Everyone who enlists to serve in the U.S. military is required to take an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic to the best of their ability.
Harvard University has announced new rules that will punish students who join single-sex clubs, including fraternities and sororities. Harvard University, like most other universities, is two-faced when it comes to sexual discrimination.
This day and time it seems like legislators do not mix and mingle with different party members. They get in their caucuses and stay put. When I was in the House, although we were of different parties, we all got along regardless of whether we disagreed on issues.
Ask just about any Alabamian about the state’s community college system, and you’ll hear great stories about first steps, fresh starts and fine finishes.
The city of Talladega on Thursday launched a new marketing effort that aims to shed negativity and focus attention on the city’s numerous assets.
In recent weeks, it’s been one positive headline after another for Pell City. But how? What’s Pell City got that’s making this success possible? What are city leaders doing that’s making a difference?
A few Friday nights ago, a large throng of people gathered at The Club in Birmingham despite a torrential thunderstorm. The event was called Jubilee for Jabo. It was a commemoration of Jabo Waggoner’s 50 years of service in the Alabama Legislature.
Let's ask ourselves why corporations, labor unions and other groups spend billions upon billions of dollars on political campaigns, pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a speech, and wine and dine politicians and their staffs. Do you think these are just civic-minded Americans who want to encourage elected officials to live up to their oath of office to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution?
On Thursday night, an Irondale police officer shot and killed a suspect in Birmingham. On Friday night, just 24 hours later, the Jefferson County coroner released the suspect’s name to the media. Why is the Lincoln case being handled differently?
Email has been the subject of countless articles, and with good reason. It has been an important communication medium for more than 20 years. Still, many people do not use it well.
I was very disappointed upon reading the article in the June 2 edition of the St. Clair Times concerning the closing of WellHouse. I was disappointed in the community surrounding WellHouse, and I guess humanity in general.
While observing the Legislature the other day, I fondly remembered an eventful day as a youth. As a teenager, I grew up working at the Capitol as a page in the House and Senate. Albert Brewer had been elected to the House from Morgan County in his late 20s and became speaker in only his second term. He would eventually let me sit beside him in the speaker’s box ...
A basic economic premise holds that when the price of something rises, people seek to economize on its use. They seek substitutes for that which has risen in price. Recent years have seen proposals for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Local economic developer Bill Ellison said the new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant would not have been possible had Pell City residents not voted last year in favor of allowing Sunday alcohol sales.
My reflections on this Memorial Day, besides reflecting on those who have served this Constitutional Republic, is there are those in this country whose families and themselves have given little to it in the past or present.
In response to O’Neal Cleveland’s letter, “Church leaders should examine their own lives” (Volume 2016 No. 73), I believe this is a 100 percent valid challenge to church leaders.
We will all face trials and triumphs throughout life. People need to realize doing the right things is not always the easiest thing to do.
Pell City officials last week announced an agreement to shut down the WellHouse, a faith-based and Christ-centered nonprofit organization offering immediate shelter and transitional housing to women who were trafficked or otherwise sexually exploited.
White teenage unemployment is about 14 percent. That for black teenagers is about 30 percent. The labor force participation rate for white teens is 37 percent, and that for black teens is 25 percent. Many years ago, in 1948, the figures were exactly the opposite.