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  • Editorial: "Presents"

    Editorial: "Presents"

    Tuesday, December 25 2012 5:04 AM EST2012-12-25 10:04:19 GMT
    This week parents all over our country will be hugging their children a little tighter.  Following yet another senseless act of violence in Newtown, Connecticut, the reality of just how precious life isMore >>
    This week parents all over our country will be hugging their children a little tighter.  Following yet another senseless act of violence in Newtown, Connecticut, the reality of just how precious life is and that fact you never know when it will end becomes all the more real.More >>
  • Guest Editorial: "ASU Community Outcry"

    Guest Editorial: "ASU Community Outcry"

    Thursday, December 20 2012 8:52 PM EST2012-12-21 01:52:48 GMT
    For the first time in years there is an outcry from the community seeking answers to questions that have lingered for years at Alabama State University. The intermingling of politics and higher educationMore >>
    For the first time in years there is an outcry from the community seeking answers to questions that have lingered for years at Alabama State University. The intermingling of politics and higher educationMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: "Connecticut Shootings"

    Guest Editorial: "Connecticut Shootings"

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-12-19 00:20:06 GMT
    My family and I have decided to respond to the horrific shootings in Newtown, Connecticut this past Friday in the following three ways: First, we are going to pray for the people of Newtown. Psalm 34;18More >>
    My family and I have decided to respond to the horrific shootings in Newtown, Connecticut this past Friday in the following three ways: First, we are going to pray for the people of Newtown. Psalm 34;18More >>
  • Editorial: "The More Eyes the Better"

    Editorial: "The More Eyes the Better"

    "The investigations have now been completed and have revealed that a small group of employees did in fact violate Montgomery Public School policies and procedures by unsuccessfully attempting to pressureMore >>
    Right now, the more eyes we can put on ASU's past and current contracts, expenditures and relationships between public and private officials the clearer the picture we will have when the investigation concludes.More >>
  • Editorial: "Black Eye"

    Editorial: "Black Eye"

    Tuesday, December 11 2012 7:33 PM EST2012-12-12 00:33:07 GMT
    "The investigations have now been completed and have revealed that a small group of employees did in fact violate Montgomery Public School policies and procedures by unsuccessfully attempting to pressureMore >>
    "The investigations have now been completed and have revealed that a small group of employees did in fact violate Montgomery Public School policies and procedures by unsuccessfully attempting to pressureMore >>
  • Editorial: "Fiscal Cliff Costs"

    Editorial: "Fiscal Cliff Costs"

    Thursday, December 6 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-12-07 00:20:04 GMT
    The volume on the "fiscal cliff" conversation has been steadily growing as our country marches closer and closer to the tax hikes and automatic spending cuts mandated in the self imposed Budget ControlMore >>
    The volume on the "fiscal cliff" conversation has been steadily growing as our country marches closer and closer to the tax hikes and automatic spending cuts mandated in the self imposed Budget ControlMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: ASU"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: ASU"

    Tuesday, December 4 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-12-05 00:20:15 GMT
    Our editorials focusing on the situation at ASU sparked a number of responses on wsfa.com and on our station's Facebook page. The first comment is from H.L. and he writes, "Let Dr. Silver give the factsMore >>
    Our editorials focusing on the situation at ASU sparked a number of responses on wsfa.com and on our station's Facebook page.  More >>
  • Editorial: "Where there's Smoke?"

    Editorial: "Where there's Smoke?"

    Thursday, November 29 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-11-30 00:20:12 GMT
    There certainly is a lot of smoke over at Alabama State University this week, but is there a fire – it depends on whom you trust. The current President Joseph Silver, currently on paid administrative leave,More >>
    There certainly is a lot of smoke over at Alabama State University this week, but is there a fire – it depends on whom you trust. The current President Joseph Silver, currently on paid administrative leave,More >>
  • Editorial: "Empower to Un-Power"

    Editorial: "Empower to Un-Power"

    Tuesday, November 27 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-11-28 00:20:32 GMT
    What a difference a week makes. Last week ASU was celebrating the grand opening of their new stadium with the 89th annual Turkey Day Classic football game. This week we are all left scratching our headsMore >>
    What a difference a week makes.  Last week ASU was celebrating the grand opening of their new stadium with the 89th annual Turkey Day Classic football game.  This week...More >>
  • Editorial: "Thankful reminders"

    Editorial: "Thankful reminders"

    Thursday, November 22 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-11-23 00:20:08 GMT
    Thanksgiving is the official holiday of gratitude, and while it's easy to be grateful for some things such as the Turkey Day Classic or the Iron Bowl… five SEC teams in the BCS top ten and Oregon and KansasMore >>
    Thanksgiving is the official holiday of gratitude, and while it's easy to be grateful for some things such as the Turkey Day Classic or the Iron Bowl… five SEC teams in the BCS top ten and Oregon and KansasMore >>
  • Editorial: "Buy Local"

