February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Quotes to remember

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln “I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” Noel Coward More...

Dollars & Cents

Pros and cons of reverse mortgages

Celebrity spokesmen routinely appear on television-as well as in direct mailings to explain the merits of reverse mortgages to those 62 years of age or older. More...

Congress Reports

Payroll tax cuts must be paid for

On Friday, I joined all five of my House Republican colleagues in the Alabama congressional delegation in voting against an extension of the payroll tax cut without Congress first finding a way to pay for it. More...

George Will’s defense of Don Siegelman Inside the Statehouse

Legislators get no respect

Former Gov. Don Siegelman recently gained an unusual advocate in conservative columnist George Will who devoted an entire column to Siegelman’s federal bribery conviction and his desire for an appeal hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. More...

Let’s not give ours any new wild ideas

We imagine that there may be someone among those Alabama lawmakers who passed the nation’s toughest immigration law last year who wishes he or she had come up with one Mississippi legislator’s brainstorm: The Gulf of America. More...

Gone South

‘The Sturdy Oak of Wilcox’

Benjamin Meek Miller became governor in the worst of times. 1931. Depression was on the land. More...

Sol Stewart still on soapbox against tag fee and economic development giveaways

Dear Editor: More facts, more figures and more disturbing questions. $5,299,320 was paid for 1,185 acres of land purchased by the Clarke County Commissioners for the LP plant project using the “future” proceeds from the $25 Tag Tax. More...