June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

National Review

Fast forgetting our national heritage

The Declaration of Independence is a poor excuse for an obscure historical document. It’s not the Magna Carta or the Peace of Augsburg. More...

Juglandaceous — oh, nuts!

 It was revered Chinese philosopher Confucius who made the following sage observation: “He who learns but does not think is lost. More...

Capital View

Programming dispute rattles APT

The executive director and deputy director of at Alabama Public Television (APT) have been fired without explanation by the Alabama Educational Television Commission (AETC). More...

Inside the Statehouse

Ever since Roy Moore’s surprising victory in the March Republican primary a hue and cry has arisen from some mostly upscale GOP and Independent Alabamians to derail his return to his old position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. More...

What do we want in Grove Hill?

Grove Hill and other incorporated municipalities in Clarke County and the state will go to the polls Aug. 28 to elect mayors and council members. Already, three candidates have announced for mayor of Grove Hill and there could be more. More...

Gone South

How do you like your biscuits?

The well was dry. I did not have writer’s block, I had writer’s empty. I knew I could write another beach column, but recent storms have washed away a lot of the beach, which leaves not much to write about. More...

Dollars & Cents

Is ‘Value Added Tax’ a possible solution to our problems?

The ballooning national debt, currently about $15.8 trillion, is analogous to a slowburning fuse attached to a bundle of dynamite. The debt currently exceeds the gross domestic product for the first quarter of 2012 ($15.4 trillion). More...

Congress Reports

Reflecting on southwest Alabama town meetings

Despite heavy rains and flooding only days before, good sized crowds turned out to talk with me at town meetings last week in Grand Bay, Dauphin Island, and west Mobile. More...