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January 26, 2015


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Editorial: An unstable legal tactic for thwarting gay marriage

After a federal judge’s order late Friday made same-sex marriages legal in Alabama, the Alabama Probate Judges Association offered an odd explanation for why its members should defy the ruling. It’s one Alabama used in the past, and it failed back then as surely as it will now.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Editorial: Doomsday for our climate
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 6:44 pm

If a handful of the world’s smartest people are correct, we’re closer to a global catastrophe today than at any time since the worst days of the Cold War.

Speak Out: Slow down for Scooter
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 6:41 pm

Please slow down for Scooter, slow down for Daisy.

HOT BLAST: How some Americans' gay-marriage thoughts have evolved
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Legal rulings involving the legality of gay marriage in Alabama have pushed that topic to the front page of every newspaper in our state. It may stay that way until the courts offer more clarity -- or a final decision -- in the days and weeks ahead.

Sunday 01/25/2015
Insight: Caring for Alabama's prisoners
Posted: January 25, 2015

At parties, some people move away from me when they hear about my job.

Bob Davis: Spin City
Updated: January 25, 2015 - 12:43 pm

The state of cycling in and around Anniston is … what exactly?

Speak Out: Slow down on Alexandria Road
Posted: January 25, 2015

It would be nice if drivers would adhere to the speed limit of 35 mph on Alexandria Road in Weaver. It’s not a highway where the speed limit is 60 mph. Also, stop tailgating other drivers because they aren’t going fast enough for you.

Speak Out: Fundamental right to bear arms
Posted: January 25, 2015

State Sen. Gerald Allen will introduce a bill in the upcoming legislative session to remove the permit requirement to have a loaded handgun in your vehicle. This is similar to a bill that never made it to a vote of the people last year.

Saturday 01/24/2015
Editorial: A victory for equality in Alabama
Updated: January 24, 2015 - 9:16 am

A federal judge ruled against Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriages Friday. The response from state leaders opposed to gay marriage was swift.

Friday 01/23/2015
Editorial notebook: Stuart Loory, master journalist
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 5:38 pm

It was a pleasant spring evening in Moscow, a city enjoying the more relaxed governance of President Gorbachev, and it was especially cheery in the large (by Soviet standards) apartment of Tatyana Kubriaseva.

Speak Out: What do Islamic terrorists fear?
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 5:20 pm

Some followers of the prophet Muhammad are weak-minded, weak in spirit, selfish, absorbed in their own importance and evil-minded individuals. They seek power to dominate others, all in the name of religion, which they think gives them the authority to proceed in their actions.

Speak Out: East Alabama needs new jobs
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 5:19 pm

What about jobs for east Alabama? A couple of weeks ago, there was news about Huntsville getting a Polaris plant that will employ up to 2,000 people. This is in addition to the Remington Arms plant.

Editorial: An invitation for President Obama
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 9:01 am

For the past 15 years or so, prominent national Democrats have seen only a partial view of the South. Generally speaking, they visit our mega-cities — Atlanta, Charlotte, New Orleans, etc. — to pick up campaign-fundraiser checks, or they come to Selma to pay tribute to those who suffered on Bloody Sunday.

Thursday 01/22/2015
Editorial: An angel for The Victoria Inn
Posted: January 22, 2015

If The Victoria Inn has a viable future, it’s not as a city-owned hotel that’s more afterthought than priority.

Phillip Tutor: If 'Selma,' why not 'Anniston'?
Posted: January 22, 2015

A quiz about Selma, the movie.

Speak Out: Women workers during World War II
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 5:57 pm

The American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the homefront during World War II. Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants. They sewed clothing and parachutes for the military, worked as ordnance workers, rolled bandages and did clerical work, farming and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials.

HOT BLAST: The NFL's non-scandal and the league's hand-made footballs
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 1:57 pm

The odd story of the day:

Wednesday 01/21/2015
Editorial: The GOP's no-go zones
Posted: January 21, 2015

We’ve found the fabled no-go zones that recently tripped up Fox News. They are real, but they aren’t found in European cities with significant Muslim populations. Republicans have considered proposals that President Barack Obama offered during Tuesday’s State of the Union speech and have decided there’s no going there.

Editorial: Creating jobs for Alabama
Posted: January 21, 2015

As job-creation goes, Alabama is no different than the other 49 states.

Op-ed: The state of Jacksonville City Schools
Posted: January 21, 2015

The Jacksonville City School System has high standards and high expectations in order to develop high achievers. In 2014, we made great strides in working toward that vision.

Speak Out: Christian lawmakers and their faiths
Posted: January 21, 2015

Re “Measuring the religions of the members of Congress” (Hot Blast, Jan. 5):

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HOT BLAST: Should same-sex marriage be legal in Alabama? (Take our reader poll)

A judge in U.S. District Court in Mobile struck down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling on Friday. Should same-sex marriage be legal in Alabama?

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