Dead solid summer

Every year, it’s with a gleeful relief we embrace Independence Day, which marks the beginning of dead solid summer. Read more

Free-range parenting getting costly

Ah, summer. We all know what that means for young children. Read more

Back to basics with a more functional Washington

Somewhere in the rainbow celebrations and dissensions of late, we may have missed something. Read more

This Fourth of July is different

Last month, Americans of every race, religion and region gained a better understanding of the historic evils the Confederate flag represents -- slavery, secession and ... Read more

Patriotism is important to our country

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that ... Read more

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Opinion Columnists

A ‘bang, bang, bang’ week

The week leading up to the Fourth of July had a lot of fireworks. In fact, my guess is that when we look back at ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

How can judges not enforce this law?

Rep. Allen Farley’s recent article on AL.com about a lack of enforcement of the ignition interlock law was incredibly painful to read. Read more

The deadly July 4th weekend in Chicago

If you haven’t seen the numbers for gun violence in Chicago over the July 4th weekend, it is quite sobering, but hardly a surprise. Read more

What do you know about elder abuse?

Thousands of elderly persons and adults who have disabilities are abused, neglected, and exploited in Alabama each year. Read more

The EPA’s renegade policies must be reined in

The Alabama Legislature took an important step toward reining in a rogue federal department this week when it approved a joint resolution opposing certain anti-business ... Read more

This is why the Post Office is going broke

I notice the United States Post Office is trouble again and preparing to raise postage again. Read more