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Editorial: Focus on what matters in Hubbard case

The politician who is speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and who was the central architect of the Republican Party’s sweeping takeover of the state Legislature in 2010 is accused of corruption. Last week, a Lee County grand jury charged state Rep. Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, with using his office to enrich himself and his businesses.

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Thursday 10/23/2014
Editorial: Cheaters among us
Posted: October 23, 2014

The top level of college athletics is neither amateur nor innocent. Too much is at stake for it to be treated as anything but a priority on America’s campuses.

Phillip Tutor: God, a colonel and his chapel
Posted: October 23, 2014

Some people seek salvation in churches. John Powers has taken that a step further: He’s saved a chapel.

Speak Out: Recognition overdue
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 5:34 pm

Most people know J.D. Hess and his accomplishments in his 20 years as District 4 commissioner on the Calhoun County Commission. However, most people, even the people in District 4, do not realize how instrumental Hess was in the recovery and rebuild of the Webster Chapel community after the 2011 tornado.

Speak Out: What has Marsh done for us?
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 5:34 pm

Apparently, Sen. Del Marsh has no vision or creditable accomplishments he can articulate after 14 years in the Alabama Senate. He is asking the people of Alabama to return him to Montgomery so that he can fight an “imaginary boogeyman”: the liberals or President Obama. Perhaps Marsh thinks the people of Alabama are stupid. They are conservative, but they are not stupid. They know Marsh’s record:

Speak Out: Keep Roper on the job
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 5:36 pm

Re “Roper is qualified” (Speak Out, Oct. 16):

Speak Out: Safety at voting locations
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 5:37 pm

Re “Undesirable voting location” (Speak Out, Oct. 15):

Speak Out: Vote no on Amendment 3
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 5:35 pm

I am writing this to ask you to vote no on Amendment 3 in the upcoming election. This amendment concerns your right to keep and bear arms.

HOT BLAST: How Canadian media covered the Ottawa shooting
Posted: October 23, 2014

Canadians awoke this morning with their newspapers and news websites filled with stories about the shooting Wednesday on Parliament Hill. From our vantage point here in the United States, it's interesting to look at how the Canadian media covered this tragic event. 

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Editorial: The culture in Montgomery
Posted: October 22, 2014

The Alabama Legislature is on an epic losing streak.

Editorial: A sad day on Canada's Parliament Hill
Posted: October 22, 2014

The simplistic reaction to Wednesday’s violence in Canada’s capital city carries no depth or sympathy. Rather, it is this: “Canada now knows what we go through in America.”

Hardy Jackson: You are what you eat
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 5:47 pm

My recent columns on camp stew and eating “eatin’ dirt” drew a number of interesting responses.

Speak Out: Roper is best for the job
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Moral and ethical are two words that have become obsolete in today’s society and especially in politics. But there is one person in the upcoming election that possesses these two qualities as well as being competent and loyal: Karen Roper.

Speak Out: Hess has made a difference
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 5:42 pm

I have become well acquainted with Calhoun County Commissioner J.D. Hess over the last several years through my involvement with the Alexandria Community Center project and the adjacent Ronnie H. Carr Park.

Speak Out: Re-elect J.D. Hess
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 5:45 pm

I have known Calhoun County Commissioner J.D. Hess for several years. He is someone who is happy to help you any way he can.

Speak Out: Liar, liar, pants on fire
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 5:44 pm

As a taxpayer, I have no choice but to share my thoughts on the debate between Sen. Del Marsh and his opponent, Taylor Stewart, recently at the Oxford Performing Arts Center.

Speak Out: Henderson will do a great job
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Someone was questioning me about what kind of job Carolyn Henderson would do as revenue commissioner since she was Eli Henderson’s wife.

Speak Out: Marsh has dropped the ball
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 5:41 pm

As a father, I am a little more than upset about the decisions that have been made by Sen. Del Marsh.

HOT BLAST: These Republicans are REALLY pulling for the K.C. Royals
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 1:34 pm

The World Series hasn't started well for the Kansas City Royals. (They lost Game 1 Tuesday night to San Francisco, 7-1.) Time will tell if the Royals' unlikely run through the baseball playoffs will, as this report suggests, tip the U.S. Senate to the Republican Party.

Tuesday 10/21/2014
Editorial: Alabama deserves swift answer on Hubbard indictment
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:52 pm

The 23 felonies state Rep. Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, is charged with committing ought to be easy enough to settle in court.

Editorial: Walk a few miles in students' shoes
Posted: October 21, 2014

If Jacksonville State University’s Board of Trustees votes next spring to raise tuition, the headline will carry little shock: “Alabama school makes it tougher on students — again.”

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HOT BLAST: Is Speaker Mike Hubbard a victim of a 'witch hunt?' (Take our reader poll)

House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, says his indictment on 23 counts of corruption is a "political witch hunt." Do you agree?

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