Billing records show Balch attorneys played substantial role in state superintendent search, alleged smear campaign
Gov. Ivey asks Pro Tem Marsh to press forward with controversial bill
Sen. Richard Shelby honored with state Senate joint resolution
Governor signs contract with prison health care provider
Debate over ethics is being watched nationally in the economic development community
Alabama “incredibly well-positioned” to enhance status as space leader
Byrne releases statement on the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
Sessions fires Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe
Alabama’s growth slowed down by high death rate, low international migration
Mike Huckabee campaigns for Scott Dawson
Scandal, blue dogs and the fickle public could change the 2018 election, maybe
Hobson campaign announces county chairs
Former Congressman Terry Everett endorses Barry Moore
National Right to Life endorses Martha Roby
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Opinion | Piecemeal approach to ethics reform continues, and it’s questionable
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Opinion | New ethics reforms are born to die
Opinion | Greed is threatening the daycare bill again
Opinion | Active shooter on campus! Wasp spray may save us
Opinion | Montgomery reappoints disgraced judge, needs new leadership
Opinion | The Alabama House: Making Illegal Lobbying Legal Again
Opinion | Milton McGregor still on the scene
Opinion | Checking in on the Alabama Accountability Act
Opinion | Protecting our children
Opinion | When liberals help the poor they do more harm than good
Opinion | Licensing away economic prosperity
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By Stephen Cooper Former D.C. Public Defender If you have a high-profile lawyer with powerful friends and you’re tortured while on death row in Alabama, everyone...
By Stephen Cooper Contributed In a New Year’s Eve display of liberal newspaper death penalty abolition harmony – buoyed by the release of the Death Penalty...
By Stephen Cooper and Rory Fleming Progressive Alabamians faced an election night last year that was by turns terrifying and soul-crushing, but also, when it comes to...
By Stephen Cooper Alabama Political Reporter The last time Alabama played God, executing death row inmate Christopher Brooks by lethal injection on January 21, 2016, The...
By Stephen Cooper Since opening its doors on December 15, 1969, Alabama’s William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama, has been a bastion of violence,...
By Donnie W. Bethel and Stephen A. Cooper People of all persuasions, political parties, and philosophies have awakened to the terrible toll the crises of overcriminalization...
By Stephen A. Cooper As reported (“Gov. Robert Bentley speaks on Mike Hubbard without mentioning Hubbard”, June 11) by Paul Gattis for Al.com, Alabama Governor Bentley...
By Stephen A. Cooper The last time Alabama Governor Bentley penned a column for al.com, I wrote in The Alabama Political Reporter that his op-ed proved...
By Stephen Cooper In an op-ed for al.com dated May 9, 2016, Governor Robert Bentley declares he has no “intention of being a caretaker governor.” Bad...
By Stephen Cooper Instead of wrapping an $800 million ($1.5 billion over 30 years) albatross around the necks of Alabamians to build four new “super-max” style...