Opinion

How the worst crisis in your life can turn into good

I was visiting my good friend who pastored a church in Montgomery, Alabama. He must have thought I was crazy when I asked him to take me to the town...

Georgia’s race for governor soiled by a conflict of interest

What if Georgia played Alabama in football and the lead referee was playing quarterback for Alabama? Would we assume the rules are being equally...

Why Charlie Baker may be 'America's best politician'

From the Department of Astonishing Numbers: Republican* Charlie Baker is more popular in deep-blue Massachusetts than right-wing Republican Kay Ivey...

Don’t let a small group of naysayers kill the Obama Presidential Center

People visit Selma, Alabama to walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Or they head to Montgomery to see the bus in which Rosa Parks sat. Or maybe they take a...

Alabama the Beautiful, in the Biblical sense

We could preserve our world and our destiny "if we changed the focus from the economic development strategy we've had for 150 years - sell...

Honor Flight South Alabama: 10th Legacy Reunion

I was blessed to serve as a guardian on Honor Flight South Alabama V. After a day of training, we were given one order: Don't lose anybody. Oops...

Alabama Ethics Commission does nothing, again

Commission hasn't drawn a clear line on political money laundering. This is an opinion column.  I don't know why we have an Alabama Ethics...

Williams: Racial disparities in school discipline

President Barack Obama’s first education secretary, Arne Duncan, gave a speech on the 45th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” at the Edmund Pettus Bridge...

Ivey expresses support for Kavanaugh

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says that she believes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “should be confirmed” based on what she...

Will: America should do away with the death penalty

Without being aware of it, Vernon Madison might become a footnote in constitutional law because he is barely aware of anything. For more than 30...

Alabama appeals court rejects Mike Hubbard request for rehearing

Hubbard has 14 days to file a petition with the Alabama Supreme Court. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals today turned down former House Speaker...

Kay Ivey believes in the right to flee speech

Most politicians can't pass up a microphone. Gov. Kay Ivey treats a hot mic like it was kryptonite. This is an opinion cartoon. Most politicians...

Former Huntsville city council candidate endorses Mary Jane Caylor

Mary Jane Caylor, Huntsville district 2 city council candidate, held a news conference Sunday in the front of City Hall. During the conference,...

The eyes of Texas are blind to Helen Keller

In an age and a place where preserving history - particularly the romantic notion of Confederate history - has become a battle cry, it seems pretty...

Alabama Supreme Court upholds conviction, death sentence in Krystal murder case

The Alabama Supreme Court upheld the conviction and death sentence of a man for the murders of two employees at a Decatur Krystal restaurant in 2011...