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Editorial: RMC wrong to kick city manager out of meeting

The Regional Medical Center board met Tuesday evening. Its newest member -- Brian Johnson, Anniston’s city manager -- found himself on the wrong side of the meeting-room door.

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Editorial: Anniston's fee mess
Posted: September 30, 2014

It’s on paper, in black and white, irrefutable proof. Anniston is living in the past.

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Editorial: Keeping a lid on extremists
Posted: September 30, 2014

Less than a week after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, President George W. Bush paid a visit to a Washington, D.C., Islamic center.

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Speak Out: The choices in our lives
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 5:51 pm

There are many choices we don’t have any control over in our lives. We don’t have any control of what part of the world we were born in or what family we were born into. Even our physical appearance is not in our control.

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Speak Out: Support C.A.S.T.
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 5:50 pm

A cool autumn chill in the air kissed the moon with magic and a perfect theater night was born. There were no tuxes and tails; no evening gowns or snobbish frowns, just jeans and tees and theater as it was meant to be.

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HOT BLAST: A look at Southern politicians
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 2:51 pm

"A sort of Mason-Dixon line has begun to trace its way along the GOP’s internal fissures, threatening the coalition solidified by Reagan and sustained through the Bush presidency."

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Monday 09/29/2014
Editorial: It's all in the numbers for job creation in Alabama
Posted: September 29, 2014

In his first bid for governor, Robert Bentley struck upon a piece of campaign genius. If elected, the Tuscaloosa lawmaker pledged, he would forgo the salary due the governor until Alabama reached full employment.

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Editorial: Protecting the president
Posted: September 29, 2014

Boiled down to the nitty gritty, the Secret Service has one overriding job: protect the president and his family.

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Speak Out: Democracy in America
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 6:38 pm

Re “Not so fast on immigration” (Editorial, Sept. 9):

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HOT BLAST: Jacksonville gets a mention in The New York Times
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Jacksonville is getting a little attention today in the New York Times.

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Sunday 09/28/2014
Bob Davis: Alabama under the microscope
Posted: September 28, 2014

Alabama, you were under a microscope last week when opinion journalists gathered at Mobile’s Battle House hotel for the 2014 Association of Opinion Journalists symposium.

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Speak Out: Thanks from the Hammett family
Posted: September 28, 2014

The Hammett family would like to thank the Buddy Moore Charity Golf Tournament for its donation to help with our son Bain’s medical expenses.

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Speak Out: Remembering the old times
Posted: September 28, 2014

I just finished a two-year stint at Ayers State Community College, and for me it was what I thought of as the fulfillment of a dream.

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Friday 09/26/2014
Editorial: The numbers about Alabama's prisons
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 9:27 pm

Alabama lawmakers tasked with solving the state’s prison crisis could have it worse: they could be in charge of Arkansas’ prisons.

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Thursday 09/25/2014
Editorial: The games politicians play
Posted: September 25, 2014

Dear Alabama voters, you are being played for suckers. We tried to think of a nicer way to put that but, frankly, there’s not one.

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Editorial: Progress in Pennsylvania, but not Alabama
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 6:20 pm

Twenty-seven states, including nine with Republican governors, have expanded Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Op-ed: Alabama students should reach for the sky
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 6:14 pm

Having grown up in Alabama, I’ve been blessed to have many life-long friends, many of whom are now parents of elementary school students. I love sitting with my friends as they tell me about their kid’s accomplishments, especially inside the classroom.

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Speak Out: Stop the rhetoric and think
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 6:18 pm

I am completely fed up with the politicians in this state, and elsewhere, who don’t seem to have any original, independent or progressive thinking in their campaign talks or advertisements. They, like too many others, have become so obsessed with bashing President Obama and Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) that they don’t have time to do the job they were elected to do, like passing some constructive legislation or approving a budget. They, and apparently a lot of others, have blinders on.

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Phillip Tutor: A plea to save Piney Wood Chapel
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 9:49 pm

A message for the McClellan Development Authority: Don’t do the irreversible. Don’t demolish Piney Wood Chapel.

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HOT BLAST: How long do you wait at the doctor's office
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 12:42 pm

If I told you the average waiting time at a doctor's office in the United States is 38 minutes, would you agree?

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Editorial: Rock on, Gov. Shrug
Posted: September 24, 2014

Oh, how fortunate Alabama is to be led by Robert Bentley, the governor so committed to righting the state’s ship that he’s working for free.

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