May 22, 2008 RSS feed / Editorial

Expensive special session coming

Our Opinions

The main responsibility of the Alabama Legislature is to make budgets and appropriate funding for various state agencies. All the other law-making, resolutions and showmanship during a session is supposed to come second to that responsibility. More...

House avoids stand on tankers

Congress Reports

The House Armed Services Committee met last week to draw up the bill that sets defense spending levels for military programs for the upcoming fiscal year. More...

Senators can't make sausage

Inside the Statehouse

There is a famous quote, attributed to the famous British Prime Minister Disraeli, which has been around for years. It basically goes like this, "You don't ever want to see sausage or laws being made. More...

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What Others Say

Edwards endorses Obama When former Sen. John Edwards threw his support behind Sen. Barack Obama, he first praised Sen. Hillary Clinton's commitment, skills and determination. More...

From Our Files

40 years ago Local lawmen discovered a cache of hidden moonshine whiskey in a field at Orange Hill. Thirty-six gallons were recovered by Deputy Douglas Morgan and others. "Miss Faye's" Kindergarten graduates were pictured. More...