May 5, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Alabama’s antiquated constitution

Our Alabama Constitution is very antiquated. One of the flaws inherent in the document is that it does not allow local county governments very much authority or power. More...

Congress Reports

Assisting Alabama’s tornado victims The heart wrenching images of hundreds of lives torn asunder by last week’s unprecedented outbreak of tornadoes in Alabama and surrounding states are hard to get out of our minds. More...

Our Opinions

Sunshine upstate Last week’s killer tornadoes were beyond horrible. It is impossible to comprehend the destruction and the over 300 Alabamians killed in the widespread rampage across north Alabama. More...

What Others Say

A new constitution

It’s difficult to imagine that Alabama’s 110-year-old constitution can be any worse. It’s the nation’s longest constitution and has more than 800 amendments. More...

Editor’s Notes

May 1861 was a month of preparation

The sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, of the Civil War is being observed beginning this year. We are reviewing the pages of The Clarke County Democrat (renamed The Clarke County Journal during the war) for a local view of the historical event. More...

Ala. Senate Report

Handshake with Alabama? Not one with working folks

Last year, the GOP unveiled its contract with Alabamians, calling it their “Handshake With Alabama.” On an almost daily basis they tout how successful they’ve been with their so-called “handshake.” More...