December 24, 2008 RSS feed / Editorial

Christmas present

Our Opinions

We've seen a lot of area mills lay off folks and some shut down completely, putting local folks out of work. The economy isn't in the best of shape but Alabama—parts at least—are in better shape than a lot of places. More...

'Hubbert's Herd' defeated GCW

Inside the Statehouse

It was 1971 and a 35 year old educator named Paul Hubbert took on the Goliath of Alabama politics, George Wallace, in the heyday of his political power and beat him. It was a remarkable David vs. Goliath victory that propelled Dr. More...

Cartoon

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Shoe throwing an ironic sign of Iraqi freedom

Congress Reports

As you no doubt have seen on the news in recent days, a young Iraqi reporter, Muntander al-Zaidi, threw his shoes at President George Bush during a press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki inside Baghdad's Green Zone. More...

A time for presence

Southern Style

I remember having my nose pressed squarely against the windowpane. It was cold outside and frost had formed around the edges of the panes near the white wooden stiles separating each of the three windows in the living room into six sections. More...