Normally, I like to write columns about whatever people are talking about. Unfortunately, lately that has been the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Our world was turned upside this week, shaken from its very foundation by something I didn’t even know existed three weeks ago. No one could anticipate the devastation the novel coronavirus would have so quickly.
Alabama goes to the polls March 3 to nominate the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate and make its choice for the Democratic nominee for president, as well as a proposed constitutional amendment that would have substantial impact on schools, including those here in Auburn.
Following Auburn’s win over Kentucky in basketball, this past weekend I was watching one of those talking heads post-game shows. Among the guests was Daymeon Fishback who played on an Auburn SEC Championship team in 1999.
Amtrak, the train service, does not currently offer passenger service from Mobile to New Orleans. That may be about to change — if the state of Alabama and its local governments commit to a few million dollars a year.
Sometime this year, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) is expected to announce a new television contract to replace a deal with CBS that expires in 2023.
As we start a new year, we also embark on a new decade, and I am going to make a prediction right now that by the end of the decade, Huntsville will rank as Alabama’s largest city. In fact, I anticipate that it will be the largest within five years.
Christians around the world are celebrating “Holy Week,” which culminates in Easter this Sunday. During Holy Week, I normally take a point of personal privilege in this space to discuss my faith.
The 2020 race for the U.S. Senate became more intriguing this past weekend when former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville announced he is running for the Republican nomination.
A friend told me recently that he would not trade Bruce Pearl for any college basketball coach in America. Based on Auburn’s performance the past week or so, I would be hard pressed to disagree with him.
“Common Core,” the national school standards originally the idea of the National Governors Association, have suddenly and surprisingly become a hot topic in the Alabama Legislature.
With so many of President Trump’s closest allies facing the possibility of prison time, presidential pardons is a topical issue right now. And the issue that towers over the others is whether the president may pardon himself.
Auburn’s “second” football season starts Monday when spring training begins. And all eyes will be on the quarterback competition, since coach Gus Malzahn hopes to name a starter by the end of spring drills.
The Alabama Legislature convenes for its 2019 regular session next week and so far the most talked about issue probably has been a proposed gasoline tax increase, although a proposed Medicaid expansion has gotten considerable ink lately, as influential groups like the Alabama Hospital Associ…
The two new live oaks on Toomer's Corner look terrible — one from a fire, the other from struggling to become fully established.
There is a scene in Robert Bolt’s play, “A Man for All Seasons,” in which Sir Thomas More, the lord high chancellor of England, suggests to a young and ambitious man of the royal court that he should become a teacher.