Alabama Opinion Editorials

COVID-19 Is Exposing Ugly Truths

Clete Wetli | April 30, 2020 | Opinion Article

The sheer volume of infections, deaths, and related statistics associated with this crisis are nightmarish and unfathomable. What’s worse is that it’s highly likely that much has gone unreported and uncounted.

Workers Have Always Sacrificed

David Story | April 28, 2020 | Opinion Article

This year, as every past year, May 1st will come and go without much contemplation by anyone. As president of the Machinists Union Local 44 in Decatur, AL it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to me. I’m a fifth-generation Morgan County, AL resident,...

Reflections On A Pretty Good Easter

Jeremy Jeffcoat | April 13, 2020 | Opinion Article

Just as it was for everyone, our Easter was different this year. No church service to attend, no large family gathering, or huddling close for pictures. The COVID 19 outbreak has temporarily taken all of that from us. We were able, though, to have a...

Alabama Republicans Pretend To Be ‘Shocked’

Clete Wetli | April 10, 2020 | Opinion Article

Although much more needs to be said about the absence of leadership and the gross incompetence that many Republicans have demonstrated throughout this crisis, so many of the real problems facing us were already created by them years ago and they’ve been festering ever since.

Dear Gov. Ivey: Let’s Not Be Wisconsin

Jeremy Jeffcoat | April 8, 2020 | Opinion Article collection of vote badges

Governor Kay Ivey and Secretary of State John Merrill need to immediately review the footage of yesterday’s primary elections in Wisconsin. Long lines of voters in masks, standing far too close together, and in groups so large that it violates literally every published guideline. There...

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