CHOCCOLOCCO — Out here, it’s easy to forget you’re near anything. Green surrounds you, hues of farmland and pine trees and grass. The Appalachian foothills catch your eye. There’s more here now than there used to be, but it still is and always will be Calhoun County’s most bucolic place, qui…
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, made an appearance Tuesday night at Auburn University, where he spoke to the school's College Republicans group.
WASHINGTON -- In his new book Fear, Bob Woodward recounts that in April 2017, after President Trump saw images of dead Syrian children with their mouths foaming from a sarin attack, he called Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and issued an order: Get me a plan for a military strike to take out Sy…
WASHINGTON -- In one of Brett Kavanaugh's responses to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl when he was in high school, a charge he has denied "categorically and unequivocally," he suggested that, perhaps, this was a case of mistaken identity.
Comedian Roy Wood Jr., a correspondent for The Daily Show, is from Birmingham. And he's written about his hometown (and home state, obviously) in today's New York Times.
If a majority of Alabamians support a statewide education lottery, and if the legislative tide is shifting in that direction, and if the governor is comfortable with voters finally having their say on the matter, we ask: why is this so problematic?
I don’t know whether Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they were teenagers in the early 1980s, but I do know Ford’s allegations deserve to be heard.
Much of America likes to describe our home as a "Christian nation," which is certainly up for interpretation and debate in some regions of the United States. That said, new polling this year by Gallup shows that just 38 percent of Americans say they attend religious services weekly or almost…
WASHINGTON -- It is difficult to comment on an unfolding news story, but this one demands it. It is hard to write about someone you know and like, especially concerning matters of character. But sometimes there is little choice.
The Anniston Star got a special visit last week from a group of Handley High School students who have all the makings of budding journalists.
HOUSTON -- Nationally, the Democratic Party, which gave indispensable assistance ("Basket of deplorables"!) to the election of today's president, seems intent ("Impeach!"; "Abolish ICE!"; "Free stuff!", "I am Spartacus!") on a repeat performance. Here, however, in the 7th Congressional Distr…
Alabama’s governor is female. Two of Alabama’s congressional delegation members are female. Fifteen percent of the seats in the Alabama Legislature are held by women — four in the state Senate, 17 in the state House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON -- Should an unaccountable United Nations court, created by a treaty to which the United States is not a signatory, and that the Senate has not ratified, be allowed to investigate, try and imprison American citizens?
WASHINGTON -- A surefire ideological Kool-Aid test? Those who think Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was wounded during his hearings have heavily imbibed.
Since its creation, the Alabama Accountability Act has neither revolutionized educational opportunities in our state nor silenced its thunderous critics. There’s little doubt either of those outcomes will soon change.
President Trump, who apparently knows more about the Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico than the officials in Puerto Rico, tweeted this morning that he did indeed know the truth.
Republicans in the U.S. House, including U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, are playing a dangerous political game with the lives of low-income Americans. Don’t believe the story they’re selling, because it is wrong.