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.
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.
Tom Price is the new secretary of Health and Human Services. The Trump nominee was confirmed last Friday by the U.S. Senate.
A nagging question hangs over Republican leaders in the U.S. House and Senate this week: Can they achieve long-desired policy goals while avoiding a potential scandal involving a Republican president?
The primary focus of state government when it comes to spending on public schools should be on … public schools. Yes, our tax dollars and efforts at improvement should concentrate on those community-based institutions where the majority of Alabama parents send their children for an education.
Alabama’s overcrowded and underfunded prisons are a disaster in waiting. A competent state Legislature would address the problem without delay.
The past 10 days perfectly explains why Donald Trump’s run for president was initially rejected by most Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate.
Last week’s news that 12 districts created by the Alabama Legislature are unconstitutional is a reminder of the dangers of putting this important part of our democracy in the hands of partisans.