Opinion

Alabama Democrats' party chair is really awful at her job

Nancy Worley once wrote a letter to party members describing getting stuck on the toilet, and that's just the beginning. This is an opinion...

Alabama's violent criminal sweeps extract cancers among us; what happens next?

Coordinated operations extracted 56 alleged criminals from neighborhoods throughout Alabama that were held hostage by violence. It';s a great...

It's time to treat Drummond campaign money like poison

Coal company is Alabama's second largest individual campaign contributor. This is an opinion column.  Money is the poison in our politics. That...

Supreme Court won’t hear case of man serving 35 years for Limestone County rape

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — The Alabama Supreme Court has decided not to hear the case of a convicted rapist whose case gained national attention when...

40 acres and a feud: an Alabama family's 15-year fight over a sharecropper ancestor's land

Like many descendants of slaves, Ben W. Woodson bought 40.7 acres of land he hoped would provide generational security for his family. Alas, just two...

Bentley 'rehabilitation' is helluva reminder

It's all just so sad. This isn't rehabilitation, it's relapse. This is an opinion column. Y'all. I was gonna tell you about the...

Alabama don't need no stinkin' debates

This is an opinion column. Maybe Kay Ivey was right. Nobody cares if she debates Walt Maddox before the general election. Nobody but the media and...

Ethics Commission clears way for Alabama speaker to hire retiring lawmaker

House Speaker Mac McCutcheon intends to hire Rep. Mark Tuggle, R-Alexander City, when Tuggle's term ends in November. Rep. Mark Tuggle, R-...

Jeff Sessions' approval rating below that of Nancy Pelosi, poll shows

More than 40 percent of those responding to a recent poll said they have an unfavorable opinion of Jeff Sessions, the Alabama Senator turned U.S....

Ethics Commission says legislator can work for House Speaker

The Alabama Ethics Commission says a retiring member of the House of Representatives can work as House Speaker Mac McCutcheon’s chief of staff...

Fire the ADEM toad, but watch out for snakes

Shine the light in his eyes and he'll freeze solid. But he's not the real danger in this place. This is an opinion column. I feel ya, guys...

Kay Ivey is on ice until after the election

The Kay Ivey cryogenics campaign strategy is working. Put her on ice until after the election. This is an opinion cartoon with a side of commentary...

Jeff Sessions vs. Doug Jones in 2020 would fire up voters on both sides; it could happen

Republicans are "hungry" to get their U.S. Senate seat back, and some are salivating at the prospect of u.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions...

Dirty Business: How Alabama conspired against its own people

Political elites worked with polluters to leave poisons in the soil of some of Birmingham's most vulnerable neighborhoods. On July 22, a...

Don't criticize Trump supporting Christians -- convert them, North Alabama professor says

In many congregations, now, as in the past, Americans are faced with not only a political, social and cultural conflict, but a theological one, as...