My theory now is that all politics is no longer local. All politics today is national. It is all partisan based and derived from national and Washington politics. Folks are either in the Republican tribe or the Democratic tribe and it applies nationally, and especially in Alabama.
By Maury D. Gaston, Chairman, Alabama Iron & Steel Council Saturday will be the 87th playing of the Auburn vs. Alabama football game. The stakes may not be as high this year, but there will be no shortage of passion for either team. This is the 51st anniversary of my first Iron Bowl, and I’ve attended more...
A blanket ban on bail and other conditions of release makes it difficult for the justice system to balance fairness and safety. As is far too often the case, Montgomery County’s pre-trial system was in need of a scalpel, but Judge Hardwick handed it a machete.
The heart of the LMXT is Airbus’s already successfully A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport platform, or MRTT, that is in service with our European allies today. Recently, Airbus announced that their automated boom transfer system is the only certified automated air-to-air refueling boom in the world. This state-of-the-art, proven design would be the cornerstone of the LMXT and produced proudly by Alabamians.
For the first time in a long time, folks across the country are looking to Alabama to learn more about what we are doing in K-12 education. Our state is poised and ready to take on the monumental and urgent challenge in front of us. Let’s build on this momentum, chart the path forward, and show ‘em how it's done.
Aniah’s Law was passed by the Alabama Legislature and signed by Governor Ivey in 2021. In order for it to go into effect, Alabama voters will need to approve it in the November election. Voters should look and vote for the “Aniah’s Law” amendment in the November general election so we can keep violent criminals off the streets and our communities safe. Read more.
Leadership matters. State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey and the Alabama State Board of Education demonstrated tremendous leadership on Thursday, September 8th by voting to announce their intent to adopt an administrative rule requiring students to graduate college and career ready beginning with the Class of 2028.
When Gov. Kay Ivey called the Alabama Legislature into special session in January of this year, the task was clear: Allocate hundreds of millions of dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act to benefit Alabamians through game-changing investments in broadband, health care and water and sewer infrastructure.
The 1962 Governor’s Race was between George Wallace, James “Big Jim” Folsom, and newcomer Ryan DeGraffenreid, a state senator from Tuscaloosa. Television had become the new medium. Therefore, Wallace, Folsom, and DeGraffenreid had all bought 30-minute, live television shows the night before the election.
By State Rep. Steve Clouse In 1995, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission voted to close Fort McClellan in Anniston. The 82-year-old base’s closure, effective in 1999, is a reminder that we are stewards of the Department of Defense installations assigned here. They are not a given. Since McClellan closed, a consensus of public and private sector...
By Mo Brooks I got into this U.S. Senate race for one reason: I have never before feared for the future of my country like I do today. I think many of you feel the same way. I’ve heard it from thousands of Alabamians while traveling our state. Jim in Muscle Shoals was worried about...
The anniversary of this battle is recognized as Cinco de Mayo; an important consequence of the Mexican experience now embraced internationally. With a history of more lows than highs, May 5th serves as a great excuse to reflect upon Mexican independence.
Mr. Johnson was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1998, twenty-four years ago, for the killing of Deputy Sheriff William G. Hardy in Birmingham. But over time, the State’s case has fallen apart, and there’s now substantial evidence that Mr. Johnson is innocent.