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Gasoline Filled Barges Explode In Alabama

If the fossil fuels industry can’t guarantee safety in the calm and temperate waters of inland Alabama, why should we believe that they’ll be able to conduct safe and clean oil drilling operations in the Arctic Ocean, or in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico? [...]

Al Hamsa In North America

What explanations can you think of for the existence of the same symbol, the eye-in-hand, in cultures separated by the Atlantic Ocean? [...]

Jobs And Conservation From Alabama Environmental Council

The Alabama Environmental Council is just one example of the way that environmentalism is creating economic opportunity and cutting waste. [...]

Is the NRA Partisan in its Campaign Finance Activities? Looking for answers in AL, AK, AZ, AR, and CA

Ask the National Rifle Association whether it is a partisan organization, and it will issue strenuous denials.

NRA Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox:

The political reality is that we have President Obama, who had at one point 60 Democratic votes in the Senate and a 39-vote margin in the House. If [...]

Power of Political Prayer Fizzles in Gulf States

Yesterday, the Republican governors of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas orchestrated an official Day of Prayer to stop the onslaught of the offshore oil spill from the site of the wrecked BP Deepwater Horizon. Five official declarations called for coordinated intercessory prayer to stop the still-spilling oil gusher at the bottom of the Gulf [...]

Alabama Online Activism Disintegration

Many progressive activist sites from Alabama have disintegrated over time, but Left in Alabama is very much on the job, and working hard to confront powerful right wing Alabamians. [...]

Fire A Man Who Will Be Gone in 3 Months Anyway?

I don’t understand the goal of trying to get the Secretary of the Treasury fired, just two weeks before the election of a new President of the United States. Henry Paulson will be gone from the Department of the Treasury in 3 months anyway, replaced by a new Treasury Secretary. [...]