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…
If abortion rights in Alabama are important to you -- regardless of your stance on the issue -- there's a court case in Madison County worth following.
First-responders in and around Lee County are still determining the extent of the fatalities and damage from Sunday afternoon's tornado outbreak near Auburn.
On Wednesday, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberal wing and put a dent, though not a complete stop, to the state of Alabama's attempt to execute death-row inmate Vernon Madison.
On Tuesday, the United Methodist Church voted against progressive lay leaders and clergy and chose not to loosen its ban on gay and lesbian clergy and same-sex marriages. That news certainly has been noticed by Methodists here in Alabama, where it is one of the state's largest denominations …
Last week, the editors here at Hot Blast Central told you about the closing of another rural hospital in Alabama, the Georgiana Medical Center in Butler County. It's scheduled to close March 31.
President Trump did Thursday what seemed a foregone conclusion -- he signed a directive establishing a U.S. Space Force tasked with protecting the nation's interests in space: missiles, satellites and GPS systems, for instance.
It's no secret here in Calhoun County that Anniston's demographics change when the workday ends. Quantifying that change is difficult. But it's a foregone conclusion that Anniston's population swells during the day as non-residents come to the city to work and then return home at the end of …
There may be no middle-ground compromise in Alabama between those who believe the state should expand Medicaid and those who believe the state can't afford it. Alabama is one of 14 states that haven't taken advantage of the Affordable Care Act's expansion provision, and that doesn't seem lik…
With the opening of the 2019 session of the Alabama Legislature drawing near, the Alabama Policy Institute, one of the state's conservative think-tanks, has published a position paper on a main topic legislators will consider this year -- raising the state tax on gasoline.
Since 1998, roughly 380 volunteers, clergy and Southern Baptist church leaders in the United States have been accused of sexual misconduct.
For obvious reasons, there shouldn't have been any doubt that Alabama Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, was a pro-life politician who would disagree with any attempts to expand abortion rights in the United States.
Lost in the weeds of last week's legislative budget meetings last week in Montgomery was this snippet about the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.