    Editorial: "Buy Local"

    Tuesday, November 20 2012 7:30 PM EST2012-11-21 00:30:06 GMT
    E-Commerce or online sales by remote sellers outside of our state to buyers in Alabama exceeded $34 billion dollars in 2011, according to a study by the University of Alabama School of Business. RetailMore >>
    E-Commerce or online sales by remote sellers outside of our state to buyers in Alabama exceeded $34 billion dollars in 2011, according to a study by the University of Alabama School of Business. RetailMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: National Disgrace"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: National Disgrace"

    Thursday, November 15 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-11-16 00:20:02 GMT
    Our "National Disgrace" editorial focusing on the homeless situation with U.S. military veterans prompted a number of responses on wsfa.com and on our station's Facebook page. The first comes from DeannaMore >>
    Our "National Disgrace" editorial focusing on the homeless situation with U.S. military veterans prompted a number of responses on wsfa.com and on our station's Facebook page.  More >>
  • Editorial: "National Disgrace"

    Editorial: "National Disgrace"

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-11-14 00:20:16 GMT
    According to a report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in December of 2011 on a single night in January 636,017 people were homeless in the United States; of that totalMore >>
    According to a report released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in December of 2011 on a single night in January 636,017 people were homeless in the United States; of that totalMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: "One America"

    Guest Editorial: "One America"

    Thursday, November 8 2012 8:42 PM EST2012-11-09 01:42:23 GMT
    A few days ago, you cast your votes for candidates you felt would best lead various City, County, State, and Federal governments in various positions for the next few years. In the best interest ofMore >>
    A few days ago, you cast your votes for candidates you felt would best lead various City, County, State, and Federal governments in various positions for the next few years. In the best interest ofMore >>
  • Editorial: "Decision Time"

    Editorial: "Decision Time"

    Tuesday, November 6 2012 7:39 PM EST2012-11-07 00:39:08 GMT
    This week votes will be cast for local, state and national elected leadership positions. This week political campaign ads on broadcast television stations, cable networks and radio will cease. This weekMore >>
    This week votes will be cast for local, state and national elected leadership positions. This week political campaign ads on broadcast television stations, cable networks and radio will cease. This weekMore >>
  • Editorial: "Feedback: Lacking Leadership"

    Editorial: "Feedback: Lacking Leadership"

    Thursday, November 1 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-11-01 23:20:12 GMT
    This week's editorial "Lacking Leadership" focused on the issues our Montgomery County School Board has working together and the problems brought about due to a continued lack of open dialogue and collaboration.More >>
    This week's editorial "Lacking Leadership" focused on the issues our Montgomery County School Board has working together and the problems brought about due to a continued lack of open dialogue and collaboration.More >>
  • Editorial: Lacking Leadership

    Editorial: Lacking Leadership

    Tuesday, October 30 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-10-30 23:20:42 GMT
    There was quite a spectacle at last Friday's Montgomery County Board of Education meeting. As the meeting was about to conclude it was disclosed that the President of the school board had circulated aMore >>
    There was quite a spectacle at last Friday's Montgomery County Board of Education meeting. As the meeting was about to conclude it was disclosed that the President of the school board had circulated aMore >>
  • Editorials: "Viewer Feedback: Anti-Bullying Month"

    Editorials: "Viewer Feedback: Anti-Bullying Month"

    Thursday, October 25 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-10-25 23:20:14 GMT
    Our Anti-Bullying Month editorial prompted a number of responses wsfa.com and on our Facebook page. The first comes from Joel and he writes, "There is no way to stop bullying. It's sad but true, soMore >>
    Our Anti-Bullying Month editorial prompted a number of responses wsfa.com and on our Facebook page.More >>
  • Editorial: "Get Out and Vote"

    Editorial: "Get Out and Vote"

    Tuesday, October 23 2012 8:13 PM EDT2012-10-24 00:13:28 GMT
    If you are satisfied with current leadership and if you believe four more years are best for our country, then you have probably already made up your mind. If, on the other hand, you feel a change isMore >>
    If you are satisfied with current leadership and if you believe four more years are best for our country, then you have probably already made up your mind. If, on the other hand, you feel a change isMore >>
  • Editorial: “Vetoed Veto”

    Editorial: “Vetoed Veto”

    Thursday, October 18 2012 7:21 PM EDT2012-10-18 23:21:45 GMT
    Tuesday evening the Prattville City Council overrode Mayor Bill Gillespie's veto and approved extending the 1-cent sale-tax through September of 2031 – another 19 years. The majority of the city's debtMore >>
    While no one wants to pay more taxes we applaud this council for having the courage to do what it had to do in order to move their city forward, stay on track with debt payment obligations and react to our current recessive economy.More >>
  • Editorial: "Anti Bullying Month"

