On Tuesday, Alabamians kept Gov. Kay Ivey in place, ignored Democrats’ effort to return two-party politics to our state and re-elected a slew of Republicans who’ll retain Alabama’s deep red tint. But those results may pale when compared to the passage of Amendment 2.
Kay Ivey, Alabama’s long-standing and loyal public servant, is no longer a mere replacement for deposed Gov. Robert Bentley, the Tuscaloosa Luv Guv. Voters emphatically selected her Tuesday to guide this state for the next four years.
While Georgia may elect a Democrat, Stacey Abrams, as governor, and Texas may send Democrat Beto O’Rourke to the U.S. Senate, the staying power of Alabama Republicans is likely to dominate Tuesday’s elections. States need a viable, two-party political atmosphere that provides options and neg…
Nothing President Trump says can be believed as universal truth. If he says today is Wednesday, check the calendar. He’s a maelstrom of half-truths, no-truths, contradictions, mischaracterizations, deceptions, fabrications and lavish embellishments, empowered by a feckless Republican Congres…
Shots are fired at a group of police officers. A chase ensues. One of those officers uses his cruiser to stop the vehicle of the fleeing suspect. When a woman and her young child enter the scene, the officer leaves protective cover to draw attention away from civilians and to himself.
Twenty years ago, then-Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers began a noble quest to help parents with the burden of paying for an ever-growing list of school supplies.
John Merrill is Alabama’s secretary of state. He’s also a mixed bag of wise policy and regrettable stances. We wish that weren’t the case.
Alabamians have every reason to doubt the ethical makeup of those in our state government. The rogues’ gallery of arrested, indicted, convicted and imprisoned lawmakers in Alabama’s most recent past is appalling. Ethics aren’t Alabama’s political forte.
Anniston City Schools Superintendent Darren Douthitt received his own report card last week, and the final grade appeared to be the equivalent of a C-minus.
Thus far, 33 states have expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, providing thousands of lower-income Americans access to health insurance, but Alabama hasn’t. Why? It’s because of overstated concerns about long-term finances and steeply partisan politics that have calcified…
Monday is the last day Alabamians can register to vote for the Nov. 6 election. No, you can’t register on Election Day at your polling place. Yes, you can register online, and it’s not that complicated. But you must register before the deadline, and there are only a few days left.
The deterioration of American politics is in full bloom: presidential insults are commonplace, bipartisanship is largely dead and incumbents spend election years hiding behind figurative barriers that rob voters of a first-hand experience with the very people who covet their support.
This is National Newspaper Week, a 78-year-old celebration that is neither a federal holiday nor an excuse to self-decorate ourselves with flowery praise. So we won’t.
Last week, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox offered students at Alabama State University a glimpse of several uncomfortable truths about our state. He could have been speaking about Calhoun County.