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?
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.
It has languished, and it has roared; now Birmingham can surge again if its citizens are up to the task.
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…