    Editorial: "Anti Bullying Month"

    Tuesday, October 16 2012 7:27 PM EDT2012-10-16 23:27:40 GMT
    Bullying has been defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involve a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, overMore >>
    Bullying takes many forms and can be verbal, physical, social or all of the above.  Bullying is no longer a shove in the hall or being called an unpleasant name in front of peers.More >>
  • Editorial: "Compensation Amendment"

    Editorial: "Compensation Amendment"

    Thursday, October 11 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-10-11 23:20:17 GMT
    This November we Alabamians will be casting votes on 10 amendments in addition to the state and federal races on the ballot. One amendment sure to get a lot of attention focuses on legislative pay andMore >>
    This November we Alabamians will be casting votes on 10 amendments in addition to the state and federal races on the ballot. One amendment sure to get a lot of attention focuses on legislative pay and expenses.  It reads as follows:More >>
  • Editorial - "Presidential Pivot"

    Editorial - "Presidential Pivot"

    Thursday, October 4 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-10-04 23:20:13 GMT
    Did you watch the debate on Wednesday?  I did, and like so many others I certainly have an opinion about who won and who lost. But, did you notice something?  It's something that...More >>
    Did you watch the debate on Wednesday?  I did, and like so many others I certainly have an opinion about who won and who lost. But, did you notice something?  It's something that...More >>
  • Editorial: "Good Investment"

    Editorial: "Good Investment"

    Tuesday, October 2 2012 9:01 PM EDT2012-10-03 01:01:25 GMT
    When you think about the careers that pay the highest wages what comes to mind? Your short list might include Heart Surgeons, Investment Bankers or Lawyers. Would you be surprised to learn that collegeMore >>
    When you think about the careers that pay the highest wages what comes to mind? Your short list might include Heart Surgeons, Investment Bankers or Lawyers. Would you be surprised to learn that...More >>
  • Editorial - "License to Drive"

    Editorial - "License to Drive"

    Thursday, September 27 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-09-27 23:20:21 GMT
    One out of five motorists in Alabama operates a motor vehicle with no liability insurance resulting in our state ranking the sixth worst in the nation. A startling statistic given in June of 2000 AlabamaMore >>
    One out of five motorists in Alabama operates a motor vehicle with no liability insurance resulting in our state ranking the sixth worst in the nation...More >>
  • Editorial: "Prisoner Problem"

    Editorial: "Prisoner Problem"

    Tuesday, September 25 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-09-25 23:20:44 GMT
    There's been a lot of talk lately about jobs and what the government is doing to create more opportunities for hardworking American's. Would it be surprising to know that the same government that speaksMore >>
    There's been a lot of talk lately about jobs and what the government is doing to create more opportunities for hardworking American's. Would it be surprising to know that the same government that speaksMore >>
  • Editorial: Kick the can

    Editorial: Kick the can

    Thursday, September 20 2012 7:34 PM EDT2012-09-20 23:34:09 GMT
    Well the people have spoken and the proverbial budget can has been kicked down the road another three years.  It's a fact that the budget without an influx of cash would not have balanced (which it mustMore >>
    Well the people have spoken and the proverbial budget can has been kicked down the road another three years.More >>
  • Editorial: A Penny for Your Thoughts

    Editorial: A Penny for Your Thoughts

    Tuesday, September 18 2012 9:04 PM EDT2012-09-19 01:04:03 GMT
    Maybe we should already know that Alabama along with 46 other states legally sells our personal information on the registered voter rolls.  Maybe we should – but most didn't. Anyone can buy your name,More >>
    Maybe we should already know that Alabama along with 46 other states legally sells our personal information on the registered voter rolls.  Maybe we should – but most didn't.More >>
  • Guest Editorial: "Vote Yes on the amendment"

    Guest Editorial: "Vote Yes on the amendment"

    Friday, September 14 2012 7:47 PM EDT2012-09-14 23:47:41 GMT
    This Tuesday you will have a very important vote to cast on a constitutional amendment that will have a direct impact on everyone's quality of life in Alabama. Don't be misled by the very few opponentsMore >>
    This Tuesday you will have a very important vote to cast on a constitutional amendment that will have a direct impact on everyone's quality of life in Alabama.More >>
  • Guest Editorial: "Bust the Trust"

    Guest Editorial: "Bust the Trust"

    Friday, September 14 2012 7:43 PM EDT2012-09-14 23:43:18 GMT
    Editor's Note: The following is a guest editorial from Alabama State Representative Joe Hubbard (D-Montgomery) who is against the Sept. 18th Constitutional Amendment to take money from the Alabama TrustMore >>
    As a candidate, Governor Bentley told us the State is hurting and needs a doctor.  Rather than offer us a cure for our budget problems, he is asking us to accept a Band-Aid on September 18.  But, there remains the time and the will to find a cure. More >>
  • Editorial: "We Will Never Forget"

