August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Editorial

Superintendent needs time to prove himself and the state board should give it to him

Ala. Policy Institute

Though his career at Alabama began with a mediocre 6-6 record and, perhaps more notably to fans, a loss to Auburn, football coach Nick Saban was not fired after his first year—and good thing he wasn’t. More...

Going to the dogs

Gone South

Saw where a beagle named Ono won the top dog prize at the Westminster Kennel Club dog do-rah.  Good for Ono.  Good for beagles.  Reading this I paused to reflect on dogs I have known and loved. Now I’m not opposed to cats. More...

The unpredictable stock market

Dollars & Cents

“The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 22,000 on August 2. Why is it so high? When will it fall?” These are timely questions from a reader.  More...

No comparison between Sentance, Saban; Saban had proven record, Sentance doesn’t

Education Matters

First there was Governor Robert Bentley telling a business group last September that hiring Mike Sentance as state school superintendent was “like hiring (Nick) Saban.” Of course, we now know Bentley was living in a fantasy world at that More...

Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum

Inside the Statehouse

You know the results of Tuesday’s primaries for our U.S. Senate seat. I had to go to press before the vote. However, the assumption was that there would be a runoff in the Republican primary.  More...