February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Can state be a player in GOP confusion?

The Republican presidential contenders are knocking themselves out in a rigorous contest that reminds us of the TV realty show “Survivor.” “Survivor” comes to Alabama March 13. More...

Quotes to remember

“Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.” — John Wilmot More...

Dollars & Cents

Financial preparation for natural disasters

The devastating tornadoes that periodically sweep across Alabama and other parts of the nation illustrate that natural disasters are always a threat. And they remind us of the need to do everything we can to be prepared for them. More...

Cuban embargo has lasted too long

It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy enacted an economic embargo against Cuba, forbidding U.S. trade with the then new Communist island nation led by Fidel Castro. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Just spell the name right

Most political observers were shocked and somewhat in awe when State Senator Scott Beason chose to challenge veteran congressman Spencer Bachus in a Republican primary. More...

Gone South

Normal week turns interesting

It started out so normal. Republican candidates said things they shouldn’t have said, which made no sense when they said it. Democrats delighted in what the GOP was doing while observers waited for the Democrats to do the same thing. More...