military veterans

Martha Roby: We will always stand by our American heroes

Each year on Veterans Day, Americans pause to recognize those who have served our country in uniform. Originally known as Armistice Day, Congress later passed a resolution signed by President Dwight Eisenhower...
Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg opens door to 2020 Democratic run for president

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, warning that the current field of candidates is ill equipped to defeat...
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Celebrities join Michelle Obama in voter outreach drive

Election Day is over, but Michelle Obama is still trying to get out the vote. The former first lady announced that Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Shonda Rhimes, Megan Rapinoe, Tracee Ellis Ross and...
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Daniel Sutter: The good and bad economics of plea bargains

Plea bargains let persons accused of crimes plead guilty and receive reduced charges or a reduced sentence. Although some people find the reduced criminal incentives offensive, this bargaining makes economic sense. But...
Civil Rights Trail

Alabama tourism honored for civil rights promotion

Alabama’s state tourism agency is being honored for its work promoting civil rights travel in 14 U.S. states. The office was presented with an award recognizing its marketing campaign for the U.S. Civil...

Donald Trump nominates Judge Andrew Brasher to 11th Circuit Appeals Court

President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated U.S. District Judge Andrew Brasher of Alabama to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The nomination comes just six months after Brasher was seated on the...
Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions to announce Alabama Senate bid

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce that he is entering the race for his old U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, two Republicans with direct knowledge of his plans said Wednesday. Sessions, 72,...
Second Amendment guns

Rauf Bolden: Should Orange Beach ban open & concealed carry at all city...

Shootings happen every day in America. I argue for a common-sense approach at municipal facilities, respecting our After-School Programs like Camp Sunshine and Expect Excellence. Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland are still...
Marie Yovanovitch

State Department worried about defending ambassador

The State Department's third-ranking official is expected to tell House impeachment investigators Wednesday that political considerations were behind the agency's refusal to deliver a robust defense of the former U.S. ambassador to...
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Montgomery City Council backs off jail time for helping panhandlers

The city council in Montgomery, Alabama, has rejected a proposal to punish people who give cash to panhandlers with jail time. The Montgomery Advertiser reports their vote was unanimous after protesters packed a...