December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Looking back at 2010 governor’s race

For the next three weeks I will chronicle and analyze this year’s governor’s race. As is usually the case, the 2010 Alabama governor’s race began two years prior to the event. By mid 2009 the field was fundamentally set. More...

Congress Reports

Speaker Pelosi’s Christmas Tree

There were two official Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in Washington last week. The more popular was in front of the White House with the president, first lady and their daughters flipping the light switch. More...

GOP may be in charge but politics as usual

Let’s see, the Republicans swept both the State House and the State Senate Nov. 2, taking charge of the Alabama Legislature for the first time since Republican carpetbaggers, scalawags and newly freed slaves ran the place 136 years ago. More...

Gone South

Why so many bowls?

Know how many bowl games will be played between now and the national championship on Jan. 10? According to ESPN.com, there are 34. That’s right. Thirty-four. Or 35, if you count the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game. More...

Manufacturing can solve U.S. problems

ThyssenKrupp executive says manufacturing key to growth

“The United States doesn’t make anything anymore.” That observation, that complaint has been heard more than once in recent years as manufacturing has been lost to overseas competitors and the nation has become more service oriente More...