March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Romancing the stone

(Warning, the following is written for those who might one day be afflicted with what afflicted me and for friends who have been down this road and who, when hearing of my plight, wrote to assure me that I was not alone in my suffering. More...

Center on Congress

Governing by crisis isn’t governing

After Congress came a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people. More...

Guest Columnist

Would you rather have a Democrat’s lottery or the Republicans’ taxes?

This week is the legislature’s Spring Break, and we are now almost a third of the way through the legislative session. More...

To Your Good Health

X-ray injured hand?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I injured my little finger in an athletic event. The end of my pinky pointed in toward the ring finger. It is black and blue, and swollen. Do you think I fractured it? Should I get an X-ray? I am still able to curl my finger. More...

Jobs are crucial - just look at jobless rate

Alabama’s unemployment continues to drop as does the nation’s as a whole. More...

Litter a terrible problem

Litterbugs on the beaches at Gulf Shores have been in the news lately. Seems like spring breakers have been rather trashy in littering the pristine white beaches. They could be from Clarke County. Our highway rights-of-way are a mess. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Is Dr. Bentley’s diagnosis correct?

Our good doctor governor, Robert Bentley, has done a thorough physical exam on the state’s finances and his diagnosis is that the General Fund needs additional revenue. More...

Dollars & Cents

Walmart raises its minimum wage

A concerted effort to Increase the federal minimum wage has been the focus of intense discussion and debate over the past several months. President Obama proposed that it be increased from $7.25, established in 2009, to $10.10. More...

Don't carry your feather duster when you go to Maine

* A pregnant goldfish is called a twit. * If you’re planning a summer vacation in Maine this year, you might want to keep in mind that in that state, it’s against the law to tickle a woman under the chin with a feather duster. More...