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At some point in our country’s evolution, we developed certain hard-line philosophies about criminals and redemption that have less to do with justice or deterrence than with revenge. Once a felon, always a felon, the thinking goes. Your record … more
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: The Gadsden Times on tornado season in Alabama: Alabama hasn’t reached triple digits in tornadoes since the hellish year of 2011. (April 27 of that year gained permanent bold print status in the … more
Educators across Alabama are concerned about the future of career technical education (CTE) in the state. If educators are concerned, all residents of our state should be concerned. more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case brought by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. He argued that just because he and his wife took $177,000 in loans, vacations and lavish gifts in exchange for using the governor’s … more
It’s time to cut and save at all levels of government. The reason: the economy may be slowing. A Feb. 3 report by the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office found, “December and January income tax collections came in modestly short … more
Not again. Even on Easter, innocent people were slaughtered by terrorists. At least 72 people were killed and 300 wounded in Sunday’s attack aimed at Christians gathered for Easter at a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore. “The park was … more
Alabama’s prisons have come into focus as one the state’s most urgent problems with the possibility of interdiction by the federal courts looming on the horizon. more
The next time Nick Saban or Gus Malzahn are short a place kicker or punter, they should head to Goat Hill in Montgomery. As we’ve often noted, Alabama’s legislators love kicking cans out of sight and mind, even though they always return like boomerangs. more
Memorial Day is a great way to start the summer season. But, before hitting the lake or firing up the grill, take time to stop and think about the day and the reason we celebrate it. There are two Memorial Day ceremonies set for Monday morning in … more
Try hard to recall a time when you personally saw a transgender person using a restroom that did not correspond to the gender he or she was assigned at birth. If you can’t, that’s because it’s a rarity. So rare, in fact, as to qualify as a nonproblem. more
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