April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Editorial

What Others Say

Still a ways to go

The motto of Alabama education during the last decade could be, "Improving, but still behind."   At least that is what the tests say — that seemingly endless battery of assessments given to Alabama's school-age children year after year, More...

Hold off on state budgets?

For the nearly four decades I have served at the RSA, most Alabamians and the media have expected the Alabama Legislature to accomplish one primary goal - passage of the Education Trust Fund and General Fund Budgets. More...

Picking the right candidate

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,   More...

The Winners’ Circle

The national anthem blasts from the speakers in Olympic Stadium. The athlete’s heart is pumping, and his eyes are streaming. The gold medal on his chest twinkles in the spotlight. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Contrasting candidates

In 1986 I was a young 34 year old politician. I was running unopposed for my second four-year term in the state legislature from my hometown of Troy. My best lifetime friend Keith Watkins was also 34 and was a young practicing attorney in Troy. More...