alabama

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HOT BLAST: Have you heard of the Southern Palin?
Posted: July 30, 2014

Her name, according to a Washington Post column, is Lenar Whitney.

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HOT BLAST: Did the Obama stimulus work?
Posted: July 30, 2014

The answer from a panel of economists: Yes it did.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
EDITORIAL: Oh, THAT way of life
Posted: July 29, 2014

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, president of Alabama’s Public Service Commission, has a message for the Environmental Protection Agency and its staffers who are full of science and concern for the health of Americans.

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EDITORIAL: Alabama needs a leader to begin an honest conversation about money
Posted: July 29, 2014

BUILDING A BETTER GOVERNOR: Ideas for a stronger Alabama

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HOT BLAST: Palin's new channel more expensive than Netflix
Posted: July 29, 2014

We'll confess that when we first saw this promotional video for the new Sarah Palin channel it appeared as if it was pulled together over a long weekend. The editing is fine but the narration by the former vice presidential candidate seems unscripted and overly long. But, hey, maybe that's the point, at least the unscripted part. Take a look for yourself.

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HOT BLAST: Another version of the 'two Americas' theme
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Ed Kilgore highlights the finding that "the Urban Institute estimates that the percentage of Americans without health insurance living in states that have rejected the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion jumped from just under 50% to over 60% between September of 2013 and June of this year.

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HOT BLAST: Break up the states?
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 10:33 am

Michael Lind asks a tough question and offers a tougher answer:

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Monday 07/28/2014
EDITORIAL: A rookie’s embarrassing mistake
Posted: July 28, 2014

During Thursday’s meeting of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson, R-Fla., had kind words for two people giving testimony — Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar.

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EDITORIAL: Alabama needs a leader who values good government over ideology
Posted: July 28, 2014

The mayor and the governor
Gov. Robert Bentley speaks with Oxford Mayor Leon Smith, left, during a Main Street meeting at the Oxford Civic Center Wednesday night. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)

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SPEAKOUT: Obama’s border folly
Posted: July 28, 2014

Who put an end to past out-of-control riots in Los Angeles? Our president called out a huge force of National Guard members. Rioting stopped.

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HOT BLAST: Catching up with Ansel Elkins
Posted: July 28, 2014

A profile in the latest edition of The New Yorker features a last name longtime readers of The Star are familiar with - Ansel Elkins, daughter of well-respected photographer Ken Elkins. Ken Elkins died in 2012.

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HOT BLAST: You'd think the typical fast-food consumer wouldn't have this problem
Posted: July 28, 2014

Which is the bigger burger - one-third of a pound or one-fourth of a pound?

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