The Trump administration has energized some Democrats in Alabama — but what do they have to do to be a viable party again?
Why William Bell’s grip on this year’s mayoral election might not be as tight as he thinks.
Checking in on 'Weld '— and the status of journalism in Birmingham — five years in.
Why our addiction to brevity might rob us of the opportunity for civil discourse.
Why isn’t our city government fulfilling its most basic duties?
Looking back at a 1978 meeting of Birmingham’s elites shows just how far Birmingham hasn’t come.
Why Birmingham’s inability to reach a consensus on its civil goals is an impediment to its potential greatness.
The State House of Representatives’ new minority leader discusses rebuilding his party from the ground up.
Why we should reject Birmingham’s slow descent into abysmal voter turnout — and take our civic duty seriously.
What can we make of the politicized chaos surrounding Birmingham’s search for a new superintendent?
Our ex-governor’s sex scandal might be salacious, but it’s nothing compared to the state’s deeper, more systemic failure.
The Venerable Geshe Lhakdor discusses the need for harmony between religion and science.
Plus, why identity politics shouldn’t factor into this year’s mayoral election.
How Birmingham’s civic progress can have the downside of inspiring an unearned sense of entitlement.
Exploring the difference — but interconnectedness — of clearing one’s craw and reporting the news.