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October 2, 2014

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Editorial: Money matters about Sen. Shelby

The backs of longtime Washington politicians often resemble the dartboard hanging on the wall of the neighborhood bar.

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
Editorial: RMC wrong to kick city manager out of meeting
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Regional Medical Center board met Tuesday evening. Its newest member -- Brian Johnson, Anniston’s city manager -- found himself on the wrong side of the meeting-room door.

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Editorial: Don't do stupid stuff
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Anthony Schlegel is a YouTube star.

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Editorial: Anniston's fee mess
Posted: September 30, 2014

It’s on paper, in black and white, irrefutable proof. Anniston is living in the past.

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Editorial: Keeping a lid on extremists
Posted: September 30, 2014

Less than a week after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, President George W. Bush paid a visit to a Washington, D.C., Islamic center.

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Monday 09/29/2014
Editorial: It's all in the numbers for job creation in Alabama
Posted: September 29, 2014

In his first bid for governor, Robert Bentley struck upon a piece of campaign genius. If elected, the Tuscaloosa lawmaker pledged, he would forgo the salary due the governor until Alabama reached full employment.

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Editorial: Protecting the president
Posted: September 29, 2014

Boiled down to the nitty gritty, the Secret Service has one overriding job: protect the president and his family.

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Friday 09/26/2014
Editorial: The numbers about Alabama's prisons
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 9:27 pm

Alabama lawmakers tasked with solving the state’s prison crisis could have it worse: they could be in charge of Arkansas’ prisons.

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Thursday 09/25/2014
Editorial: The games politicians play
Posted: September 25, 2014

Dear Alabama voters, you are being played for suckers. We tried to think of a nicer way to put that but, frankly, there’s not one.

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Editorial: Progress in Pennsylvania, but not Alabama
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 6:20 pm

Twenty-seven states, including nine with Republican governors, have expanded Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Editorial: Rock on, Gov. Shrug
Posted: September 24, 2014

Oh, how fortunate Alabama is to be led by Robert Bentley, the governor so committed to righting the state’s ship that he’s working for free.

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Editorial: The poverty among us in Alabama
Posted: September 24, 2014

Poverty has plagued Alabama for most of the state’s existence, and still we haven’t found a cure. It is our eternal epidemic.

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Tuesday 09/23/2014
Editorial: Montgomery morality
Posted: September 23, 2014

Alabama needs more than an influx of governmental morality. It needs elected leadership with equal doses of guts and humanity, both of which are lacking these days at the state Capitol.

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Editorial: 'Vague phantoms' in Alabama
Updated: September 23, 2014 - 5:46 pm

If you’re looking for a teachable moment about open records and the role of a vigorous media, the Alabama Gas Corp. has obliged.

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Monday 09/22/2014
Editorial: Those lazy Americans, Boehner says
Posted: September 22, 2014

It’s Americans’ fault.

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Editorial: Catch the iPhone fever
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 5:52 pm

The newest models of the iPhone, the 6 and 6 Plus, are gadgets. That’s all.

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Friday 09/19/2014
Editorial: How to become Alabama
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 6:29 pm

It’s much more enjoyable to talk about the good things in Alabama — the outdoors, the weather, the beaches and mountains and forests, college football, our neighborliness, the people.

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Thursday 09/18/2014
Editorial: 'Merica, baby!
Posted: September 18, 2014

Americans, by and large, love America and all its trappings: apple pie, baseball and mom. Super Bowl Sunday. Fourth of July fireworks. The iPhone, iPad, iTunes — I-anything. College football. NPR. Shark Week. NASCAR. Bruce “Born in the USA” Springsteen.

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Editorial: Vote for me and my gun
Posted: September 18, 2014

The promotion of guns — owning them, shooting them, protecting them, flaunting them — isn’t a new occurrence in American politics. If anything, it’s mainstream.

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Editorial: It's swell in Alabama
Posted: September 17, 2014

It’s an election year, which is tiring enough, and Gov. Robert Bentley’s opponent has chased him around the state with an inflatable duck and chicken because the governor won’t debate him. The stress has to be severe.

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Editorial: An Alabama law ripped to shreds
Posted: September 17, 2014

Alabama statehouse politicians running for re-election might be tempted to brag about how they how passed a get-tough immigration law in 2011. The state representatives and senators responsible for the law known as HB 56 should resist that urge.

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