After Friday’s unceremonious end to the American Health Care Act on Capitol Hill, a single word sums up the current state of the Trump administration and the Republican Party: Chaos.
Wednesday’s fatal accident at the Henry Road/U.S. 431 intersection is truly sad, but unfortunately it’s not unexpected.
The frequent Speak Out letters mocking and name-calling The Star for reporting the new president’s vociferous lying and other appalling behaviors belie any rational argument of those employing the schoolyard tactics. Shooting the messenger has always been self-defeating. After all, what succ…
Anniston isn’t Bike City Alabama. Not yet, and maybe never. But look around, at West 15th Street, at Gurnee Avenue, at 9th Street, on Alabama 202, at West 10th Street. Murals and public art are the city’s new thing, a mini-revolution of aesthetics and culture that couldn’t be more distant fr…
The Republicans’ health-care plan would hurt all of us, would take away health care from millions of people, and would be a disaster for working families.
WASHINGTON -- "Mend it, don't end it" was Bill Clinton's rhetorical straddle regarding affirmative action. Republican efforts to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) look increasingly like "mend it, don't end it."
"Alabama has been trying on the nickname 'New Detroit.' Its burgeoning auto parts industry employs 26,000 workers, who last year earned $1.3 billion in wages. Georgia and Mississippi have similar, though smaller, auto parts sectors. This factory growth, after the long, painful demise of the …
On March 10, the Labor Department announced U.S. employers added 235,000 jobs in February. The unemployment rate that month was 4.7 percent, the department reported.
I wish The Star would add more conservative commentators to its opinion page. Charles Krauthammer is only in the Sunday paper. Get rid of the inane Connie Schultz and put in a conservative.
WASHINGTON — From Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queen” to Donald Trump’s “Detroit single mom,” the unmarried mother remains a constant fascination to Republicans wielding budget-cutting scalpels.
Health care is one area that has been overwhelmingly affected -- for the better -- by the influx of foreign-born doctors into the United States. Calhoun County's roster of physicians provides an example.
Soon, Anniston City Hall may receive a present courtesy of the McClellan Development Authority -- keys to most of the former Army post’s future.
The over-the-top attacks upon our duly elected president are ridiculous. Loons already calling for impeachment? Suck it up, losers. Like Opie said about Barney in an episode of The Andy Griffith Show, “He made his bed. Let him sleep.”
WASHINGTON — It is difficult to overestimate the geopolitical risks of this moment — or the (both disturbed and eager) global scrutiny now being given to the American president.
“He was one of more than a million people living here then, an ordinary Jew who had original ideas and attracted some followers,” said Gideon Avni, head of archaeology at the Israeli Antiquity Authority. “His fame only really started after his death.”
In early 2011, Alabama’s newly elected governor stepped into office in the middle of a budget crisis. Large Republican majorities in the state Senate and House and Gov. Robert Bentley faced tough decisions on funding priorities on the first day of their terms.