August 11, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Drawing congressional districts

Legislators must redraw congressional lines every 10 years after the census to equalize populations in each district. Every state in the union is required to have their new district lines drawn prior to next year’s congressional elections. More...

Congress Reports

Real battle to cut spending finally begins

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the tragic and startling attacks of September 11, 2001, our country faces a new threat which, like that of terrorism, will require years of sacrifice and will most certainly challenge our resolve and stretch ou More...

Our Opinions

Hospital situation

The closing of Southwest Alabama Medical Center, a/k/a the Thomasville Hospital came as no surprise to anyone in the immediate area—citizens, doctors and other healthcare professionals, elected officials, etc. More...

Gone South

Better mail that letter now

Not that I ever knew anyone who actually lived in a post office as the narrator of Eudora Welty’s short story, “Why I Live at the P. O.,” did after a family squabble sent her there to escape. More...

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From the Ala. Senate

Change for better needed in Alabama

They promised change, and change has come. But it is change for the worse. They promised a “Handshake with Alabama.” But they did not shake hands with working families. They did not shake hands with teachers. More...