August 4, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

Is Alabama broke enough for lawmakers to go for a lottery?

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If it wasn’t so serious, it might be funny.  The way Republican state lawmakers who have long opposed any kind of state-sanctioned gambling suddenly have seen the light and decided that a lottery might not be such a bad idea after all.&nbs More...

As the World Turns: Alabama-style

Inside the Statehouse

Now that the national conventions are over and we have had a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming fall presidential contest, let us turn our attention back to our good ole state politics.  More...

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Rampant financial illiteracy in U.S.

Dollars & Cents

The precarious state of financial literacy - or, more correctly, financial illiteracy - is in the news again. More...

Why I Teach

Editor’s note: With schools starting next week, Kim Hamilton brought this by thinking local teachers might enjoy it. It was written by her late great-grandmother, Della H. McCrary of Scottsboro who taught school for at least 40 years. More...

Air conditioning changed the south

Gone South

The other day a picture popped up on my news web page, and I was told that it was the anniversary of the birth or death or something-or-other of Willis Carrier, the inventor of air conditioning.  Down here in Dixie our states should declare a ho More...

Quotes

“It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.”  William G. McAdoo (1863 - 1941)  “The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.”   More...