March 27, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Legislature muddles along

The legislature is approaching the midway point of their 2013 Regular Session. They are grappling with the woes that beset the General Fund Budget. The ongoing struggles with the General Fund are a priority. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Flush roosters before fleshing them out

Karl Heine of Yonkers, N. Y., consulted the Redneck Academy of Linguistics (RAL) about the future of the New York Yankees. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Get your anti-aircraft gun: Drones are swarming!

I’ve been thinking about exercising my Second Amendment right to buy an anti-aircraft gun as a protection against hostile drones. More...

Quote

“Never blame a legislative body for not doing something. When they do nothing, they don’t hurt anybody. It’s when they do something is when they get dangerous.” Will Rodgers More...

Pine straw and flag poles

Springtime is here. The azaleas and daffodils are blooming, grass is greening up and growing and everything is starting to have that fresh look. More...

Sausage and justice

The old saying goes that if you like sausage, don’t visit a sausage factory and watch the stuff being made. The same can be said, with a little twist, of justice. More...

Gone South

Is there a doctor in the house?

I read in the New York Times the other day that the German education minister was forced to resign because her doctoral dissertation did not meet the academic standards of the university that had granted the degree more than three decades before. More...

Editor’s Notes

Lower Peach Tree cyclone hit 100 years ago

Horrific tornadoes have been making the news in recent years. We've had a couple in Clarke County lately, on Christmas Day, and another in February. North Alabama has seen its share of violent and deadly storms in the last few years too. More...

Dirty politics nothing new

 It was world champion race-car driver Mario Andretti who made the following sage observation: “Everything comes to those who wait ... More...

Dollars & Cents

Will inflation rear its ugly head?

As the economy limps along, the Federal Reserve (Fed) continues to inject phenomenal amounts of money in an attempt to stimulate additional activity. More...