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  • Editorial: "Triumph and Conquest"

    Editorial: "Triumph and Conquest"

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:20:09 GMT
    This week marks the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings; bombings that claimed the lives of four and injured more than 260 people.  A year ago this week was to be a day of triumph andMore >>
    This week marks the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings; bombings that claimed the lives of four and injured more than 260 people.  A year ago this week was to be a day of triumph andMore >>
  • Editorial: "Money is Power"

    Editorial: "Money is Power"

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-10 23:20:06 GMT
    Last week the Supreme Court struck down overall limits individuals can contribute to candidates and political committees during a two-year federal election cycle now. The ruling resulted in a divided Supreme CourtMore >>
    Last week the Supreme Court struck down overall limits individuals can contribute to candidates and political committees during a two-year federal election cycle now. The ruling resulted in a divided Supreme CourtMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: "Crime Victims' Rights Week"

    Guest Editorial: "Crime Victims' Rights Week"

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:20:03 GMT
    Every year, millions of people have their lives changed forever by crime. They are our family, neighbors, friends, and colleagues. Crime victims often struggle to work, pay bills, or support their lovedMore >>
    Every year, millions of people have their lives changed forever by crime. They are our family, neighbors, friends, and colleagues.More >>
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  • Editorial: Happy Holidays

    Editorial: Happy Holidays

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 7:15 PM EST2013-12-25 00:15:09 GMT
    Happy Holidays! When I say Happy Holidays to some people they think I am ignoring Christmas and trying to just be politically correct. That couldn't be any further from the truth. I really mean Happy HolidaysMore >>
    Happy Holidays! When I say Happy Holidays to some people they think I am ignoring Christmas and trying to just be politically correct. That couldn't be any further from the truth. I really mean Happy Holidays and that certainly includes Christmas.More >>
  • Editorial "Viewer Feedback: End the Conversation/Gambling"

    Editorial "Viewer Feedback: End the Conversation/Gambling"

    Thursday, December 19 2013 7:20 PM EST2013-12-20 00:20:06 GMT
    Our editorial earlier this week asking our legislators to again allow Alabamians to vote "yes" or "no" on legalized gaming elicited the following feedback via emails received and comments on wsfa.com andMore >>
    Our editorial earlier this week asking our legislators to again allow Alabamians to vote "yes" or "no" on legalized gaming elicited the following feedback via emails received and comments on wsfa.com andMore >>
  • Editorial: "End the Conversation"

    Editorial: "End the Conversation"

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 7:20 PM EST2013-12-18 00:20:09 GMT
    What do you say we end the conversation once and for all on legalizing gambling in Alabama and pass legislation next year to let the people of Alabama vote and gamble if they so desire?  This week marksMore >>
    What do you say we end the conversation once and for all on legalizing gambling in Alabama and pass legislation next year to let the people of Alabama vote and gamble if they so desire?  This week marksMore >>

Our Race Relations editorial this week drew this response from Patricia Russell from Pike Road: “Your last comment in the editorial is the bottom line as far as I’m concerned.   The character and moral values of a person are very important in our choice of friends.  Color is not important! We attend worship with those whose skin is black.  They are our brothers and sisters in Christ.  If all people, regardless of color will live as law-abiding citizens and if they will accept responsibility for their behavior, they should be accepted for anything for which they are qualified.” 

Regarding our editorial on Taxing Troubles, Steve from Deatsville responded “We may be 50th in tax revenue but near that on wages also.  You can’t tax welfare and social security and how many counties have a majority of its population living on that?” 

Jim Miller from Mathews emailed: “We would not be in the current situation if the legislature had not overturned the Governor’s veto several years back and passed a large salary increase for teachers, knowing they could not pay for it in future years, even at the larger revenues we enjoyed.  Instead of putting away our large windfall of revenue for a rainy day, our legislature spent it.  We need new leadership in the legislature that can demonstrate fiscal responsibility and look out to the future years, not just to the next election.” 

And an update on our Steady Improvement editorial regarding Montgomery County Public Schools:  there are now seven career academies serving 360 students and the number of students enrolled is expected to increase to 800 next year and 1,300 the following year.  That is a terrific accomplishment that our entire community should applaud! 

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