May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

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Graduation advice   It is the season of mortar boards, tassels, diplomas and, more often than not, boring commencement speeches.  What can we say that won’t be as boring as those cliche commencement speeches?  Nothing. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Ever-changing congressional delegation

Exactly 60 years ago in 1961 Alabama had nine congressmen and two U.S. senators. All eleven members of our congressional delegation were Democrats. They were also all white and all male. Incidentally, they were all old white men. More...

Gone South

Selling the Genteel South

A few weeks ago, I got an email from a guy named Eric Spitznagel, who said he was “working on a feature story for Bloomberg Businessweek about the rising popularity of Southern genteel culture.” He wanted to interview me.  I was flat More...

Governor made a good choice

Dear Editor,  Grove Hill’s Tom Thompson has been appointed by the Governor to serve as chairman of the Alabama Forest Recovery Task Force. More...

Tuscaloosa appreciates help

Dear Editor:  The City of Tuscaloosa would like to express our sincere appreciation to the City of Thomasville, the Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Sheldon Day for the $20,000 contribution to the Tuscaloosa’s Disaster Relie More...