August 16, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

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Better service

The death of University of Alabama archaeologist Lance Richardson while working in a remote area of Clarke County on Aug. 3, possibly of a heat stroke, is tragic. We extend our sympathy to the family of the Moundville man.  More...

Inside the Statehouse

Wallace’s bandwagons

This year’s GOP presidential contest has been one for the record books. There has been a continuous topsy turvy, up and down, kaleidoscope of frontrunners to be the Republican nominee . Mitt Romney will be nominated in Tampa next week. More...

Dollars & Cents

United States needs another Friedman

He was an intellectual giant—a world-renowned economist, statistician, and mathematician— who presented powerful ideas with striking clarity. More...

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Through The Past

Elderberry pies, jams—wine too!

Elderberries grow everywhere in the South and in most parts of America. To identify, the elder (Sambucas nigra) is a hardy deciduous shrub or tree. The European elder grows to 22 feet while the American variety grows to twelve feet.  More...

Gov. Bentley: Cut way to prosperity

“Brothers, count it all joy when trials come into your life.”  That was Gov. More...

Fat Alabamians

While Alabama’a budgets may be lean, its people aren’t. In fact, we are the fourth-fattest state in the nation and there’s little indication that many of us are doing much about it—such as eating better or exercising.  More...

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Gone South

People you meet at the beach

As most of my small but intensely ambivalent readership knows, I have been spending significant chunks of time over the past few years down along the Gulf Coast. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

English rules out the window

I read the literary classics with no difficulty. Charles Dickens, James Fenimore Cooper and Herman Melville can all be read without translation by 21st-century English speakers. More...

Practical Money

Stopping annoying telemarketing calls

When the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act of 2003 was passed, it was supposed to herald a new era of silence - as in, no more annoying dinner-time telemarketing calls. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Croakers don’t go in croaker sacks

Ed Williams, journalism professor at Auburn University, showed Bubba an article by one of his students. More...