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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.

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Alabama joins the presidential politics derby in only two-and-a-half weeks, on March 3, but who would ever know it from the lack of political advertising?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alabama seems poised to finally vote on a lottery again. And veteran observers believe it could pass statewide this time.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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One recurring issue before the Alabama Legislature is whether the state of Alabama should be in the liquor business and operate so-called "state stores."

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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…

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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.