April 17, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

For those who like books

More than once I have decried the decision by the owners of the Mobile Press-Register and its sister publications in Alabama to print their papers only a few times a week. More...

Greasepit Grammar

There’s no such rule to begin with

“Are there any exceptions to the rule about ending a sentence with a preposition?” asked Howard Doyle as he pumped a tankful of 87- octane at Wade’s Dixieco. He continued: More...

Then and Now

Radio called the world’s second most influential gadget

The Edison phonograph, playing “Nearer My God to Thee,” was as close to “music being sent through space” as was possible before radio. More...

Editor’s Notes

Heroic actions triumph evil

How do you comprehend evil? I’ve tried to figure the Germans out during World War II when an otherwise intelligent and industrious people blindly followed the madman Hitler in torturing and roasting Jews simply because they were Jews. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Medical woes, money woes

As the 2013 regular legislative session winds down, the continuing saga of balancing the beleaguered General Fund Budget will be issue number one. More...

Dollars & Cents

We don’t learn from the past

Many in Washington are ignoring the wisdom of philosopher George Santayana. He astutely observed, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

It can be a tough job

It has become fasionable these days to take issue with the apostle Paul when it comes to issues involving the fairer sex. More...

Quote

“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” George Bernard Shaw More...