    Editorial: "We Will Never Forget"

    Tuesday, September 11 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-09-11 23:20:11 GMT
    We remember all who lost their lives 11 years ago this week during the tragedies that took place on 9/11. We remember the mom's and dad's, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, grandparents, friends,More >>
    We remember all who lost their lives 11 years ago this week during the tragedies that took place on 9/11.  More >>
  • Editorial: "More Questions than Answers"

    Editorial: "More Questions than Answers"

    Friday, September 7 2012 6:31 PM EDT2012-09-07 22:31:21 GMT
    Alabama State Representative Mac McCutcheon said he's reworking a controversial bill that failed to pass this year. McCutcheon said he wants Alabama to raise its age of consent for sexual acts from 16More >>
    Alabama State Representative Mac McCutcheon said he's reworking a controversial bill to raise the age of consent for sexual acts from 16 to 18 years of age.More >>
  • Editorial: "Conventional Wisdom"

    Editorial: "Conventional Wisdom"

    Tuesday, September 4 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-09-04 23:20:06 GMT
    Last week the Republican Party held its convention in Tampa and this week the Democrat's will conduct theirs in Charlotte as each party gears up for the November election only two short months away. IfMore >>
    Last week the Republican Party held its convention in Tampa and this week the Democrat's will conduct theirs in Charlotte as each party gears up for the November election only two short months away. IfMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: Sept. is National Preparedness Month

    Guest Editorial: Sept. is National Preparedness Month

    Thursday, August 30 2012 8:33 PM EDT2012-08-31 00:33:18 GMT
    September is National Preparedness Month. Born out of the tremendous response to the 9/11 tragedy, the concept of "national preparedness" is really the concept of creating a nation of prepared individuals,More >>
    September is National Preparedness Month. Born out of the tremendous response to the 9/11 tragedy, the concept of "national preparedness" is really the concept of creating a nation of prepared individuals,More >>
  • Editorial: "Lessons Learned"

    Editorial: "Lessons Learned"

    Tuesday, August 28 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-08-28 23:20:10 GMT
    Normally this time of year during the week preceding Labor Day Alabamians are getting excited and preparing for the return of a most favored past-time – College Football. This week all eye's have beenMore >>
    Normally this time of year during the week preceding Labor Day Alabamians are getting excited and preparing for the return of a most favored past-time – College Football. This week all eye's have beenMore >>
  • Editorial: "Fore! Make that Two"

    Editorial: "Fore! Make that Two"

    Thursday, August 23 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-08-23 23:20:42 GMT
    This week Augusta National Golf Club instituted some changes. For the first time since it opened in 1933 women are now allowed to be members of the club – one of them being former Secretary of State CondoleezzaMore >>
    This week Augusta National Golf Club instituted some changes. For the first time since it opened in 1933 women are now allowed to be members of the club – one of them being former Secretary of State CondoleezzaMore >>
  • Editorial: "Judgment Day"

    Editorial: "Judgment Day"

    Tuesday, August 21 2012 8:17 PM EDT2012-08-22 00:17:48 GMT
    On September 18th the people of Alabama will make their choices known at the polls and decide if our state constitution should be rewritten to allow Governor Bentley and the current administration to transferMore >>
    On September 18th the people of Alabama will make their choices known at the polls and decide if our state constitution should be rewritten to allow Governor Bentley and the current administration to transferMore >>
  • Editorial: "Feedback: Hallowed Ground"

    Editorial: "Feedback: Hallowed Ground"

    Thursday, August 16 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-08-16 23:20:48 GMT
    This week's editorial "Hallowed Ground" focused on the recently enacted law that places restrictions on protesting at military funerals. Specifically noted in this editorial was The Westboro Baptist churchMore >>
    This week's editorial "Hallowed Ground" focused on the recently enacted law that places restrictions on protesting at military funerals. Specifically noted in this editorial was The Westboro Baptist churchMore >>
  • Editorial: "Hallowed Ground"

    Editorial: "Hallowed Ground"

    Tuesday, August 14 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-08-14 23:20:21 GMT
    Last year I editorialized on the idiotic intentions of the Westboro Baptist Church out of Topeka, Kansas to picket the funeral of a fallen Alabama Marine.More >>
    Last year I editorialized on the idiotic intentions of the Westboro Baptist Church out of Topeka, Kansas to picket the funeral of a fallen Alabama Marine.More >>
  • Editorial: Chick-fil-A week

