On Dec. 8, 1941 — one day after Japan attacked the United States — President Franklin Roosevelt told the nation, “No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.” He went on to add th…

At some point during the fourth quarter of the 1978 Super Bowl, it occurred to your faithful correspondent, then a teenager, that this game was something less than it had been built up to be. It was — how shall we put this? — less than super.

It’s time for some of us to treat our smartphones like the new kid in your junior high class. Until you really know him/her and can really trust him/her, it’s probably best to keep your innermost thoughts and feelings to yourself. Even then, if your internal monologue is full of racist langu…

On Tuesday evening, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey presented her State of the State address, claiming that “we have successfully steadied the ship of state; I declare that the state of the state is strong and our future is as bright as the sun over the Gulf.”

In the mid-1970s, a pair of fifth-grade boys were inspired by a Weekly Reader article on UFOs. The gist of the brief item was how easy it was to demonstrate that all the supposed photos of alien visitors had been faked.

For most of our history, Alabamians have preferred one-party rule in our politics. From the late 1800s until the early part of this century, Democrats were dominant. In many cases, the general election was a mere formality. The winning candidate was typically selected during the Democratic primary.

In the 2003 mockumentary film A Mighty Wind, one character explains to the camera his offbeat religious practices as represented by Witches In Nature’s Colors (WINC).

WASHINGTON — How does Islamic State (or ISIS or ISIL, as it’s known in some quarters) manage to recruit tens of thousands of followers to join its death cult even after it’s been well established that the fate of those newcomers is feudal or fatal? Who signs up to join a revolution looking t…

In a big-picture way, Congress last week moved in the wrong direction on health-care policies. When the debate should be focused on long-term fixes regarding health care, Washington’s power structure narrowly drilled down into the near term.