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The Land of No Unions

Will Tucker

February 26, 2010

Filed under OPINION

Corporate influence and presence helps Alabama, and helps the South. Under no circumstances should our politicians stop trying to attract new businesses to spur our economy. Initiatives to bring new industry to the South should ne...

Science not contrary to religion

Letter to the Editor

February 26, 2010

Filed under OPINION

I went to a high school where I learned more about the Bible than I did about math, and my tenth grade biology teacher refused to teach evolution because, well, people didn’t come from monkeys. They came from God. This is th...

Our View: Teach for America a valuable asset for Alabama

Our View

February 26, 2010

Filed under OPINION

In short: A Teach for America corps in the Black Belt will help improve education in Alabama.  If you’re reading this, you probably have a teacher to thank. Not just because you can read, but also because you’ve probably ...

Dead before the hangman

Debra Flax

February 25, 2010

Filed under OPINION

Viva Leroy Nash, the oldest death row inmate in the U.S., died last week at the Arizona Department of Corrections in Florence, Ariz. A death row inmate’s death isn’t that unusual except for the fact that the 94-year-old repeat of...

Turning science on its head

Jason Galloway

February 25, 2010

Filed under OPINION

In the backbone of atheism, what they say disproves Christianity. But although science has done many great things for this world, it holds no legitimacy when it comes to proving or disproving how we were created. Every religion ...

Our View: Tenure process flawed

Our View

February 25, 2010

Filed under OPINION

In short: Tenure policies should be reconsidered because they can be unnecessary and subjective. The University has no plans to revisit its tenure policy in the wake of the shootings at the University of Alabama in Huntsvill...

We are not listening

Josh Veazey

February 24, 2010

Filed under OPINION

The tackiest aspect of cable news is when, lacking anything of substance to report to us, they decide to take us “inside politics.” They invite veteran political strategists (who may or may not have any real access to the Ob...

Grabbing at straws

Will Thomas

February 24, 2010

Filed under OPINION

Last week, controversy erupted in the race to become Alabama’s Democratic nominee for governor. The two men in the race, Congressman Artur Davis and Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, have been campaigning for the n...

Wage increase not best solution for CrimsonRide drivers

Letter to the Editor

February 24, 2010

Filed under OPINION

The CrimsonRide drivers’ struggle to make ends meet inspires much empathy. Few of us have grown up in such desperation as their families. However, the best decisions are based not on emotion, but on logic. From this perspecti...

Our View: Nuclear power plants needed

Our View

February 24, 2010

Filed under OPINION

In short: Investment in nuclear power provides a safer, greener energy alternative When President Obama promised during his campaign to work on weaning the United States off its dependence on fossil fuels, many expected governmen...

Reversing our culture of division

Ian Sams

February 22, 2010

Filed under OPINION

On Sunday, The New York Times ran letters to the editor from retiring Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., and former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., that decried the partisanship and inefficacy of the United States Senate. In their letters, ...

What’s wrong with Iran’s nukes?

Letter to the Editor

February 22, 2010

Filed under OPINION

Since last fall when it was announced that a secret nuclear facility had been discovered in the Iranian city of Qom, concerns about the nefarious plans of the Islamic regime have been running at a fever pitch. Unless they are st...

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