    Editorial: Chick-fil-A week

    Thursday, August 9 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-08-09 23:20:22 GMT
    Last month the president of Chick-fil-A said that America is "inviting God's judgment on our nation" by condoning same-sex marriage. In reaction, the mayors of Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and PittsburgMore >>
    Last month the president of Chick-fil-A said that America is "inviting God's judgment on our nation" by condoning same-sex marriage. In reaction, the mayors of Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and PittsburgMore >>
  • Editorial: "Medal Tax"

    Editorial: "Medal Tax"

    Tuesday, August 7 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-08-07 23:20:50 GMT
    Senator Marco Rubio says American Olympians shouldn't be subject to IRS penalties for their accomplishments while representing our country in the Olympics. The Florida Republican introduced legislationMore >>
    Senator Marco Rubio says American Olympians shouldn't be subject to IRS penalties for their accomplishments while representing our country in the Olympics. The Florida Republican introduced...More >>
  • Editorial: Carl Stephens

    Editorial: Carl Stephens

    Thursday, August 2 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-08-02 23:20:42 GMT
    In every industry, in every business, in each of our professional lives, there are people who came before us to whom we owe a great debt. Giants on whose shoulders we stand. Former WSFA Sports DirectorMore >>
    In every industry, in every business, in each of our professional lives, there are people who came before us to whom we owe a great debt.More >>
  • Guest Editorial: Argument over Assault Weapons

    Guest Editorial: Argument over Assault Weapons

    Tuesday, July 31 2012 7:30 PM EDT2012-07-31 23:30:18 GMT
    The anti-gun firestorm over so-called "assault weapons" exploits fear, especially among people unfamiliar with firearms. Misinformation promoted by the anti-gun lobby fuels the fire. In truth, thoseMore >>
    The anti-gun firestorm over so-called "assault weapons" exploits fear, especially among people unfamiliar with firearms. Misinformation promoted by the anti-gun lobby fuels the fire. More >>
  • Editorial: Viewer Feedback - "End the Assault"

    Editorial: Viewer Feedback - "End the Assault"

    Thursday, July 26 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-07-26 23:20:21 GMT
    The purpose of these editorials is to promote thoughtful discussion about important issues in our community and nation. We received immediate response to this week's editorial on assault weapons. InMore >>
    The purpose of these editorials is to promote thoughtful discussion about important issues in our community and nation.  We received immediate response to this week's editorial on assault weapons. More >>
  • Editorial: End the Assault

    Editorial: End the Assault

    Wednesday, July 25 2012 11:25 AM EDT2012-07-25 15:25:27 GMT
    By now we've all heard the tragic and shocking story of the Aurora, Colorado lunatic equipped with an AR-15 military style assault rifle killing 12 innocent people and injuring 59 more during a movie lastMore >>
    By now we've all heard the tragic and shocking story of the Aurora, Colorado lunatic equipped with an AR-15 military style assault rifle killing 12 innocent people and injuring 59 more during a movie lastMore >>
  • Editorial: Feedback - Voter I.D.

    Editorial: Feedback - Voter I.D.

    Thursday, July 19 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-07-19 23:20:54 GMT
    Our recent "Voter I.D." editorial prompted this feedback, "I don't see what the problem is - you can get a photo ID even if you don't drive. It sounds like if someone has a problem with this they've gotMore >>
    Our recent "Voter I.D." editorial prompted this feedback, "I don't see what the problem is - you can get a photo ID even if you don't drive. It sounds like if someone has a problem with this they've gotMore >>
  • Editorial: Double Standard/Higher Standard

    Editorial: Double Standard/Higher Standard

    Tuesday, July 17 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-07-17 23:20:58 GMT
    Let's replace the current double standard in college athletics with a higher standard. Let's focus for a moment on the athletes that are considered the "best of the best" - the scholarship athletes.More >>
    Let's replace the current double standard in college athletics with a higher standard. Let's focus for a moment on the athletes that are considered the "best of the best" - the scholarship athletes.More >>
  • Editorials: Voter ID

    Editorials: Voter ID

    Friday, July 13 2012 6:13 PM EDT2012-07-13 22:13:24 GMT
    As the law stands now when Alabamians show up at the polls to vote we do not need a picture ID to prove that we are who we say we are. As a matter of fact, there is an exhaustive list of acceptable formsMore >>
    As the law stands now when Alabamians show up at the polls to vote we do not need a picture ID to prove that we are who we say we are. As a matter of fact, there is an exhaustive list of acceptable formsMore >>
  • Editorial: Welfare Cash

    Editorial: Welfare Cash

    Tuesday, July 10 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-07-10 23:20:33 GMT
    The majority of those on welfare spend the money they receive on basic necessities for themselves and their families. However there are some who use the cash they receive from their welfare debit cardsMore >>
    The majority of those on welfare spend the money they receive on basic necessities for themselves and their families. However....More >>
  • Editorial: "Equality"

    Editorial: "Equality"

