January 22, 2009 RSS feed / Editorial

Our Opinions

President Obama

The United States has a new president. Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Tuesday. To say his inauguration is historic is an understatement. More...

Congress Reports

New committee assignments

The start of a new Congress brings new committee assignments, and after having served on the House Appropriations Committee last Congress, I was named to new subcommittees last week. More...

Quotable Quote

There's new energy to harness, new jobs to be created, new schools to build, and threats to meet, alliances to repair. The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. More...

Gone South

The great flood of '61

I don't care what the U.S. Weather Service does or does not say. After the recent rains, I declare the drought over. It was almost too much of a good thing. Dry streams ran wet, creeks and rivers rose and lakes filled. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Money, money, money

During my time in the Legislature, we were always wrestling with the money eating monster that is Medicaid. We were constantly robbing Peter to pay Paul and using stopgap band aid solutions to fund this burgeoning agency. More...

From Our Files

30 years ago Fob James was inaugurated as Alabama's governor in Montgomery. The Democrat's Robert Rish was there and photographed the swearing in and Clarke Countians attending. More...