January 2, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Why I cheer for the Tide to win

When the University of Alabama plays Notre Dame, I will cheer for the team from Tuscaloosa. More...

Scratch Ankle Muse

Stop gun violence by getting back to basics

To me, living in the country, out in the woods, hunting is a big part of who we are. The use of guns for sport is a part of growing up. With the privilege of owning a gun is a responsibility. We were taught at a young age to respect firearms. More...

Dollars & Cents

We need the leadership of Abraham Lincoln today

Few people associate Abraham Lincoln with leadership in the business world. But the principles practiced by the 16th president are applicable today not only to business but also to leaders in all areas of society. More...

National Review

Chuck Hagel not a good choice for defense secretary

It has been a bad time for the Republican Party, and wouldn’t you know it? The worst addition to President Barack Obama’s foreign-policy team could well be a Republican. Former Nebraska Sen. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

The mule that tooted his own horn

This is a story about a mule that tooted his own horn and thus played a decisive role in a Texas political race. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Republicans rule in Alabama

As we begin the New Year, let us take one last look back at the 2012 presidential year in Alabama politics. More...

Strange But True

 It was American humorist and columnist Josh Billings who made the following sage observation: “Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.”  You think there are a lot of lawsuits being heard in the courts these days? More...

Greasepit Grammar

Difference between ‘each’ and ‘both’

Floyd was settling in last fall to watch a football game between the Fighting Nutria of the Swampscum Polytechnic Institute and Barber College and the Fighting Bullfrogs of Frogtown A&M when he heard a sportscaster announce, “Both teams hav More...

Through The Past

Clarke’s first settlers arrived 200 years ago just as the Creek Indian War started

They may have thought this ‘frontier’ the wrong place to settle! More...

Correction

John Lewis Smith was incorrectly listed in the Clarke County arrest report last week on a charge of negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument. The charge is incorrect, a mistake of the Grove Hill Police Department. More...