July 12, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Presidential politics

Most of our modern presidents have been given two terms. The mindset of not changing horses mid-stream prevails. One of the glaring exceptions was the 1992 upset of George Bush Sr. by Bill Clinton. More...

Dollars & Cents

Obamacare and your taxes

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is constitutional, you may have questions about some of the individual tax consequences. Changes in four individual taxes are scheduled to begin in 2013. More...

Congress Reports

Airbus lands in Mobile

Last week’s announcement that Airbus will be locating a major manufacturing plant in Mobile was correctly described as the worst kept secret in our region. More...

State Senate

Airbus will be good for SW Alabama

Alabama is receiving worldwide attention following the announcement that Airbus will establish its first U.S. aircraft assembly plant in Mobile. More...

Other Opinions

Getting around Open Meetings Act

The public is not smart enough to participate in governance. It’s a belief that is endemic among elected officials, and it recently received the blessing of the state Supreme Court. More...

Political Cartoon

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Gone South

Redneck or good ol’ boy?

Though my memory ain’t what it used to be, I think it was the late comedian Lenny Bruce who observed that the one minority on whom it is always open season is the redneck. More...

‘That’s a horse of a different color!’

 It was double Nobel Prize-winning chemist and peace activist Linus Pauling who made the following sage observation: “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” More...

Man uses Bible to support, condemn - depending on issue

Dear Editor, In his Letter to the Editor, page 5A of your June 14, 2012 issue, William Hearn writes from his sincere conviction about marriage by divine decree being restricted to that of a man and a woman. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Young adult literature but what’s appropriate?

He says that a citizen watched all the discussions of Young Adult Literature on the library’s Facebook page and asked if she would be considered a young adult. More...