December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

ALFA a heavy hitter

When I went to the legislature in 1982 as a 30-yearold freshman, there were two powerful organizations. The Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) and the Alabama Education Association (AEA) were omnipotent. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Brickbats for dissing Yankees

At the end of each year, I give my critics a chance to fire away at the stuff I’ve written during the year. I follow the next week with another column letting my fans pour on their praise. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Books for Christmas giving, Christmas reading as well

She says that there is no other holiday as poetic as Christmas. The smell of gingerbread baking tickles taste buds as it wafts through a house bedecked by sparkling tinsel and lights. More...

Editor’s Notes

Memories are a big part of Christmas. We remember our childhoods, our friends and families. We remember the good times of the season and of life. More...

Gone South

Christmas once more

“But sir, it’s only once a year”Charles Dickens,A Christmas Carol And that once a year is almost upon us. And as occasionally happens, I get an e-mail or two about previous Christmas columns. More...

Dollars & Cents

Critical issues for 2014

Now that congressional negotiators have reached a limited agreement to avert another government shutdown a third consecutive fiscal cliffother critical issues need to be addressed. More...

Orange peel did him in

 It was beloved American pianist and comedian Jimmy Durante who made the following sage observation: “Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down.”  Famed markswoman and exhibition shooter Annie Oakley was bo More...