During the Obama administration, more than 500 unmanned drone strikes were responsible for the estimated deaths of 3,040 terrorists and 391 civilians in three countries: Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia. Those figures are from 2009 until the early part of 2016. They come from Micah Zenko, a senio…

Only once has a man sought the keys to the Oval Office whose mind — like Donald Trump’s — was devoid of the basic facts of governance and instead was a hatching ground for fantasies. That man was Ronald Reagan.

On this patriotic holiday, we are all drawn together in allegiance to the Stars and Stripes, the symbol of our great nation, but in their heart of hearts, millions of white Southerners give equal honor to another ensign.

This weekend, Americans celebrate our nation’s independence from Britain and King George. This fall, Alabamians have a chance to do something similar, partially severing our connection to the state’s unwieldy 1901 Constitution.

John Wheeler was an exuberant man. At dinners with old friends or welcoming strangers, anyone who benefitted from his company would leave the encounter with a sense that they had been in touch with a forceful personality — a wholly affirmative one. The French have just the right word, bonhomie.

If the ban on the Russian track and field team competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics sticks -- and, according to the international agencies policing performance-enhancing drug use, it appears it will -- then at least those athletes will be free from the Zika-related risks others face ahead of A…

From a village out in the county comes a letter (printed in The Star) by a Bible-reading man of Trumpian ferocity, cussing me personally for my outrageous belief that the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court should obey rulings of the U. S. Supreme Court.

The hard-fought campaign over Britain’s membership in the European Union has been eclipsed by our own contentious presidential race. Not many ordinary Americans have expressed much interest in yesterday’s “Brexit” vote. I have only one friend among many smart ones who seems at all familiar w…

The Leave campaign won the referendum on withdrawing Britain from the European Union because the arguments on which the Remain side relied made Leave’s case. The Remain campaign began with a sham, was monomaniacal with its Project Fear, and ended in governmental thuggishness.

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