    Thursday, July 5 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-07-05 23:20:34 GMT
    If you drink and drive and kill someone in Alabama while operating a car you will be sentenced from one to 10 years in prison. If you drink and drive and kill someone while operating a boat you will beMore >>
    If you drink and drive and kill someone in Alabama while operating a car you will be sentenced from one to 10 years in prison. If you drink and drive and kill someone while operating a boat you will beMore >>
  • Editorial: Dream Big

    Editorial: Dream Big

    Tuesday, July 3 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-07-03 23:20:26 GMT
    Remember when you were young and your parents told you to work hard, dream big and never give up and you could accomplish anything? I venture to guess more than a few Alabamians this week were givenMore >>
    Remember when you were young and your parents told you to work hard, dream big and never give up and you could accomplish anything? I venture to guess more than a few Alabamians this week were givenMore >>
  • Editorial: Mandatory Juvenile Sentencing

    Editorial: Mandatory Juvenile Sentencing

    Thursday, June 28 2012 8:42 PM EDT2012-06-29 00:42:38 GMT
    The Supreme Court ruled on Monday limiting the use of mandatory life sentencing without parole for those under the age of 18 convicted of murder, ruling that judges must consider the defendant's youthMore >>
    Alabama is one of twenty-six states that imposed mandatory life sentences without parole for convicted murderers and applied this policy to individuals as young as 14 years old; the subject of the case brought before the Supreme Court in Miller v. Alabama was a convicted murderer age 14 years old.More >>
  • Editorial: Immigration Ruling

    Editorial: Immigration Ruling

    Tuesday, June 26 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-06-26 23:20:42 GMT
    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected much of Arizona's controversial immigration law, but upheld other provisions, delivering a split decision to the Obama administration. So if you are keeping scoreMore >>
    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected much of Arizona's controversial immigration law, but upheld other provisions, delivering a split decision to the Obama administration. So if you are keeping score...More >>
  • Editorial: Changes at Ala. newspapers

    Editorial: Changes at Ala. newspapers

    Friday, June 22 2012 7:17 PM EDT2012-06-22 23:17:16 GMT
    Last week three major daily newspapers in Alabama, The Birmingham News, The Mobile Press-Register and The Huntsville Times, laid off about 400 employees. The newspapers will cut back their printing schedulesMore >>
    Last week three major daily newspapers in Alabama, The Birmingham News, The Mobile Press-Register and The Huntsville Times, laid off about 400 employees. The newspapers will cut back their printing schedulesMore >>
  • Editorial: Viewer Feedback

    Editorial: Viewer Feedback

    Friday, June 22 2012 11:35 AM EDT2012-06-22 15:35:29 GMT
    In response to our editorial admonishing drivers to obey Alabama's new law prohibiting texting while driving, we received this comment: "Tail-gating causes more wrecks than texting. Even if you areMore >>
    In response to our editorial admonishing drivers to obey Alabama's new law prohibiting texting while driving, we received this comment: "Tail-gating causes more wrecks than texting. Even if you areMore >>
  • Editorial: Fund and Food Drive 2012

    Editorial: Fund and Food Drive 2012

    Thursday, May 31 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-05-31 23:20:20 GMT
    It's hard to believe it's been a year since WSFA 12 News hosted our last Fund and Food Drive. If you recall last year the event took place on the heels of those terrible tornadoes that ravaged our stateMore >>
    It's hard to believe it's been a year since WSFA 12 News hosted our last Fund and Food Drive.  If you recall last year the event took place on the heels of those terrible tornadoes...More >>
  • Editorial: Graduation

    Editorial: Graduation

    Thursday, May 24 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-05-24 23:20:46 GMT
    Caps and gowns, tears and hugs, high fives and pumped fists – it is that time of year - graduation. All over our state this month young men and women are walking down the aisles with diplomas in handMore >>
    Caps and gowns, tears and hugs, high fives and pumped fists – it is that time of year - graduation. All over our state this month young men and women are walking down the aisles with diplomas in handMore >>
  • Editorial: Eyes on the Road

    Editorial: Eyes on the Road

    Friday, May 18 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-05-18 23:20:53 GMT
    If you text and drive it's a matter of WHEN and not IF you will be involved in an accident. The odds are stacked against you when your eyes and hands are more focused on your cell phone than they areMore >>
    If you text and drive it's a matter of WHEN and not IF you will be involved in an accident.  The odds are stacked against you when your eyes and hands are more focused on your cell phone than they are the other motorists on the roadways.More >>
  • EDITORIAL: Viewer Feedback

    EDITORIAL: Viewer Feedback

    Tuesday, May 15 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-05-15 23:20:31 GMT
    On our editorial suggesting that the governor raise taxes to fund Medicaid, we received these comments: "If the budget is passed at this severely cut rate, the shortage of physicians, hospitals, and clinicsMore >>
    On our editorial suggesting that the governor raise taxes to fund Medicaid, we received these comments:More >>
  • Editorial: Hard Time/Full-Time

