October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

B’ham’s bid for Demo’s prez convention futile because state votes GOP

This year’s state primary elections have brought very little drama or surprises. However, there have been the inevitable novel surprises nationwide. More...

Greasepit Grammar

‘I swanny’

It’s been a long time since Bubba has heard someone say “I swanny,” but occasionally a visitor to Wade’s Dixieco asks about its meaning and origin. More...

Mencken told the truth

 It was American author and critic H. L. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Stop Ebola: Bring back burning at the stake

South Carolina has given birth to many innovative ideas - nullification, secession, “Cock-and-Fire” football - but none tops in audacity the proposal byTodd Kincannon, former executive director of the state’s Republican Party, for e More...

Editor’s Notes

Is there another doc in the house?

Gov. Robert Bentley won’t debate challenger Parker Griffith but that doesn’t mean he isn’t above unleashing some attack ads. More...

Gone South

'Roses are red, violets are blue...’

Yep, I missed it. So busy thinking about camp stew and eating “eatin’ dirt” that I let it slip up on me and before I knew it, it was gone. Oct. 2, last Thursday, was National Poetry Day. More...

Dollars & Cents

Reducing gasoline prices

Some readers remember when gasoline prices reached $.50 per gallon and then topped $1.00. Others recall when prices first arrived at the $2.00 level. Younger drivers, however, may not have witnessed prices below $3.00 per gallon. More...

Article

A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time. Alfred E. Wiggam Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well. Samuel Butler More...

Alabama Weather

September was an especially dry month across most of state

Fall is usually a dry season over most of Alabama, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Farmers and gardeners need drier weather for their harvest of corn, cotton, squash and so forth. More...