A cure for the Common Core

Perhaps the most controversial education policy of the past five years has been the Common Core, adopted to date by 43 states. Read more

Competition and education

The numbers definitely indicate that Alabama’s K-12 education system is in desperate need of improvement. For instance, a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce state-by-state comparison ... Read more | 1 comment

Education and improving lives

Education is perhaps our nation’s most important industry, critical for both economic and personal development. Read more

Natural disasters and greed are a bad mix

Alabama faces a risk of devastating hurricanes, tornadoes and floods. Do Alabamians need protection against predatory “price gouging” after natural disasters? Read more | 1 comment

A better way to spend more on education

Alabama school districts miss an opportunity to save tens of millions of dollars every year. This is the conclusion of the latest installment of the ... Read more

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Opinion Columnists

It doesn’t matter what Roy Moore thinks

This has been an eventful year. Thousands of tourists have flocked to Alabama to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March for ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

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

It’s time to reform crop insurance program

At the Center for Rural Affairs, we’ve heard from farmers across the Midwest and Great Plains about negative impacts of federally subsidized crop insurance for ... Read more

You should have the right to vote

I have something that has been weighing heavily on my mind and my heart these last few weeks: the Alabama budget crisis. Read more

Allen: I’m joining 21 other judges, endorsing McKinney

I stand with 21 Republican probate judges from across Alabama to support Judge Reese McKinney as the next Secretary of State. We made our endorsement ... Read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Garbage collection service expected

This letter is in response to the article on Tuesday, July 8 about the solid waste collection system being “broken”. Since the trash pick-up became ... Read more