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Elections Board must become more transparent

Elections Board must become more transparent

March 20, 2017

I want to preface this column by stating that I believe this year’s Elections Board has done a pretty good job. I take no issue with any of their specific findings. Additionally, on more than one occasion...

The appointment of Strange is a new low for Alabama

The appointment of Strange is a new low for Alabama

February 13, 2017

On Wednesday night, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was confirmed by the Senate to serve as our nation’s next attorney general. By 7 a.m. on Thursday, Gov. Bentley had turned a positive moment in our State’s...

Political ignorance is a threat to our democracy

Political ignorance is a threat to our democracy

October 25, 2016

The famously witty Winston Churchill is credited with saying that “the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” I regularly read public opinion data, and...

​School Board Trial marks the end of an embarrassing saga for UA

​School Board Trial marks the end of an embarrassing saga for UA

September 27, 2016

Josh Shumate | OpinionsAt 9 a.m., in Judge Robert’s courtroom, the long awaited trial to decide a 2013 Tuscaloosa City School Board election will take place. This marks the beginning of the end to a...

Free speech blurs the line between the left and right

September 15, 2016

Next month, The University of Alabama College Republicans is hosting an event featuring controversial Breitbart News Tech Editor, Milo Yiannopoulos. Yiannopoulos, an openly gay conservative from Britain,...

“No Fly, No Buy” is a violation of civil liberties

June 29, 2016

Last Wednesday morning, House Democrats, led by civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, took to floor and sat down in a symbolic attempt to prevent the leadership finishing up the legislative agenda...

It’s time to expand medical amnesty

November 16, 2015

Over the last few weeks, the University’s chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy has been working to put together a campaign to expand the Medical Amnesty Policy at the University.As some of you...

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