Alabama charges sales tax on groceries because our lawmakers are too weak-kneed to do the right thing. Their excuses are impotent. And the truth is obvious.
Perhaps knowing an investigation is ongoing has inspired Gov. Robert Bentley’s concern about the plight of families just two or three missed paychecks away from financial disaster.
NASCAR's 2017 season starts with Sunday's Daytona 500 -- race fans know that, of course -- but not all is well on the stock-car racing front.
The Alabama Legislature has started its 2017 session in Montgomery, during which state senators and representatives will debate all sorts of proposed laws. That makes us wonder: If you could write a bill and have it signed into law, what would it be?
The topic of prisons — and more specifically, the men and women sentenced to them — is an unpleasant but necessary one.
Until 1865 in U.S. history, many people enjoyed owning other people, holding them defenseless and at their mercy. When the owned people ran away, the full power of the police, even federal law, was used to hunt them down. The Runaway Slave Act of 1850 allowed bounty hunters to hunt ex-slaves…
WASHINGTON — “Well, I preach the Church without Christ,” says a vivid Flannery O’Connor character named Hazel Motes. “I’m member and preacher to that church where the blind don’t see and the lame don’t walk and what’s dead stays that way.”
A seemingly common-sense idea was baked into the creation of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA). Consolidation of the 12 — count ’em, 12 — statewide police agencies into a single unit would save taxpayer dollars.
A trip to Montgomery during the legislative season almost always produces the same effect — a battle between a grim realism and an ambitious vision.
I can’t believe the trashing of our president every day in The Anniston Star. Each day, media like the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg News and their journalists like Kathleen Parker, Eugene Robinson, Michael Gerson and The Star’s H. Brandt Ayers, have made your…
WASHINGTON — What’s the holdup, House Republicans? During the Obama administration, you passed literally dozens of bills to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act — knowing that none had any chance of being signed into law. Now that President Trump is in the White House, why can’t you…
I got a sardonic kick out of Phillip Tutor’s John C. Calhoun column (“‘Crazy’ stuff about Calhoun County,” Feb. 17). The internet meme going around is indeed true: people in the 21st century are more interested in erasing history than making or participating in it.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump used his news conference to attack the press and the First Amendment, insult several reporters, give false information about his Electoral College victory, claim his administration’s first days have been velvety smooth, and describe the nation he now commands.