January 23, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

State news items missed in 2012

A cornucopia of significant political events occurred during the closing month of the year that may very well have slipped under the radar screen. More...

Dollars & Cents

Recommendations from unusual source

The editorial board of The Washington Post, noted for its liberal viewpoint on most issues, has published recommendations that both liberals and conservatives can embrace. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Bama quarterback’s mom wasn’t dishing about girl from Auburn

Jim Cox, the distinguished Clarke County, Ala., journalist, drove to Wade’s Dixieco pointing to a headline he saw in the Swampscum Daily Ooze: “A.J. McCarron’s mom, Dee Dee Bonner, dishes on Tide QB and Katherine Webb.” More...

Inaugurations reaffirm faith in our country

It wasn’t just Monday’s inauguration; they all tend to do it to us and we need it done to us more often. What is that? Reaffirm our faith and confidence in our nation and our system of government. More...

158 years old

The Clarke County Democrat has a birthday this week. We are starting our 158th year. Newspapers number each of their issues during the year, starting over with number one when a new year rolls around. More...

Gone South

Mama turns 97

Mama turned 97 a couple of weeks ago. Elizabeth Waite Jackson was born in 1916. Think of what she has lived through. More...

Article

“One man who has a mind and knows it can always beat 10 men who haven’t and don’t.” George Bernard Shaw More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Guts, glory, and guns on the playground

Drifting down the stream of consciousness after a restless night of tube-watching:  The news hawks tell me a South Carolina legislator is in favor of teaching schoolkids to use guns. More...

Deceiving paper wants it right

Dear Editor, Below is the letter I wrote. “Deceive” was substituted twice where I wrote “decide.” “Deceive” may be the motto for your paper or a Freudian slip but I would appreciate a correction. J. More...