COMMENTARY: This Is Not Your Father's GOP
Thirty years after Ronald Reagan was president, Republicans are still running on a tripartite alliance of social, fiscal and foreign policy conservatives. Alas, such candidates run on a myth; that coalition has splintered and what will replace it is far from clear.
COMMENTARY: Sarah Palin is out to SAVE Christmas!
I understand that at this point commenting on anything Sarah Palin does is like socking a punching bag that has been slowly deflating since 2008, but this week I can't help myself.
COMMENTARY: College Benefits Go Beyond Money
Every fall, just before classes begin, we at UCLA send thousands of our new students out to volunteer projects at schools, parks and community centers across Los Angeles. It's a massive effort that serves our city and sets the tone for their experience.
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.
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