June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

Congress Reports

President announces troop withdrawals from Afghanistan

Beginning next month, the United States will initiate the withdrawal of 10,000 troops from Afghanistan to be completed by year’s end, setting in motion a process to bring home 33,000 American military personnel by the summer of 2012. More...

Other Opinions

Celebrate USA

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. More...

Through The Past

Fourth of July treats

Summer has officially arrived, or so says the calendar, as if we need that to tell us it’s hot weather! More...

Guest Columnist

Legislators wouldn’t consider closing huge tax loopholes as alternative to equally huge cuts

As Presiding Circuit Judge of the First Judicial Circuit, I have been asked frequently in recent days about the cuts in the state judicial system. How bad will it be? Who is likely to be laid off? Will we even have jury trials next year? More...

Gone South

In shape at the beach

I am here to warn you men — yes, you and, yes, us — of a new and troubling development of which I have become aware. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Alabama’s political diversity heritage

When Alabama was being settled in the early 1800’s our first settlers were diverse in their origins. Our river regions were the most desirable lands. Indeed this is where the Indians lived. More...