Seizure of phone records an insult to independent press
The Justice Department’s explanation that it complied with national security laws, and limited its review of last year’s April and May records to the phone numbers of the callers and not the content of the calls, is thin cover for this affront to the free press clause of the First Amendment.
Gun law salve that won't heal
The Tuscaloosa News on state senate's gun law:
- ‘Double-dipping’ shouldn’t be used to buy influence
- Open Meetings Act should be protected
State parks' funding base has eroded
Sadly, the mindset that led to the creation of the parks system has gradually given way to a strict dollars-and-cents point of view that fails to recognize the less easily measured — but no less real — benefits of a healthy, well maintained parks system.
Moore left UA athletics with legacy intact
UA named Bill Battle as athletics director, and we’re sure he will do a fine job. But no one will ever replace Mal Moore.
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The time for talk is over
When the political game in Washington begins to affect us at the local level, we hope the players who let it happen are sent packing come election time.
Fraternal Order of Police should be cheered on law
Alabama law enforcement had a problem. Under state law, second-degree burglary is committed “when a person unlawfully enters a lawfully occupied residence with intent to commit a theft or felony inside.” Well, that should be illegal.
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