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July 24, 2014

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Editorial: If Obamacare goes away

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act — well, the ones who depend on voters to stay in office — have always walked a fine line in their spirited fight against the law.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Editorial: Bentley's latest scheme
Posted: July 23, 2014

Alabama has many cancers that damage its future: poor health, tepid elected leadership, substandard funding for public education. Oh, and unemployment.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Editorial: In the courts, again, with Obamacare
Posted: July 22, 2014

Critics of President Obama’s attempt to deliver affordable health insurance to all Americans can’t build their arguments on moral grounds. If so, they lose.

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Editorial: Meehan's large footprint at JSU
Posted: July 22, 2014

Look on the bright side: Jacksonville State University isn’t losing Bill Meehan as its president for another 11-plus months. Call it the Meehan Farewell Tour, 2014-15.

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Monday 07/21/2014
Editorial: Skeptical about storm prep
Posted: July 21, 2014

In February 2012, Gov. Robert Bentley warmly embraced the proposals of the Tornado Recovery Action Council, a hand-picked committee of Alabamians formed after the deadly storms of April 2011. The council’s job: Ensure the state is better prepared to cope with violent storms that regularly exact a heavy toll in Alabama.

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Editorial: Recapture the spirit of Apollo 11
Posted: July 21, 2014

Space exploration doesn’t lower crime rates, improve public education, lessen the equality gap or eradicate racism. But we should do it, nonetheless.

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Friday 07/18/2014
Editorial: Many faces of Artur
Posted: July 18, 2014

It’s time to wonder what the 2014 version of Artur Davis looks like.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Editorial: Death in the sky in Ukraine
Posted: July 17, 2014

With the firing of one surface-to-air missile Thursday, nearly 300 people — all innocents — died in the skies over Ukraine’s eastern steppes. The world’s collective shrug is now exposed. It’s no longer acceptable.

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Editorial: Tough decisions in Piedmont
Posted: July 17, 2014

Piedmont is a solvent city, but city leaders say it takes nearly all of the city’s annual revenues to pay the bills. It’s understandable those city leaders would like to boost Piedmont’s reserve funds to ward off most future economic storms.

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Editorial: 'Storming and raging' in the Middle East
Posted: July 16, 2014

Today’s bloodshed in Gaza and Israel isn’t abnormal. It has happened before, for reasons both similar and different than the causes of this edition of violence.

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Editorial: Raking in the cash
Posted: July 16, 2014

Since taking office in early 2009, President Barack Obama has attended almost 400 fundraisers.

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Tuesday 07/15/2014
Editorial: A political fight in the courts
Posted: July 15, 2014

A theory — and just a theory — for how the lawsuit House Speaker John Boehner is threatening to file against President Barack Obama might work out in court.

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Editorial: From London to McClellan
Posted: July 15, 2014

It’s not quite a case of Six Degrees of Separation, but this week there is a compelling web of connectivity between London, Auburn and Anniston’s favorite former Army post, McClellan.

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Monday 07/14/2014
Editorial: More of the same in Montgomery
Posted: July 14, 2014

The de facto Most Powerful Politician in Montgomery — an Annistonian — has already exposed two facets of the game plan for the 2015 session of the Alabama Legislature.

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Editorial: Democrats' Obama problem
Posted: July 14, 2014

Republicans near and far have overdosed for years on their toxic mix of opposition against President Barack Obama and his policies. But Democrats?

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Friday 07/11/2014
Editorial: Golf and people
Posted: July 11, 2014

People make a community.

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Thursday 07/10/2014
Editorial: Bentley on stage
Posted: July 10, 2014

Today in Nashville, the governor of the state with a dubious record of job-creation and unemployment will tell the nation’s other governors about strategic economic development.

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Editorial: Message from 'Bush's brain'
Posted: July 10, 2014

Let’s play “Guess Who Said it.”

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Wednesday 07/09/2014
Editorial: Our lazy Congress
Posted: July 09, 2014

A suggestion: Wordsmiths should begin considering the word “Congress” as a euphemism for “We’ll get around to it when we get around to it.”

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Editorial: We built it -- but can we repair it?
Posted: July 09, 2014

Pity Americans born after, say, 1985.

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Tuesday 07/08/2014
Editorial: Hobby Lobby decision might lead to unfortunate series of events for Obamacare foes
Posted: July 08, 2014

Conservatives are cheering last week’s Supreme Court decision that allowed employers with religious objections to opt out of Obamacare’s contraception coverage rules. Why not? It’s clearly a win for Affordable Care Act foes.

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