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Alabama Redux

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 06.04.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

For the casual observer it is intriguing to speculate on what will happen next in Alabama. Will the governor be impeached? Will the Chief Justice be removed from the Alabama Supreme Court? Will Mike Hubbard go to prison? Stay tuned!

Sex, Bama Drama, Trump

Karim Shamsi-Basha | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Karim Shamsi-Basha

Now that Donald Trump might actually be the president, several stars like Whoopi Goldberg, Samuel Jackson and George Lopez have said they would move to Canada. I don't think that is far enough.

Pressure To Resign Builds For Alabama Governor Embroiled In Sex Scandal

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.09.2016 | Politics

Scandal-plagued Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) is facing a growing chorus of calls for his resignation, including a bold editorial Thursday from a ma...

Alabama Sues Government To Keep Syrian Refugees Out

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

Jan 7 (Reuters) - Alabama officials sued the U.S. government on Thursday over concerns about the placement of refugees from Syria and other countries ...

Extinguishing Liberty's Flame on Refugees

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Emma Lazarus, who's proud and shinning words stand indelibly inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, would weep in sorrow and shame if she were with us today as an ever increasing number of our political "leaders" and citizens call for the United States to extinguish the flame of liberty on Middle Eastern refugees of war.

Alabama Governor's Attack on HBCUs Must Be Stopped

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 11.06.2015 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and his witch hunt tactics on public HBCUs in his state is not something we should sit back and take. It's something that deserves massive public inquiry, lawsuits, boycotts, and whatever else we can throw at the power of his office and the ill-intent of his actions.

Alabama Punishes All Voters And Drivers By Closing DMV Offices

John A. Tures | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

The first phase in Alabama was passing a strict voter ID law. The second phase was to close down more than 90 percent of DMV offices. The third phase may involve restricting voting to just four spots, unless the trend is reversed. And your state may be the next one to emulate Alabama.

KKK Posing as Victim of "Cultural Genocide"

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

For literally decades, calls have gone out by civil and human rights advocates to remove of the battle flag of the Confederacy from public sites like state capitol grounds and other government buildings.

Alabama Governor Removes Confederate Flags From State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) ordered the removal of four Confederate-era flags from the grounds of the state Capitol Wednesday mornin...

Jeffrey Young

A Case Study On Why The Obamacare Lawsuit Is Based On Mythical History

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago, Alabama’s new Republican governor, along with the state's first majority-GOP legislature since Reconstruction, faced a...

It's (Way Past) Time to End Greyhound Racing in America

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

It's always appalling to see animals abused and betrayed for profit, especially when the activity is legal and defended as a "sport." That's the reality of greyhound racing, but the reasons this detestable industry still exists defy not just our humane values, but common sense as well.

Conservative GOP Governors Are Accepting Obamacare

John A. Tures | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Many GOP governors who loudly condemned Obamacare are secretly signing up for the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion. They aren't just Republicans in Democrat states. A growing number are from Southern conservative states, like Alabama and Tennessee.

Griffith Loses Alabama Governor's Race To Bentley

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Parker Griffith lost the Alabama governor's race on Tuesday to incumbent Robert Bentley (R). Griffith, a retired physician, had previousl...

Bentley Nabs Victory Over Griffith

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Incumbent Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley won re-election Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Parker Griffith. Griffith, a retired physician, had previou...

Bentley Defeats Griffith For Alabama Governor

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Alabama voters re-elected incumbent Robert Bentley as their governor Tuesday. Bentley faced off against Democrat Parker Griffith, a retired physici...

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...

State's Refusal To Expand Medicaid May Hurt Its Economy

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

Alabama's refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility to 235,000 uninsured, low-income residents is hindering the state’s economic development efforts, e...

Voters Make Picks In Alabama Gubernatorial Primary

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Incumbent Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) and former Democratic Rep. Parker Griffith have won their respective primaries in the Alabama gubernatorial ...

Alabama Voters Make Pick In Gubernatorial Primary

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Incumbent Robert Bentley has won the GOP primary for Alabama governor, according to the Associated Press. He'll face the Democratic nominee in Nove...

Voters Head To The Polls In Alabama Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Voters are heading to the polls in Alabama Tuesday, along with seven other states that are holding primary elections. Go here to see a list of the ...

Judge Delays Enforcement Of Strict Abortion Law

Reuters | Verna Gates | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 23 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday delayed until next year the enforcement of Alabama's new abortion law, which tig...

Christian Proselytizing: A Form of Oppression? 'Only Death Will Tell!'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

From some perspectives, that sharing the word of Jesus is an act of bestowing a great gift on the "unbeliever," while for others, rather than experiencing this as a gift, some of us perceive this as an imposition, an annoyance, an insensitivity, a provocation, or worse, a form of oppression.

Contentious Abortion Measure Faces Legal Challenges

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 11 (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit...

State Passes Legislation Tightening Abortion Rules

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala, April 2 (Reuters) - The Alabama Senate passed an abortion bill on Tuesday critics say would limit acc...

As BP Trial Begins, Gulf Businesses and Communities Call for Ecosystem Restoration and Economic Opportunity

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.