January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

Gone South

Ninety-eight roses for Mama

Sometimes I feel like amotherless childLong way from my homeTraditionalNegro Spiritual Last week I became an orphan. More...

Dollars & Cents

Differences in rich and poor nations

Have you ever wondered why some nations are rich and others are impoverished? This dilemma has posed challenges for years, leading to hundreds of studies and scores of books. More...

Remembering ‘Mayor’ Rodgers

Dear Editor, The obituary for James (Dick) Rodgers of Whatley that was printed in the The Democrat ( Jan. 9) was read with much interest. But much more must be said about this wonderful man, a fine citizen of Whatley. More...

Apples, oranges; weather, climate

Dear Editor, Concerning the editorial cartoon of Jan. More...

Editor’s Notes

Local politics cranking up

What might have been a lackluster political year is gearing up to be interesting. The big surprise is longtime County Commissioner Patricia DuBose’s decision not to seek a fourth term. More...

Inside the Statehouse

GOP targets sheriffs’ races

It looks like our good doctor Gov. Robert Bentley will escape a serious challenge to his reelection bid this year. The GOP primary, which is tantamount to election in a statewide race in the Heart of Dixie, is less than five months away. If Gov. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Understanding ‘reining in’ something

The good old days before Henry Ford put Old Dobbin out to pasture are now passing out of our linguistic memory. More...

Photo

That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much. More...