Journalism has never been quick to admit its complicity, or even its downright guilt, with white supremacy in America. It's hard to admit fault. But admitting it is the right thing to do.
The crisis that's overwhelming Alabama's state prisons is likely the most important topic in our state today. Federal intervention is probable unless the state meets the feds' deadline for improvements in reducing violence and overcrowding.
Anniston is hardly the only Alabama city to suffer from historical troubles of environmental pollution. Alabamians are well aware of how Black Belt cities and urban areas have long been used as dumping grounds for industries that take advantage of our state's weak environmental pollution law…
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, last week traveled along with President Trump on a tour of a portion of the U.S.-Mexico border.
For those interested in where President Trump's popularity stands in today's America, researchers at Gallup have published an update on their polling. It's both predictable and fascinating.
Today's politics being what they are, U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Birmingham, serves as Alabama Republicans' favorite punching bag, regardless of the details. But here's something that should garner the state's junior senator a bit of bipartisan support. That it probably won't says something abo…
Last week, The Star's editorial board argued strenuously for the state of Alabama to take immediate and drastic steps to address its prison crisis. The threat of federal intervention is real.
If you think the Republican race to unseat U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Birmingham, in 2020 is going to be crazy, well, you're right.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks' comments in Congress that compared Democrats and journalists to the writings and philosophies of Adolph Hitler drew a stern rebuke from many corners, and rightly so.
Robyn Hyden, executive director of Alabama Arise, the state's preeminent advocacy group for low-income residents, has a different viewpoint about our state's low unemployment rate.
State Sen. Del Marsh's legislative campaign to remove the state's public schools from the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards has created a torrent of lawmaker comments about what's best for our K-12 schools.
For obvious reasons, U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Birmingham, is inseparable from discussions about today's divisive politics. That's what happens when you're a Democrat surprisingly elected to the Senate from Republican-dominated Alabama.
U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Birmingham, voted Tuesday against the Green New Deal legislation that promised far-reaching attempts to curb the effects of climate change. Only three Democrats in the Senate voted against it, including Jones.
Scalawag Magazine is one of my favorite online reads. It expertly covers the South without using the normal journalistic crutches that are too common in stories about our region of the country.
Thanks to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and other Democrats already sniffing around the edges of the 2020 presidential election, the national discussion about the Electoral College is all the rage this week. We've been here before, of course.
As we wait to see if Alabama Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, decides to run for Congress -- Yes! No! Maybe! -- he isn't wasting his time this month in Montgomery.
The Pew Research Center has updated its survey results about President Trump's support from the various religious groups and denominations in the United States. The results are interesting, to say the least.
Now that the Gov. Kay Ivey has signed the Rebuild Alabama Act, you may be curious how your state senator or representative voted. Around here in Calhoun County, the answer is easy.
In the aftermath of the recent tornadoes in Lee County, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, spent time touring the damage. He also made interesting comments to the Wall Street Journal about Alabama's failure to strengthen building codes for mobile homes, which usually stand little coverage during…