Evan Ward

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Education needs a human element

A few weeks ago, 60 Minutes aired a feature on a nonprofit organization called Khan Academy. Its mission statement is bold: “A free world-class education for anyone, anywhere.” As a website, KhanAcademy.org contains a free supply of over 3,000 short video tutorials on any classroom topic imaginable. The ...

Alabama in desperate need of tax reform

Alabamians are dubious of taxes. We have been since we emerged from the primordial soup. Nor do we care for the governments that levy them, whether state or federal.

State government is more important than you think

You probably missed it. While most of us this past week were keeping track of the ongoing Republican Primary battle or the President’s birth control mandate, events were quietly unfolding in Montgomery that promise major ramifications for our day-to-day lives: On Feb.