May 3, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

President’s gutsy visit to Afghanistan

U.S. Air Force One swooped into Afghanistan Tuesday under the cover of darkness so President Obama could meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai and sign an agreement with him settling post-war promises and expectations. More...

Legislators want to run school systems

We are down to the wire on this legislative system. After this week, only one day remains—and that has been set for Monday, May 21. The budgets have not been passed and the General Fund budget is in dire straits with severe cuts expected. More...

Dollars & Cents

Financial perils of a generation

They are an entire generation that, in all likelihood, will never have the financial security especially the retirement benefitsof their parents or grandparents. They grew up with the latest technology and rely on it to perform their jobs. More...

Travel expense money ought to go to students

Dear Editor, My heart is deeply saddened over a recently published article titled “Clarke County School System must pay Pugh thousands in back travel expenses”. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Judges have top-notch retirement

Alabama may be on the lower end of the financial spectrum when it comes to the per capita income of our population. However, our public employees have one of the most sound retirement programs in the nation. More...

Gone South

Riding the roads with NPR

I have spent a lot of time (and gas money) riding recently to various places in and around the state for various reasons most of you could care less about. Like most folks who ramble, I listen to the radio. And the radio I listen to is NPR. More...

Quotable Quotes

“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”Josh Billings “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.”Benjamin Franklin “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.”Albert Einstein More...

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Congress Reports

Cyber theft and terrorism

In less than a generation, our society has so embraced the interconnectivity of the Internet that we are not only totally dependent upon it to drive the engines of our economy and provide the essential services of our government, but we are also more More...