May 21, 2009 RSS feed / Editorial

The shame of AIG

Now, that's cost efficiency. It took a mere $165 million to discredit the entire $11.6 trillion edifice of bailouts, capital infusions and guarantees that have accompanied the financial meltdown. More...

Strange But True

• It was 20th-century Indian writer and philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti who made the following sage observation: "It is no measure of health to be welladjusted to a profoundly sick society." • While the largest animal on the planet is n More...

Town, citizens should prepare for wet-dry vote

A new law that allows municipalities of 1,000 or more in most dry Alabama counties to vote on alcoholic beverages sales surprised many last week. The State Senate easily overrode Gov. Bob Riley's veto of the matter and it automatically became law. More...

A Memorial Day salute

As Americans prepare to celebrate the upcoming long Memorial Day weekend with family cookouts and trips to the beach, I hope we will also take a moment to consider the true meaning of the day. More...

Beat up and broke theory

Politics never ends in Alabama. The governor's race every four years is the brass ring and the speculation as to who will run and who will win starts early. More...

Trivia Test

1. ANCIENT WORLD: Who was the king of Troy during the Trojan War? 2. MEDICAL TERMS: What happens during sternutation? 3. MOVIES: What movie featured the famous line, "It ain't gonna be no rematch"? 4. More...