August 18, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Senators...and gentlemen, too

The political picture of Alabama 50 years ago was quite different from the one you see today. In 1961 we were on the cusp of beginning a decade of turmoil and political strife. The 1960’s were dominated by George Wallace and the race issue. More...

Congress Reports

Ending the crisis in confidence in economy

While this summer marks the second year since the supposed end of the economic recession, it is an anniversary that no one is celebrating. More...

Our Opinions

Bribe or contribution? Not so easy to tell Telling an illegal bribe from a legitimate campaign donation isn’t an easy thing to do. More...

Gone South

Here’s a toast to civilization

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” — Benjamin Franklin “Fermented beverages are at the center of religions around the world.” — Patrick McGovern, University of Pennsylvania More...

Through The Past

Did Gandy Dancers lose a stick in Chilton?

They sang, “...Standing on the corner with a mantelpiece, Grease my foot with axle grease...Slide ‘em in, Slide ‘em in...,” as the beat of the musical chant gave a rhythm for leaning on their Gandy stick to nudge the steel rai More...

Strange BUT TRUE

 It was the 37th president of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, who made the following sage — and somehow appropriate — observation: “Sure there are dishonest men in local government. More...