July 14, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Alabama courts’ flip-flop

As late as 20 years ago Alabama was known as the worst state in America to do business in when it came to lawsuits. More...

Our Opinions

Playing politics as default nears

The political cartoon at right isn’t funny. It isn’t meant to be. This business of a national default on its debts next month is serious. The United States owes some $14 trillion. By law, we can only borrow about that much. More...

Odds and ends

Listening to National Public Radio the other day, we learned that Denver, CO has more medical marijuana dispensaries—over 300—than Starbuck coffee outlets. More...

Congress Reports

Gulf Coast Claims Facility still being scrutinized

The last few weeks have brought renewed hope that the dark days of the BP oil spill will eventually be put behind us. At the same time that local officials were reporting significant increases in summer tourists along the Alabama Gulf Coast, U.S. More...