Month: November 2014

‘The Talk’ should be given outside of the black community: opinion

Whatever your opinion of the grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Mo., one thing is clear: what happened on that August afternoon was a preventable tragedy. But how? Some say better police procedures. Others say better training. Perhaps, but maybe it could have been prevented if Mike Brown had followed the…

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Senator Jeff Sessions is now a man with a plan: opinion

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions has long been the conservative movement's voice in the lawless wilderness that is our nation's immigration system. "What Jeff Sessions is doing is what the Republican Party at large should be doing," conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh said last summer, days after saying "God bless…

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Alabama should prepare to defend its voter ID law: opinion

A voter enters a polling station in Mobile County Tuesday morning. (Mike Brantley/mbrantley@al.com)J. Pepper Bryars The red sign taped to the church door was crystal clear: "Your photo ID will be required." But as I waited in line at my polling precinct late Tuesday afternoon in Madison County, a woman…

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Remaining faithful to Christian teaching doesn’t make you a bigot:opinion

Last month Apple CEO Tim Cook took the occasion of his induction into the Alabama Academy of Honor to draw an analogy between the civil rights movement and the gay rights movement. "As a state we took too long to take steps toward equality, and once we began, our progress…

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