July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

Doggone it

Our Opinions

The above was the headline on an editorial in The Democrat on Feb,. 17, 2011 after a jogger was dog-bitten as she ran along Church Street in the middle of Grove Hill. More...

Naming Supreme Court justices

Inside the Statehouse

As we have watched and participated in the presidential foray this entire year, an equally important event occurred. The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February is a very important event in American government. More...

Political Cartoon

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Gov. Bentley dooms special session before it even begins

House Minority Leader

Members of the Alabama Legislature were treated to a bit of déjà vu this week when we found out through the newspaper – and not directly from Gov. More...

Thanks for description of Trump; now how about ‘Lock Her Up?’

Dear Editor, I want to personally thank Jim Cox for describing the Republican candidate for president of these United States as the “ignorant pompous butt”. More...

Mandatory checks

On another animal topic we note the new mandatory game check system that takes effect this year for hunters. Chuck Sykes, director of the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, was in Jackson last week to explain the program. More...

The Age of Aquarius: Alabama

Gone South

Remember when: The moon was in the seventh house And Jupiter aligned with Mars? Remember, tie dye and bell bottoms, and Long, beautiful hair More...

Higher Medicare premiums

Dollars & Cents

Some seniors should get ready for higher Medicare premiums. That is the message contained in the required annual report of the Medicare Trustees: “In 2017 there may be a substantial increase…for some beneficiaries.” More...

Where the election stands

Center on Representative Government

The next few weeks in politics are a little like the All-Star break in baseball. With the Republican and Democratic national conventions upon us, it’s a good time to step back and assess this year’s election. More...