    Editorial: Hard Time/Full-Time

    Tuesday, May 1 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-05-01 23:20:35 GMT
    If your commute includes I-85 in the mornings I'm sure you've noticed men alongside the roadways picking up trash and road debris and thought to yourself "who would want to do that?"More >>
    If your commute includes I-85 in the mornings I'm sure you've noticed men alongside the roadways picking up trash and road debris and thought to yourself "who would want to do that?"More >>
  • Editorial: No Regrets

    Editorial: No Regrets

    Friday, April 20 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-04-20 23:20:42 GMT
    For the next sixty seconds I want you to give yourself permission to push pause on whatever you are doing and listen and reflect for a moment. I did this recently after reading an article titled "Top fiveMore >>
  • Editorial: Food Stamp of Approval?

    Editorial: Food Stamp of Approval?

    Wednesday, April 18 2012 7:27 PM EDT2012-04-18 23:27:31 GMT
    Representative Christopher John England (Tuscaloosa) has sponsored a bill in the Alabama legislature that would allow convicted felons of drug crimes to receive food stamps under certain circumstances.More >>
  • Guest Editorial: Sagging pants

    Guest Editorial: Sagging pants

    Friday, April 13 2012 7:00 PM EDT2012-04-13 23:00:36 GMT
    Back in 2007 Rose McCall did an editorial about "Sagging Pants" and the need to do away with this fad, and many of you made comments about it pro and con. More >>
  • Guest Editorial: Obesity Rate

    Guest Editorial: Obesity Rate

    Wednesday, April 11 2012 2:49 PM EDT2012-04-11 18:49:54 GMT
    Two years ago, our obesity rate was 34.6%, tied for highest in the country! The latest figures show our rate has dropped to 30.9%! More >>
  • Editorial: Numbers Game

    Editorial: Numbers Game

    Thursday, April 5 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-04-05 23:20:48 GMT
    For the new fiscal year starting October 1, legislative fiscal experts are predicting another $342 million that will need to be cut in spending over and beyond what was budgeted and spent in 2012. YouMore >>
  • Editorial: Speeding makes no sense

    Editorial: Speeding makes no sense

    Thursday, March 29 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-03-29 23:20:44 GMT
    During spring break two years ago I did an editorial that I think merits repeating. It was about speeding and how it doesn't make sense to, because the benefits are outweighed by the risks. If you speedMore >>
  • Editorial: Viewer feedback

    Editorial: Viewer feedback

    Tuesday, March 27 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-03-27 23:20:24 GMT
    Last week's editorial on Governor Bentley's declaring proration of 10.6% in Alabama prompted these comments: "There should be a sin tax on cigarettes and liquor… and what about having a lottery likeMore >>
  • Editorial: Wolverines Win!

    Editorial: Wolverines Win!

    March 16, 2012 05:20 PM CDT2012-03-19 15:48:07 GMT
    Making this season all the more impressive was Carver finishing out the season with a 23-game winning streak.More >>
  • Editorial: East Meets West in Monroeville

    Editorial: East Meets West in Monroeville

    Tuesday, March 13 2012 7:20 PM EDT2012-03-13 23:20:25 GMT
    300 senior level executives, business leaders, government officials and community leaders from Alabama and China are set to come together this week in a groundbreaking 2-day symposium in Monroeville, Alabama.More >>
  • Editorial: Retaining Talent

    Editorial: Retaining Talent

    Thursday, March 8 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-03-09 00:20:53 GMT
    Best selling business author Jim Collins is quoted as saying "If I were running a company today, I would have one priority above all others: to acquire as many of the best people as I could …[because]More >>
  • Editorial: Tax Holiday

    Editorial: Tax Holiday

    Tuesday, March 6 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-03-07 00:20:36 GMT
    last week Governor Bentley announced legislation calling for an annual sales tax holiday on items related to severe weather preparedness. Common supplies that every home or business might need duringMore >>
  • Editorial: Down with the Raise

    Editorial: Down with the Raise

    Tuesday, February 28 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-02-29 00:20:29 GMT
    Our 140 House and Senate legislators have a choice to make – take the cost of living allowance pay raise of $1,608 dollars or decline the increase in writing.More >>
  • Editorial: Viewer Feedback

    Editorial: Viewer Feedback

    Saturday, February 25 2012 7:21 PM EST2012-02-26 00:21:07 GMT
    Our recent "Crime: Perception vs Reality" editorial prompted this feedback...More >>
  • Editorial: Crime Perception/Reality

