October 13, 2011 RSS feed / Editorial

Cart ahead of the horse

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The state legislative reapportionment committee is holding meetings around the state to get citizen input on redrawing state House and Senate districts. The road show will be at the Thomasville Civic Center Thursday, Oct. More...

Steve Jobs

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A true inventor and visionary comes along seldom. More...

Gone South

Missed another celebration

Last week was “Banned Book Week.”  I missed it.  Should have celebrated by reading something that someone didn’t want me to read.  Now, let me say up front that I am all for banning books.   More...

Congress Reports

New veterans cemetery

Last Friday, I was honored to participate in the official groundbreaking of the longawaited Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Saluda Hill, overlooking Mobile Bay near Spanish Fort.  More...

Good deal, bad deal

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It was a deal the Clarke County Historical Society couldn’t pass up; buying a piece of property that had been on the market for $250,000 for $10,000.  More...

Fred Shuttlesworth

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Many folks who fly in and out of the Birmingham airport probably pay scant attention to the facility’s official name: The Birmingham- Shuttlesworth International Airport.  The man the airport is named for, the Rev. More...

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Inside the Statehouse

GOP legislators in full control

The 2011 Legislative Session has been in the books over four months and the 2012 Session begins in just under four months. The dust has now settled on this year’s session and the results have been allowed to permeate. More...

Editor’s Notes

A new national debate: Feet-propping presidents

I get tons of e-mail. A lot of it is legitimate but a lot of it isn’t. My Republican friends are constantly sending me stuff belittling the Democratic Party and President Obama. The continued hysteria about Obama not being a U.S. More...