February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

102 Years Ago

The Whatley railroad depot and two boxcars burned Jan. 26. W. Z. Rodgers,a Grove Hill businessman, was the hardest hit, losing $600 in shoes and $100 in groceries and feed. More...

Through The Past

A little piddling can’t hurt

“...Just piddling around....” My Aunt Essie might have answered this way if you ask what she had been doing all morning. Just last week a family member said he was going to piddle around for a while. Piddle? What is that! More...

Gone South

All hail home brew

Some friends, distressed as I am over what is happening to bourbon (see last week’s column), have asked me what can be done to stave off this assault on one of the few remaining strongholds of Dixie’s old white guys. My response. Nothing. More...

Black History Month and Tom Brown

February is Black History Month and a special time to recognize black Americans both past and present who have accomplished much and contributed much. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Good and bad of earmarking

The 2012 Regular Session of the Legislature begins this week. The Republican majority House and Senate produced a prolific amount of conservative legislation in their inaugural session of the quadrennium last year. More...

National Review

From ‘Women and children first’ to ‘Dude, where’s my lifeboat!’

When they make the movie about the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that grounded off the coast of Tuscany, there won’t be romantic tales about its captain. More...

Dollars & Cents

The Great Recession the most severe since the 1930s-wreaked havoc on the retirement plans of almost all of us, reducing the value of our savings. Because of this, many people have concluded they must work beyond normal retirement age. More...

Congress Reports

Despite persistent resistance from the Democrat led Senate and White House, the battle to repeal Obamacare continues on multiple fronts in the House of Representatives. More...