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September 2, 2014

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Editorial: Paying to insure others

By sticking to his rabid anti-Obamacare, anti-Medicaid expansion stance, Gov. Robert Bentley has aligned Alabama with most of the nation’s similarly conservative states.

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Monday 09/01/2014
Editorial: Alabama's sandy foundation
Posted: September 01, 2014

In the state’s court system, fines and court costs aren’t like a protective case on your smartphone: they aren’t optional.

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Speak Out: Did I miss something?
Posted: September 01, 2014

The news media made a big to-do about several members of Congress, and representatives from the White House, attending the funeral of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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Speak Out: Our troublesome times
Posted: September 01, 2014

We live in a violent broken world. There is nowhere on this earth that we can feel completely safe. Every day on the news, we hear of another’s tragedy that is happening around the world.

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HOT BLAST: More statistics about labor unions in the United States
Updated: September 01, 2014 - 9:09 am

Since this is Labor Day, today seems the perfect time to offer a fuller examination of labor unions' place in the U.S. workforce.

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Sunday 08/31/2014
EDITORIAL: How to build a better school board
Updated: August 31, 2014 - 3:50 pm

An Anniston Star editorial spells out the most desirable characteristics for any school board candidate to possess

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H. Brandt Ayers: V. Putin like G. Wallace
Posted: August 31, 2014

It looks very likely that we will be in a tense Cold War II with Russia, at least until the end of the Putin regime, whenever that may be.

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Bob Davis: The freakout over Obama's 'gaffe'
Posted: August 31, 2014

Thirty years ago this summer, commentator Michael Kinsley set the bar when it comes to defining a political gaffe. Kinsley wrote, “a ‘gaffe’ occurs not when a politician lies, but when he tells the truth.”

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Insight: Alabama's quest for equality
Posted: August 31, 2014

In a government of the people and for the people, a number of groups have done quite well in getting the majority to accept that they are indeed people worthy of participating in the political process.

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Speak Out: Recognizing the construction industry in Alabama
Posted: August 31, 2014

As Anniston families celebrate the unofficial end of summer this Labor Day weekend, I’d like to recognize the hard-working men and women of the merit-shop construction industry. America’s merit-shop construction workers, the 86 percent of the industry that chooses not to be affiliated with a labor union, build the hospitals we are born in, the hotels and stadiums that millions of Americans will visit to celebrate the holiday and just about everything else.

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Speak Out: Thanks for a great reunion
Posted: August 31, 2014

I want to thank Harry and Bobbie Daniel and all the class representatives for the long hours and hard work they did to have a great Anniston High School grand reunion.

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Friday 08/29/2014
Editorial: Laboring in Alabama
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 5:42 pm

In Alabama, the discussion of Labor Day isn’t necessarily all about backyard cookouts and beer.

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Speak Out: Listen to your customers
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 5:36 pm

I assume an annoying and irritating problem our family is encountering in local fast-food establishments is not unique to us. Constantly, when we order our food, the person taking the order keeps asking us to repeat our requests. We speak clearly, without a speech defect or impediment.

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Thursday 08/28/2014
Editorial: Deciphering the numbers of Anniston's schools
Posted: August 28, 2014

Every Calhoun County school is different: in size, in demographics, in performance. We so often want to compare them — “My school is better than your school” — that logic can dissolve in the conversation.

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Phillip Tutor: No looting, burning or killing
Posted: August 28, 2014

David Baker, head of Calhoun County’s NAACP chapter, stood in front of a microphone Wednesday in Oxford and stated the obvious. Someone had to say it.

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Editorial: An Uzi and a 9-year-old
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 6:52 pm

If 9-year-old children aren’t old enough to drive, drink alcohol, vote, marry or hold a job, where’s the logic in allowing them to fire an Uzi submachine gun?

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Speak Out: Jacksonville needs compromise
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Re “A new school in Jacksonville will benefit everyone” (Speak Out, Aug. 24):

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HOT BLAST: Why don't more students go to college football games?
Posted: August 28, 2014

The off-the-charts anticipation of this year's college football season -- with the four-team playoff -- has masked a growing concern at some schools: the drop-off in student attendance at games.

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HOT BLAST: More praise for the SEC Network
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Today is The Day for Southeastern Conference football fans -- the day the heralded SEC Network televises its first live football games. It starts with Texas A&M-South Carolina at 5.

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
Editorial: Kitty Stone and Jacksonville voters
Posted: August 27, 2014

No Gallup poll exists to prove if the hullabaloo over the move of Kitty Stone Elementary School has been caused by a dissenting few or an overwhelming majority.

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Editorial: Sales-tax tango in Anniston
Posted: August 27, 2014

The gnashing of teeth over Anniston’s proposed 2015 budget is warranted. An across-the-board budget slash of nearly 6 percent is painful. It’s no paper cut. It’s the real deal.

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