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Alabama Redux

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

All over Alabama the lights are out. James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men With all the excitement about events in Washington this week, it's eas...

Christian Proselytizing as a Form of Oppression

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.15.2016 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Televangelist Pastor Mark Burns, a Donald Trump surrogate who often travels with his candidate around the campaign trail, warmed up the crowd at a ral...

Alabama Governor Calls Inmate Advocates 'Crazy' To Sue State

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) knows his state has a serious prison problem, but he had some harsh words for reform groups suing the state over a...

John Celock

GOP Gov. Refuses To Address Controversial Ban | John Celock | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

The Republican governor of Alabama declined to say why he signed a bill banning the United Nations Agenda 21 sustainability program in his state. ...

John Celock

Governors Target Prescription Drug Abuse | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

The nation's governors have begun studying prescription drug abuse and plan to develop best practices that can be used by state governments. The N...

John Celock

GOP Governor Says He Hasn't Studied Controversial Ultrasound Bill | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) said Sunday morning that he has just learned about the transvaginal ultrasound bill pending in the state...

Anna Staver

Opponents Of Alabama Immigration Law Seek Allies In Business Sector | Anna Staver | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Opponents of Alabama's contested immigration law are asking local manufacturers of Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai cars to help them pu...

Immigration: Opportunities, Not Moats

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

If we focused on financially penalizing businesses that employed illegal immigrants, instead of punishing the immigrants themselves, we might diminish the demand for jobs of which there is a seemingly never ending supply.

Bishop Calls Alabama Immigration Law Nation's 'Meanest'

Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion

By Greg Garrison Religion News Service (BIRMINGHAM) A new Alabama law that makes it a crime to offer rides to undocumented immigrants is the "meanest...

Alabama Governor Says Only Christians Are His 'Brothers And Sisters'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By David White The Birmingham News MONTGOMERY, Ala. (RNS) Newly sworn-in Gov. Robert Bentley said he plans to be the governor of all Alabamians and...