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Joe Namath (left) helped Bear Bryant beat Auburn on the way to winning the national title in 1964.

EDITORIAL: No trophy for everyone

Bear Bryant, the famous football coach at Alabama, disdained settling for a tie as something like "kissing your sister." Nothing against sisters, but a kiss is supposed to mean business. Published August 21, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: TSA holds employees to highest standard

James Bovard's "A cure for the common queue at the airport" (Web, Aug. 14) is misleading, inaccurate and unfairly disparages the dedicated Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workforce, especially those who work on the front lines to protect the nation's transportation systems. Published August 20, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McAuliffe shirking duty to taxpayers

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced recently that the commonwealth faces a $2.4 billion deficit over the next three years. More than 250,000 illegal immigrants have invaded Virginia --- at the cost of $1.7 billion per year. Published August 20, 2014

FILE - This Nov. 22, 2009 photo shows traffic flowing past a red light camera operated by Redflex in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota state Rep. Peggy Gibson of Huron says she was disappointed to watch her bill prohibiting traffic cameras die by a narrow margin in a Senate committee on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 in Pierre. The bill would have kept local governments from using cameras with radar detectors to ticket drivers for speed and red light violations. (AP Photo/Argus Leader, Elisha Page) NO SALES

Trouble in the red-light district

Not so long ago, politicians paraded accident victims before the cameras at press conferences announcing the arrival of red-light cameras. These were not perp walks, but prop walks. Published August 20, 2014

CORRECTS DATE - President Barack Obama, right, smiles as he and former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning, left, prepare to ride in a golf cart while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Obama is taking a two-week summer vacation on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Obama tee party

Trouble in the St. Louis suburbs has rescued President Obama's vacation. He can play all 18 holes at the country club now, safe in the knowledge that he's distracting voters from all the scandals, mismanagement and foreign and domestic policies that are the legacy of his administration. Published August 20, 2014

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2012 file photo, former Vice President Al Gore, Current TV Chairman and Co-Founder, participates in the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena , Calif. Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera America, saying the news network is withholding tens of millions of dollars that it owes for buying Current TV from him and other shareholders for $500 million last year. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

EDITORIAL: Al Gore vs. Al-Jazeera

How do you say "buyer's remorse" in Arabic? The Qatari royal family likely feels the pangs of regret for paying the princely sum of $500 million to Al Gore and friends to give Al-Jazeera America a slot on satellite-TV and cable channels. Published August 20, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wounded Knee 2014?

Now America knows what Sitting Bull felt like in 1876. It is ironic that the descendants of the very foreign invaders who destroyed the great Lakota Nation should now, 138 years later, be overwhelmed by foreign invaders themselves. Published August 19, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Atheists, U.N. could use some Commandments

It seems the Freedom From Religion Foundation could make better use of its time by urging the United Nations to have a speech code containing the Ten Commandments of God for leaders of member countries to observe and promote among their citizens. Published August 19, 2014

President Barack Obama, left, points to Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., center, and Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., right, after signing the Dodd Frank-Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in a ceremony in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, Wednesday, July 21, 2010.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

EDITORIAL: Economic strangulation with red tape

President Obama knows nothing about making the economy grow. On his watch, America's gross domestic product has inched forward at an annual average of 1.2 percent, according to World Bank data. We're outclassed not only by Brazil, China and India, but by Mali, Guatemala, Swaziland and Vanuatu. Published August 19, 2014

In this Feb. 1, 2011 photo, Camel cigarettes, a Reynolds American product, are on display at a liquor store in Palo Alto, Calif. Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is planning to buy rival Lorillard Inc. for about $25 billion in a deal to combine two of the nation's oldest and biggest tobacco companies, the companies announced Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

EDITORIAL: New Jersey nanny-staters should butt out

The Prohibitionists no longer smash casks of demon rum with a sledgehammer. Carrie Nation and her hatchet, the nemesis of many a saloonkeeper in days gone by, have retired to the history books. Soda pop and cigarettes have replaced booze as the national scourge. Published August 19, 2014

Georgia democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter, left, chats with his grandfather former President Jimmy Carter and grandmother  Rosalynn Carter after attending church in Plains, Ga, Sunday, June 8, 2014. The younger Carter is hoping that a large fundraising effort this weekend will help his campaign. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

EDITORIAL: A Carter gay-rights 'secret' in Georgia

Jason Carter wants to follow in his famous grandfather's footsteps. Mr. Carter, a Democrat, is running for governor of Georgia, a position Jimmy Carter held for a term before moving on to the White House. Jason Carter is willing to say pretty much whatever it takes to win. Published August 19, 2014

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Perry indictment is an abuse of power

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has performed extremely well in his current position, particularly in this last term, in the areas of economic growth, employment, low taxes and carrying on the fight against President Obama's failed border security and immigration policies. Published August 18, 2014