July 14, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

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...

Gone South

Buffing it at the beach

I arrived at the Gulf Coast and learned right off that things were getting out of hand. A bit. Just down the road from us, a guy was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior plus indecent exposure. In Seagrove Beach, Fla. 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...

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...

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...