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November 23, 2014

Editorials

Editorial: All we do is fight

Most of the conversation around President Barack Obama’s decision to not deport some 5 million undocumented immigrants will be centered on recent history. The president and his party were recently smashed by Republicans in the midterm election. Obama’s job approval numbers are sinking. A new Congress, which takes office in 2015, should have an opportunity to set immigration policy.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
Editorial: Poverty in our midst
Posted: November 20, 2014

If children are our future — which they are — then something has to give. We’re not doing enough to ensure their health, further their education and keep them out of poverty.

Editorial: Modern twists on education
Posted: November 20, 2014

The quaint, one-room schoolhouses of Southern lore departed long ago. Public education today is a complex machine of interworking parts, whether you’re in the bright lights of New York City or right here in good, ol’ Calhoun County.

Editorial: Montgomery money woes
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 6:01 am

Suffice it to say that Robert Bentley’s second term as governor may be defined by money. As in, the state of Alabama’s need for it.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Editorial: The Gruber Incident
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 6:00 am

If MIT professor Jonathan Gruber was hoping for an invite to the White House for a little holiday celebration, he can forget it.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Editorial: Wellborn's tough lessons
Posted: November 18, 2014

One of the enduring traits of high school sports is the lessons they teach young men and women.

Editorial: You might be a journalist
Posted: November 18, 2014

State Sen. Del Marsh is looking for a definition of a journalist.

Monday 11/17/2014
Editorial: Applause for Rogers
Posted: November 17, 2014

Dear Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives, your colleague Mike Rogers of Alabama is trying to help you. He really is.

Editorial: Big dreams and fast Internet
Posted: November 17, 2014

Let’s assume three things happen in Anniston’s near future:

Friday 11/14/2014
Editorial: Alabama's mental-health laws must change
Updated: November 14, 2014 - 3:34 pm

Four days ago, David McBrayer’s life ended during an altercation with Jacksonville Police. It’s a death that should resonate all the way to the halls of the state Legislature.

Thursday 11/13/2014
Editorial: Education on the cheap in Alabama
Posted: November 13, 2014

Imagine public education in Alabama if the state funded it as a priority instead of a line-item on a spreadsheet. The possibilities would be endless.

Editorial: Doctors on the scene
Posted: November 13, 2014

The euphoria we enjoy about college football leads us to obsess over what really are gameday details: How could Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon fumble in the fourth quarter? Why couldn’t Auburn get the QB-center snap right?

Editorial: America's guns
Posted: November 13, 2014

Americans love their guns.

Editorial: Climate deal looks promising
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 10:59 am

A U.S.-China climate change agreement announced Wednesday can be described in so many ways.

Editorial: Net gains -- feds should protect an open and free-flowing Internet
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 11:14 am

Every time a politician talks about net neutrality an angel smacks himself in the head.

Tuesday 11/11/2014
Editorial: The experts on Ebola
Posted: November 11, 2014

An Ebola outbreak never arrives at a good time, as West Africans in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone who are gripped by fear and sorrow can attest. We should agree that an Ebola outbreak in the weeks and months just before a national election in the United States is likely the worst time.

Editorial: Obamacare's confusing numbers
Posted: November 11, 2014

One of the Affordable Care Act’s bothersome traits is its reliance on numbers to judge its success — and those numbers vary, depending on who provides them.

Monday 11/10/2014
Editorial: In the dark with the GOP
Posted: November 10, 2014

In Republican-speak, “Chicago-style politics” is a slur right up there with “tax-and-spender” and “liberal.” Republicans might not object to Chicago’s famed deep-dish pizza or its Bears of the NFL, but the Windy City’s rough-and-tumble Democratic politics is a first-rate slur.

Editorial: Men and women in uniform
Posted: November 10, 2014

If the Pentagon needs an example to illustrate the changing face of today’s military veterans, Alabama provides a prime choice.

Friday 11/07/2014
Editorial: Progress on pedals
Posted: November 07, 2014

Anniston’s transformation into “Bike City Alabama” isn’t much of a transformation — yet. There’s been lots of talk, snippets of noteworthy progress and the years-long cultivation of a civic dream.

Thursday 11/06/2014
Editorial: Bentley's burden about Medicaid expansion
Posted: November 06, 2014

Fresh off his impressive win in Tuesday night’s race for governor, Robert Bentley stuck his finger in the eyes of Alabama hospitals. No Medicaid expansion for you, he declared Wednesday.

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