July 7, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

From the Ala. Senate

3G service important for economic development

Without a doubt, the number one issue on people’s minds is the economy. Over the last few years our economy has taken a huge hit. In Clarke and Monroe Counties, the unemployment rate is over 16 percent. More...

Debt ceiling talks enter “taxing” phase

Aug. 2 deadline draws nearer but Democrats, Republicans remain at odds

The pressure is high and so are the stakes. Federal debt limit negotiations have stalled just as talks are entering the final weeks before an August 2nd deadline. More...

Our Opinions

Chief Justice Cobb throws in the gavel

Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb’s decision to resign her position next month is a big blow politically to statewide elected Democrats. She was one of only two state elected Democrats. More...

Underside of state politics shown in trial

The gambling vote-buying trial going on now in Montgomery is showing an underside of state politics and state politicians that Alabamians probably didn’t want to know was there. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Branch heads not boardrooms

There is a time honored maxim that says power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. It is a fact that the Republican Party is the dominant party in Alabama. More...

Editor’s Notes

A Clarke soldier in Battle of Manassas

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...