Alabama needs to rethink punishment for non-violent crimes
Our justice system doesn't claim to be perfect, and it's only through continual refinement that it can be improved.
Water Authority should draw from deep local well
It’s time for the authority to provide a comparative table showing why it would be a financial advantage to choose the Decatur plan.
- A small step forward
Bentley's vision doesn't fit with state's reality
... Bentley’s version of Alabama is all about making Alabama smaller, making Alabama government less useful, making Alabama less interested in the health and welfare of those who live here.
Stakes high for Crimson Tide as season approaches
Should Alabama live up to expectations this year, it would be historic. ...
What will Love's next fling involve?
The “opportunity” that Jay Love is about to pursue could point the way to how the state educates its children
Taking a small step toward mental illness awareness
The purpose of the (public) forum, much like this series, is to inform teachers, clergy, medical workers and the public about how to recognize the symptoms of mental illness, where to turn for help and how the involuntary and voluntary commitment process works in Limestone County.
Court decision is the right direction
Some who fought for equality and civil rights for black Americans fear the loss of protection that could come from weakening the Voting Rights Act. But at some point, this country must move forward. Part of moving forward is recognizing change and trusting that it is genuine.
U.S. should not ignore Afghanistan
Is the Taliban genuinely interested in a political solution after so many years of war? Or are they simply buying time? We suspect the latter. It’s very hard to tell
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