In 2009, many on the right couldn’t understand why President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. They said he was a first-year president with virtually no record of accomplishment. Of course, that point will be forever debatable.
Gov. Kay Ivey brayed, “We can’t change or erase our history.” Furthermore, Ivey boasted, “When special interests wanted to tear down our historical monuments, I said no.” One thing’s certain, Ivey’s pandering is a scandal and a shame. She used the euphemism of historical monuments to whitewa…
WASHINGTON -- As the museum of human nature, aka the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, marks its 25th anniversary, it continues to receive artifacts, such as a letter handwritten on a yellow scrap of paper. It was donated to the museum by Frank Grunwald, 85, who lives in Indianapolis.
A few days ago, Speaker Paul Ryan stated he would not run for election in 2018 or seek any other office. He gave a laundry list of excuses, with no basic substance of rationale. But it did not matter. His leaving will make our country better and democracy stronger.
WASHINGTON — The attitude of President Trump toward federal law enforcement is, to put it mildly, mixed. The FBI refused to bend to his will. So it is comprised of “hardened Democrats” engaged in a “WITCH HUNT.” The FBI was, according to Trump, too preoccupied with the Russia investigation t…
A recent magazine article on the Rio Grande, the river that serves as part of the border between the United States and Mexico, adds a fresh perspective to our national discussion about building a wall along the southern border. The New Yorker magazine’s Nick Paumgarten writes:
Several years ago, Eli Henderson saw an old barn on the side of U.S. 78 at the corner of Alabama 202. Henderson knew this barn was an eyesore, so he wanted to turn it into something useful for the community. The old barn was close to Coldwater Creek.
WASHINGTON — Sometimes a picture is worth a zillion words. The viral group photograph from former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral speaks volumes about the state of our democracy, poignantly illustrating what we have lost and must at all costs regain.
Sports fans in these parts may know a little about Liberty University thanks to its football team. Jacksonville State University hosted the Liberty Flames last year. (JSU won, 31-10.) This fall, Liberty will make the trip to Auburn University, which I would assume will not turn out well for …
Over in Walker County, the small town of Parrish’s nightmare is over. The train cars filled with human waste from New York City have been removed. The stench, presumably, will dissipate, and none too soon.