Daniel Sutter: The games donors and universities play

Controversies over gifts at two SEC schools, Alabama and Missouri, have recently attracted attention. The cases highlight the tension between donor goals...

The diplomat took notes. Then he told a story.

A secret cable. A disembodied voice. A coded threat. William Taylor, a career diplomat, went behind closed doors in the basement of the...

Bradley Byrne: How do you solve a problem like Syria?

Recent developments in Syria highlight the need for the United States to revisit its broader Middle Eastern policy.Early last week, I joined...

Governor’s panel tours aging, understaffed prison

State officials toured a state prison that the corrections commissioner say illustrates the state’s problem with aging facilities. It also shows the...

Adam J. MacLeod: Alabama’s marriage compromise follows the law and history

For just over a month now, Alabama officials have not issued marriage licenses. They instead record certificates memorializing marital contracts, signed by...

William Parker and Wardine Alexander to lead Birmingham Council next 2-years

Councilor William Parker (District 4) and Councilor Wardine Alexander (District 7) were elected as the new president and pro tempore of the...

Donald Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to ‘a lynching’

President Donald Trump enraged Democrats on Tuesday by comparing their impeachment inquiry to a lynching, assigning the horrors of a deadly and...

Birmingham City Council passes 100-block ‘health district’ smoking ban

An Alabama city council has approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking in a 100-block zone around schools and health facilities. Al.Com reports Birmingham City...

National democrats says Oct 5 bylaws ‘binding’ on Alabama party

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee said state Democrats should follow their recently adopted bylaws and urged the state party chair...

Donald Trump exaggerates scope of cease-fire deal

As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours...

Public, election offices may be kept in the dark on hacks

If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out about...

Martha Roby: An update on progress for afghan women

Throughout my time in Congress, I have had the privilege to serve on several committees that directly influence our country’s defense and...

Shifting explanations for withholding aid draw GOP alarm

The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as...

38 people cited for violations in Hillary Clinton email probe

The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of private email and found violations...

Alabama releases school report cards

Alabama public schools and school systems have been assigned letter grades for performance in new report cards released Friday by the State...

Elijah Cummings, powerful congressman leading Donald Trump probe, has died

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of...

Border patrol’s growing presence at hospitals creates fear

An armed Border Patrol agent roamed the hallways of an emergency room in Miami on a recent day as nurses wheeled stretchers...

Ex-sheriff gets probation in tax case

A former Alabama sheriff will avoid going to prison after pleading guilty to failing to file tax returns. News outlets report a federal...

Democrats protest $200M in additional border wall transfers

President Donald Trump has quietly transferred more than $200 million from Pentagon counterdrug efforts toward building his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico...

Doug Jones leads fundraising in senate race

U.S. Senator Doug Jones of Alabama continues to lead in fundraising as he heads to a tough reelection fight. The Deep South Democrat...