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October 24, 2014


Editorial: Betrayal of our values

In Alabama, baby formula is subject to sales tax while feed for newborn farm animals is not.

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Thursday 10/23/2014
Editorial: Focus on what matters in Hubbard case
Posted: October 23, 2014

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.

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.

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.”

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.”

Monday 10/20/2014
Editorial: Taxes vs. morality, which will Alabama choose?
Posted: October 20, 2014

Consider the Alabama Legislature’s recurring question: Should it do what is morally right, or should it continue with business as usual?

Editorial: Bad budgets and no solution
Posted: October 20, 2014

We’ve discovered a way to silence Alabama politicians. It’s really quite simple, just pose one simple question: How will the state fill in the $200 million General Fund shortfall when the Legislature writes the 2016 budget?

Saturday 10/18/2014
Editorial: Calm down, Alabama
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 6:41 am

Ebola panic has reached Alabama.

Thursday 10/16/2014
Editorial: The sheriff and the PJ
Posted: October 16, 2014

It’s always handy to put opposing candidates on the stage and allow each to flesh out their ideology and campaign promises. That’s been the highest value of this week’s political forums.

Editorial: The cleanup at McClellan
Posted: October 16, 2014

The back-slaps and handshakes going around McClellan this week are well deserved. Anniston’s former Army post has been cleaned of the dangerous junk the military left behind.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Editorial: Passion and power of Paul Hubbert
Posted: October 15, 2014

A conventional wisdom grew up around Paul Hubbert after his unsuccessful 1990 run for governor. It went something like this: Ascending to the governor’s mansion would have been a demotion for the powerful head of the state’s association for teachers.

Editorial: Our military review in Anniston
Posted: October 15, 2014

Anniston without a Veterans Day parade is like Monroeville, our state’s literary capital, without its Alabama Writers Symposium.

Tuesday 10/14/2014
Editorial: The lottery, again, in Alabama
Posted: October 14, 2014

Over Alabamians’ heads floats the notion of a state lottery that would pump cash into Montgomery’s bank account. Just when we think the notion is dead — Poof! — it reappears, like a Halloween ghost, bloated by questions and a lack of specifics.

Editorial: Anniston's wise decision about smoking
Posted: October 14, 2014

It’s rare, but occasionally you’ll hear someone make the case for smoker’s rights that allows you to believe they’re getting unfair treatment.

Monday 10/13/2014
Editorial: The next Bill Meehan
Posted: October 13, 2014

It’s a safe bet that Jacksonville State University’s next president won’t have a relationship with the school that goes back to 1968.

Editorial: Candidates speak, voters judge
Posted: October 13, 2014

In recent days, postmen have delivered political candidates and their stories to our mailboxes. It’s old school, and it can be effective.

Friday 10/10/2014
Editorial: It's time to talk
Posted: October 10, 2014

The chasm of differences of opinion that exists between the city of Anniston and the Regional Medical Center board is, to put it bluntly, deep and wide.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Editorial: From Anniston to west Africa
Posted: October 09, 2014

It’s hard to call McClellan’s Center for Domestic Preparedness one of Anniston’s best-kept secrets anymore. Expansion and publicity have changed all that.

Editorial: Medicaid's not so bad
Posted: October 09, 2014

Americans like Medicaid.

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