February 6, 2014 RSS feed / Editorial

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Gone South

Beware of unintended consequences

Let me begin with this observation.  With our elected representatives gathered in Montgomery to do the people’s business the time seems right for me to issue my annual warning to them.  Think before you act.  Or the law of unant More...

Greasepit Grammar

Homophone ignorance

The age of texting and audio books has left America in a state of anarchy when it comes to precise language.  Nobody seems to know what to do when confronted with nouns imported from other languages that form their plurals by means other than th More...

The monkey in us

 If you’re like the average American, you will eat about 150 bananas this year — 26 pounds’ worth.   Up until the  More...

Thru the Past

Groundhogs & Essie

As far back as I can remember, Groundhog Day was a big day for Aunt Essie and me.  More...

Inside the Statehouse

Southern senators

Over the years some of you have inquired about the use of the filibuster in the halls of the U.S. Congress and Senate. The word itself is not something that the average citizen is familiar with or totally knowledgeable of its meaning. More...

Dollars & Cents

Our declining economic freedom

While economic freedom has reached record levels throughout the world, it continues to decline in the United States. More...

A prayer for all those fighting cancer

Dear Editor,  When I step inside this place, I step into another world, this world is called reality, it’s filled with handshakes, hugs, tears, smiles, pale skin, and pure hearts, and people of all races. More...

101 Years Ago

Electric chair better

A black man, Jerry Hill, was hanged Jan. 30, 1913 at 7:30 a.m. He had been convicted for murdering an infant near Alameda. More...