    Editorial: Crime Perception/Reality

    Tuesday, February 21 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-02-22 00:20:41 GMT
    Perception and reality are not always on the same page.  One would think lately with all the instances of violent crime in the River Region that we are living in a war zone.More >>
  • Editorial: Feathers Flying

    Editorial: Feathers Flying

    Thursday, February 16 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-02-17 00:20:54 GMT
    An Alabama Senate Committee has approved proposed legislation to increase the fine for those involved in cockfighting from $50 to $6,000 with up to a year in jail. More >>
  • Editorial: State Lottery

    Editorial: State Lottery

    Feb 14, 2012 06:20 PM CST2012-02-15 01:27:51 GMT
    Right now lawmakers are dealing with the harsh reality of funding shortfalls for schools, state agencies and state programs.  If they continue to hold the line that taxes will not be raised...More >>
  • Editorial: 2012 Legislative Session

    Editorial: 2012 Legislative Session

    Tuesday, February 7 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-02-08 00:20:26 GMT
    The 2012 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature convenes this week with many an issue to tackle – most notably as mentioned in prior editorials - the $400 million dollar General Fund budget shortfall.More >>
  • Editorial: Alabama Gives Day

    Editorial: Alabama Gives Day

    Friday, February 3 2012 3:49 PM EST2012-02-03 20:49:03 GMT
    If there's one thing Alabamians do well its support those in need – that is the mission of today's first ever Alabama Gives Day.More >>
  • Editorial: Legislative Immunity

    Editorial: Legislative Immunity

    Tuesday, January 31 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-02-01 00:20:22 GMT
    I don't know about you, but every 111 years or so I like to dust things off a bit. This week's spring cleaning (knowing full and well we are still in winter) focuses on Article IV, Section 56 in the Alabama Constitution.More >>
  • Editorials: Storm Safety

    Editorials: Storm Safety

    Friday, January 27 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-01-28 00:20:50 GMT
    More than 30,000 children were released early from school this week due to the storms that pushed through our area.More >>
  • Editorial: General Fund Shortfall

    Editorial: General Fund Shortfall

    Tuesday, January 24 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-01-25 00:20:53 GMT
    The start of Alabama's 2013 fiscal year is a short seven months away with large issues to be dealt with.  How large – how about $400 million dollar large?  More >>
  • Editorial: Presidential Primaries

    Editorial: Presidential Primaries

    Friday, January 20 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-01-21 00:20:24 GMT
    This weekend South Carolina voters will head to the poles to vote for their candidate of choice in the republican primary for President.  We in Alabama will have to wait until March 13th to cast our votes.More >>
  • Editorial: Tuskegee Airmen

    Editorial: Tuskegee Airmen

    Wednesday, January 18 2012 1:40 PM EST2012-01-18 18:40:12 GMT
    For those that didn't know - before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the US military. In 1941, civil rights organizations exerted pressure that resulted in the formation of...More >>
  • Editorial: Pay Up

    Editorial: Pay Up

    Thursday, January 12 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-01-13 00:20:38 GMT
    We've all had that downtown lunch meeting that ran just a little longer than expected. We finish up our good-byes and then walk briskly to our cars parked at a meter hoping that there's no ticket. SometimesMore >>
  • Editorial: Alabama Pride

    Editorial: Alabama Pride

    Tuesday, January 10 2012 7:28 PM EST2012-01-11 00:28:54 GMT
    It's a great day to be an Alabamian. We fight hard in this state –whether it's demanding that BP do all that is necessary to clean up our Gulf and beaches, or the rebuilding of homes and lives following..More >>
  • Editorials: Hazing

    Editorials: Hazing

    Friday, January 6 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-01-07 00:20:56 GMT
    Last year I editorialized passionately about the need to address and stop bullying focusing primarily on children and adolescents.More >>
  • Editorial: Resolutions

    Editorial: Resolutions

    Wednesday, January 4 2012 8:49 AM EST2012-01-04 13:49:06 GMT
    Where did 2011 go?  For some it couldn't have ended soon enough and for others it went by way too fast.  Have you given thought to any resolutions for the New Year?More >>
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  • Guest Editorial: "Two immigration problems"

    Guest Editorial: "Two immigration problems"

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:44:19 GMT
    Since October over 57,000 children have been brought into the United States illegally, most from Central America by profiteering smugglers misrepresenting a 2008 U.S. immigration law to the parents whoMore >>
    Since October over 57,000 children have been brought into the United States illegally, most from Central America by profiteering smugglers misrepresenting a 2008 U.S. immigration law to the parents whoMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: For the Greater Good"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: For the Greater Good"

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:20:09 GMT
    Our editorial earlier this week focusing on the requests for two ASU board members to resign lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
    Our editorial earlier this week focusing on the requests for two ASU board members to resign lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
  • Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:20:04 GMT
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU'sMore >>
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU'sMore >>
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