April 3, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Taxes and state services

As the legislature wrestles with the crafting of next year’s budget the perennial issue of whether to cut vital services or raise new revenue is debated. More...

Dollars & Cents

Lower the corporate tax rate

This nation has the highest statutory corporate tax rate among all developed countries. More...

Then and Now

Ol’ Alex Bell probably wouldn’t recognize his telephone today!

Then... Yesterday, some things may have seemed magical or impossible. Yet today, these same things are commonplace. Such is the case with the evolution of the marvel we call the telephone. More...

Take my land, please

Widget, Inc. wants to build a new factory in Bubbaville, Ala. so it can make new and improved widgets. They promise Bubbaville officials that they will employ hundreds and contribute millions to the local economy. More...

Editor’s Notes

State Rep. Joe Mitchell, D-Mobile, has caught heck, and deservingly so, for a racially charged e-mail reply to a man who had written lawmakers defending gun rights. More...

Gone South

Spring break not for old men

Spring break 2013 started out cold, so everyone with a car decided to drive around. You took your life in your own hands if you tried to cross the street. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Hacked and scammed!

To all my loyal friends: Put away your checkbooks. I am not stranded in Spain with a cousin in need of a kidney transplant, so I don’t need money for a ticket home. More...

Greasepit Grammar

No restaurant in ‘restaurateur’ and no war in ‘wharf’

Suzanne Barnhill, the Ann Landers of grammar and usage, spotted a caption under a photo accompanying a well-written article on the website of the Swampscum Daily Ooze. More...