September 13, 2012 RSS feed / Editorial

The contrasts of the political conventions

The Democratic and Republican presidential conventions are over and we are now the race to Nov. 6 is speeding up. The conventions nowadays are useless, mere pep rallies for the party faithful and propaganda generators to influence everyone else. More...

Gone South

The Georgia Dome was still fun, sorta

Two Saturdays ago, my family and another family and assorted children — ours, theirs, friends’ — went to see Auburn play Clemson in the Georgia Dome. It was the second contest of the 2012 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Weekend. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

The real skinny on political conventions

I know my public has been waiting for me to marshal the facts about the just-concluded political conventions. More...

Greasepit Grammar

What day was that midnight?

Marianne Eddins of Perdido, Ala., was sipping a glass of Cou Rouge wine when she came across an Associated Press article informing her that Mississippi was going to allow the sale of higheralcohol beer starting at “midnight Sunday.” Maria More...

“What government is the best? That which teaches us to govern ourselves.” More...

An awful mess but vote ‘Yes’

Alabama’s governor and legislators, riding in the lead locomotive and tooting the whistle like mad, are high balling the train down the track to a collapsed trestle and a major calamity. More...

If you don’t vote you can’t complain

Despite the importance of Tuesday’s constitutional amendment referendum, voter turnout will likely be extremely low. Issues, no matter how big or small, usually don’t have the pull that real-life candidates do. More...

“The world is a dangerous place to live — not because of the people who are evil but because of the people who don't do anything about it.” More...

Inside the Statehouse

Borrowing only delaying the inevitable

A good many of you have asked me to weigh in on the oil and gas money diversion referendum next Tuesday. As most of you know, I do not endorse or disavow issues or candidates. More...

Ulcanush Baptist Cemetery chairman seeks donations

Dear Editor, This letter is to the people who have loved ones buried in Ulcanush Baptist Church Cemetery. Due to the recent heavy rains, the cemetery has had to be cut two or three times a month. More...

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

Yankee printers issued bogus Confederate bills

The news in the September 1862 issues of The Democrat is about as scarce as we’ve found since starting this series before the war started. Here are a few tidbits. More...

Different views on Tuesday’s vote

‘YES’ I have read that certain prominent individuals oppose the proposal to use Trust Fund money for the next three years to basically save the Medicaid program. More...