“The depots are a crucial cog in making sure the military is ready,” U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said Monday. “Today helped me get much more down in the details of what is happening with this particular depot and the crucial role they play in keeping Army vehicles available for war fighting.”

O.J. Simpson’s 1995 criminal trial for the murder of his wife, Nicole Simpson, and Ron Goldman — dubbed The Trial of the Century — ended in acquittal. Simpson, though, will never shake free from his label of a celebrity many believe killed two people and got away with it.

The Soviet Union’s rulers had a nifty little trick when alliances with fellow comrades became uncomfortable. The offending apparatchiks were declared non-persons, “enemies of the people” in Kremlin-speak.

A Lee County jury convicted state Rep. Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, on 12 counts of corruption last Friday. The guilty verdict means Hubbard must give up his elected office. His colleagues who conveniently overlooked his behavior will remain in their seats of power, however.

If Robert Bentley had his way, legal abortions wouldn’t be available to women in Alabama. But Montgomery can’t overturn Roe v. Wade, so instead it’s nipping at the edges of the law. The best — or worse — lawmakers can do is become a legal nuisance for pregnant women.

With one Facebook post Wednesday — “I will not seek reelection for mayor in August” — Vaughn Stewart threw Anniston politics an unexpected curve. The campaign door’s now wide open. Who will Anniston elect: a competent soul or a pretend leader?

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