April 23, 2009 RSS feed / Editorial

Be careful crossing tracks

A Clarke County jury returned one of the largest—if not the largest—combined civil judgments in the county's history Friday when it stung Norfolk-Southern Railway with nearly $11 million following a nearly three week trial over a log tr More...

Where are the Republicans?

Inside the Statehouse

The decision by Jim Folsom Jr. to run for reelection as lieutenant governor, rather than seeking to be promoted to governor, is having a domino effect on the 2010 elections. More...

Political Cartoon

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Political parties should pay for primary contests

Greg Albritton polled 59 percent of the vote cast in the portion of Clarke County in State Senate District 22 in the special April 14 Republican primary. He won by a similar percentage across the eightcounty district. More...

Overlapping and duplication possible

For a long time, we didn't have a very good infrastructure for county and regional economic and community development efforts. Now, such efforts look like they could be becoming a layered bureaucracy like a lot of other governmental bureaucracies. More...

Looking for Redneck Riveria

Gone South

". . . Along the coast are little fishing villages that remind the visitor of the southern coast of France." — Alabama: A Guide to the Deep South (1941) "I'm just here for the beer." — Kenny Stabler, c. More...

Quotable Quotes

I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up. Tom Lehrer (1928 - ) Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006) He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met. More...