March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

So much for a ‘hands-on style’

Editor’s Notes

I endorsed Dr. Bentley well before the 2010 Republican primary. The Tuscaloosa dermatologist was in his second term in the Alabama House of Representatives when he announced he would run for governor. More...

State GOP voters love Trump

Inside the Statehouse

This has been an exciting election year when it comes to presidential politics. It has been an extraordinarily unusual and unpredictable presidential contest to say the least, especially on the Republican side.  More...

A sad state of affairs

Rebekah Mason’s comments of gender bias untrue and a discredit to women everywhere Ala. Policy Institute

Alabama is, once again, making national news for all the wrong reasons. In the modern political era, our state has seen two governors face criminal convictions, one of whom remains in prison. More...

From The Democrat’s Files, 100 Years Ago

“Deputy Sheriff Ed Cox sustained a serious loss this week when an outhouse on his place near Coffeeville, containing 200 gallons of syrup, was destroyed by fire.”  March 16, 1916   More...

President Obama’s Che moment

National Review

President Barack Obama inadvertently found the perfect photo-op for his Cuba visit at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Jose Marti Memorial in Havana. More...

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Update on Spring Break

Gone South

ON THE REDNECK RIVIERA — Spring Break is going full-tilt-boogie. More...

Balancing risks and rewards

Dollars & Cents

“If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.” These words from former President Richard Nixon are as applicable to investors as to politicians. More...

It isn’t all over — not the shoutin’ or the writing

Through The Past

Seldom does motivation and inspiration to write something come on as strongly as last week when I finally got around to reading Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg’s memoir, “All Over But The Shoutin’.” Bragg knows southern and h More...

Greater fear: Death by sharks or pigs?

* It was 19th-century Russian playwright and short story writer Anton Chekhov who made the following sage observation: “Love, friendship, respect, do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.”   More...