Category: Commentary

Skip Tucker: Beware When Ye Fight The Demon
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Skip Tucker: Beware When Ye Fight The Demon

When I was in journalism school in Tuscaloosa, we wannabees thought New York was paradise and that if we were good reporters we’d go to the New York Times when we died. Today, I hardly recognize it, except for the front page and the “flag” at top in Olde English script.

Carla Crowder: Incarcerating people as cheaply as possible created Alabama’s unconstitutional prisons. Let’s not make the same mistake again.
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Carla Crowder: Incarcerating people as cheaply as possible created Alabama’s unconstitutional prisons. Let’s not make the same mistake again.

By CARLA CROWDER, Executive Director, Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice A few weeks ago, a search dog working for Alabama’s Department of Corrections sadly died after exposure to contraband narcotics.  ADOC leadership, including Commissioner Jefferson Dunn, gathered for his funeral complete with 21-gun salute, an American flag presentation, and media coverage. His name...