COMMENTARY: U.S. Takes Wasteful Approach to Detaining Immigrants
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released "several hundred" immigrants from detention facilities across the United States late last month in an effort to stay within its budget amid "fiscal uncertainty" related to the so-called sequester.
COMMENTARY: Lift Veil of Secrecy on Drone Policy
From Attorney General Eric Holder's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, we learned that the Obama administration is "struggling" with how to provide more information on its so-called targeted killing program; that senior officials have "talked about a greater need for transparency" about the program; and that we "will hear the president speak about this" in the future.
EDITORIAL: Parents gain an option
Gov. Robert Bentley wasted little time in signing the state’s first tax credits for private school attendance into law after the Alabama Supreme Court granted permission.
EDITORIAL: Adding strength to animal cruelty law
By now, most residents of Cullman County have heard about the brutal killing of a young goat in the West Point community.
EDITORIAL: Stepping out with Rock the South
Rock the South is quickly turning into one of the nation’s hottest concert tickets with two days worth of headline acts signed to the event.
EDITORIAL: Guns and politics
While the state of Alabama struggles to salvage its troubled General Fund budget, a few lawmakers decided they’d had enough of serious business and waded into the nation’s debate over gun control.
EDITORIAL: Lost in the beltline
Whether you are concerned or not by the failure of federal government leaders to avoid $85 billion in funding cuts, the longterm worry is the relationship between the ruling political parties.
President Obama played a lot of cards in public to push the Republican Party leadership to compromise and avoid the cuts. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the president couldn’t reach a deal.
EDITORIAL: The problem with dropouts
The latest study on why high school dropouts are a problem focuses on lost taxpayer revenue.
Much of the report comes from Civic Enterprises, a public policy group. The reports notes that a 90 percent graduation rate, a goal set by former President George W. Bush, would send about $1.8 billion in lost revenue back to states.
EDITORIAL: The area’s big catch
The official word that Cullman will be home to the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame came out of Tulsa, Okla., Friday night.
EDITORIAL: Dwindling dollars for services
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore believes the state judicial system is in danger of crumbling because of the lag in funding that comes from the General Fund.
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