June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Good manners at the beach

OK, folks, listen up. Memorial Day on the Redneck Riviera. Some folks just don’t know how to act. There is this widely held opinion that the good-ole boys and girls who come down to the Gulf Coast are an ill-mannered lot, pushy and such. More...

Dollars & Cents

Showing leadership on Wall Street

The recent $3 billion loss at banking giant JPMorgan Chase-the result of a lack of oversight of the bank’s trading activities-illustrates the void of leadership in the nation that pervades all segments of society. More...

Bible is clear: Marriage is for men and women

Dear Editor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, (1906-1945) a German Lutheran pastor, theologian and activist member of the German resistance movement against Nazism, is quoted as having said: “Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” More...

Beech-sponsored law seeks to improve school boards

A pair of bills sponsored by Rep. Elaine Beech (D-Chatom) were signed into law recently by Gov. Robert Bentley in a ceremony that took place in the old House Chamber of the Capital Building in Montgomery. More...

An impressive accomplishment: Debt-free town!

The national debt is fast approaching $16 trillion dollars. Politicians and officeholders talk and argue about the debt but they do nothing about it. Indeed, it continues to skyrocket at an average of nearly $4 billion a day. The U.S. More...

Inside the Statehouse

The politics of redistricting

The U.S. Constitution requires each state to redistrict their congressional districts every 10 years. That is why the U.S. Census is taken every decade. Each of the nation’s 435 seats in Congress are required to have the same number of people. More...

National Review

Facebook: Ultimate time-waster

“If time be of all things the most precious,” Benjamin Franklin said, “wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.” But he had never heard of a status update. More...

Birds ‘n Stuff

Lots of baby birds!

It has been a busy baby bird season in Clarke County! More...

Sen. Keahey’s bill spinal cord research bill becomes law

On the final day of the 2012 regular legislative session, Alabama chose to invest in a new program aimed toward discovering a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries. The T.J. More...