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.
Why the historical context of recent threats against Birmingham’s Levite Jewish Community Center is important.
How we’re losing the ability to communicate with those we disagree with — at a time in which that has never been more important.
Birmingham’s violent crime rate deserves more than perfunctory answers from city officials.
It has languished, and it has roared; now Birmingham can surge again if its citizens are up to the task.
In an era of fake news, with the future of journalism at stake, Weld is taking its case to the community.
Why no alternative can stand in for the truth.
With an election just seven months away, it’s worth taking a look at the things the Bell has accomplished — and the things he perhaps…
Plus, a tribute to the late, great (and extremely droll) Courtney Haden.
Instead of focusing on the future, let’s tend to the ever-important present.