With a wink to the present and a nod to the past, let’s invoke a bit of presidential comparison to understand the depths of the Trump administration’s ignorance toward America’s poor. It’s an ignorance that foolishly claims America’s War on Poverty is over.
The sounds you’ll likely hear early next week will be the rustle of indifference, the blare of apathy and the din of political ignorance. It could be deafening. Consider yourself warned.
Fueled by partisan politics and Fox News’ unbridled distaste for facts, the Washington gamesmanship surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is in full roar. Alabamians’ role in his probable confirmation sprinkles it with a taste of our state’s politics.
Among the Alabama contingency at last week’s Special Olympics was a small, youthful team of stand-up paddle-boarders from Oxford.
The crowding woes at the Calhoun County Jail are well-documented. The jail was built in 1986 to house 140 inmates. As of June 24, it had more than 640 … and growing.
Today, Jacksonville State University faces potentially damning questions about its handling of an alleged campus sexual-assault case in 2017 involving a Gamecock athlete. The story, told by the victim and her mother and reported in Thursday’s Star, details accusations of the rape of an under…
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers has sat in Congress 15 years, won eight congressional elections and rarely faced legitimate Democratic opposition. His district, Alabama’s 3rd, which includes Calhoun County, is overwhelmingly Republican. His likelihood of winning re-election this fall is strong.
American patriotism can be confusing — not its value, or its emotion, but its definition. What is patriotism in America? Love of country? Support of the military? Adherence to the U.S. Constitution? Belief in the rights of all Americans, regardless of race or creed? Dedication to the nation’…
WASHINGTON -- Republicans are afraid they cannot stop Democrats from making big gains in November, so they're trying to convince Democrats to stop themselves. For the sake of the nation, don't fall for it this time.
U.S. Sen. Doug Jones visited the Model City, and reinforced the notion that his moderate approach to politics is something that’s not only appreciated, but needed in today’s world of hyperpartisanship.
So what does the immigration line look like at any given time? The U.S. government’s Visa Bulletin can tell you. The Bulletin is a breakdown of the categories described above, projecting when those immigrants can expect a final action on their visa application based on when they applied.
Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown told Anniston Star reporter Lee Hedgepeth on Tuesday that 20-25 Calhoun County residents take their own lives every year, and that the number is rising.
If only Maxine Waters and that restaurant manager who asked Sarah Sanders to leave had sought some way to discuss their dissent with their adversaries ...
Some of you won’t get the reference in the headline, but in the early ‘80s, a TV series called “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” featured a U.S. Air Force pilot who found himself in the future and taking on the job of protecting earth from attacks from space.
In reality, the only job most Alabamians truly worry about is their own or their spouse’s. Is it stable? And what does it pay? Are they getting raises, or are pay cuts eating away at their family’s bottom line? Fretting over the latest labor statistics is best left for the wonkish economists.
In the fall, this version of the Anniston City Council will reach the midpoint of its four-year deployment on Gurnee Avenue. It’s been in office about 20 months. That’s a large-enough sample size to make this proclamation:
Since our nation’s birth, the United States has blossomed as a well-intentioned yet imperfect example of democratic government. We’ve usually believed our morals were sound and that we valued the basics of humane treatment, even to those with whom we vehemently disagree.
Only in the muck of the Trump administration could an Alabama Methodist insinuate God’s approval of a reprehensible governmental immigration policy that separates children from their parents.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey pilots a state that’s ranked in the bottom 10 in poverty and has nearly a million residents on Medicaid’s rolls. Many of those recipients are children in low-income families, the embodiment of innocence. What’s more, Alabama’s Medicaid eligibility requirements are alrea…
Jeff Sessions’ world view is a stark canvas of evil vs. good that allows no wiggle room, no gray area, nothing but grimness. He sees people not as people, not as humans worth protecting and families worth keeping intact, but as data points and potential criminals. He is the U.S. attorney gen…