January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

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Inside the Statehouse

Short session very likely

The 2014 legislative session began this week. Speculation is that it will be short and may not last the full four months allotted. The super majority Republican legislature will put their final touch on their four-year march to the right. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Southern vices? Really?

The South ranks near the bottom of every statistical measure known to man except for one category: We top the list when it comes to the seven deadly sins. At least that’s what some Kansas State researchers allege.  More...

Greasepit Grammar

Never choose a gift with aforethought

The Redneck Academy of Linguistics met around the greasepit at Wade’s Dixieco to discuss a passage in a book Miss Lulabelle had read.  It described one character as choosing a gift “with aforethought.”  More...

Editor’s Notes

Are Democrats Dodos?

There was a time just a few years ago when a Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee meeting would nearly fill the main courtroom in the courthouse. More...

Gone South

Cousin Benny sees an angel

I have mentioned Cousin Benny from time to time, but considering the importance of what is to follow, let me tell you about him.  Cousin  Benny, my first cousin, is like a brother to me.  More...

Dollars & Cents

Should wealthy pay so much?

In a letter written in 1789, Benjamin Franklin observed, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While the former is certain 100 percent of the time, the latter is not necessarily so.  More...