A trip to Montgomery during the legislative season almost always produces the same effect — a battle between a grim realism and an ambitious vision.
Here’s some friendly advice for new Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, the longtime district attorney in Marshall County: Become a loud and active advocate for openness in state government. It’s a good idea, and it might just remove doubts about how you were selected.
The Chicago Cubs won the World Series three months ago. Granted, this isn’t breaking news to anyone with a passing knowledge of sports, but the champs have been on my mind this weekend.
Here’s some handy advice: Never write an email or a social media post that you wouldn’t be comfortable having your pastor read from a pulpit on a Sunday morning.
Samantha Power didn’t write the book on genocide. She did write a very influential book on the lethal topic of genocide, however.
Following Tuesday’s election, two Alabama natives were on my mind. Both will likely play a role as President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January, one likely inside the administration and the other likely challenging it from within the halls of Congress.
In the days after the 1976 presidential election, a few of my elementary school classmates were in a panic. Surely channeling concerns raised by their parents, these boys feared newly elected president Jimmy Carter would soon initiate the mass confiscation of firearms.
Anniston needed the reminder it received on Thursday when the U.S. secretary of the Interior Department and the director of the National Park Service came to town to consider the prospects for creating a national monument here in honor of the Freedom Riders.
A colorful Texas lawyer who was long ago hired to persuade authorities to allow for the creation of a university in a remote western part of the Lone Star state, famously declared that “there is enough ignorance in Odessa to justify an eight-year college.”
Here’s an irresistible and ratings-friendly bit for any late-night TV program or comedy show hosting a presidential candidate over the next six weeks.
In April, one of the greatest sportswriters of his generation died at age 96. For decades, Blackie Sherrod entertained Texas newspaper readers. On Sundays, he offered a “Scattershooting” column that was a collection of quick observations. Think of a Twitter account in print form.