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Try hard to recall a time when you personally saw a transgender person using a restroom that did not correspond to the gender he or she was assigned at birth. If you can’t, that’s because it’s a rarity. So rare, in fact, as to qualify as a nonproblem. more
Alabama’s prisons have come into focus as one the state’s most urgent problems with the possibility of interdiction by the federal courts looming on the horizon. more
The next time Nick Saban or Gus Malzahn are short a place kicker or punter, they should head to Goat Hill in Montgomery. As we’ve often noted, Alabama’s legislators love kicking cans out of sight and mind, even though they always return like boomerangs. more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case brought by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. He argued that just because he and his wife took $177,000 in loans, vacations and lavish gifts in exchange for using the governor’s … more
At some point in our country’s evolution, we developed certain hard-line philosophies about criminals and redemption that have less to do with justice or deterrence than with revenge. Once a felon, always a felon, the thinking goes. Your record … more
California state and local governments continue to try to crack down on e-cigarettes, or vaporizers, and regulate them like cigarettes, yet mounting data show that the devices are far safer to users — and those around them — and have been proven … more
Several weeks ago, my 13-year-old son Stone came up to my wife and me with his eyes full of tears. We immediately wondered what had happened to make him that emotional. He was not sad. He was angry and disgusted. “This country is … more
In yet another example of government waste, bureaucratic bloat and excessive regulation, Americans complete more than 23,000 forms for 68 federal agencies each year, according to a new analysis by the American Action Forum. Just filling out all these forms consumes 11.4 billion hours, which works out to about 35 hours per person — almost a full work week. more
Despite the ongoing recovery, businesses continue to face challenges in Southern California. The Los Angeles Business Federation’s annual poll of its members is just out and the top five concerns of employers are: 1. Taxes and fees; 2. transportation; 3. government regulation/compliance; 4. education; and 5. public infrastructure (roads, rail, bridges, waterways, etc.). more
Sunday was a victory for animal rights activists, as the elephants of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey took the circus stage for the last time. Numerous media outlets have reported the elephants are going to a “sanctuary,” referring to the … more
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