September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Editorial

Alabama ought to be appointing judges to statewide courts

Our Opinions

Alabama ought to appoint its judges. We’ve long argued that electing judges politicizes the judiciary. More...

We’re outta here, but to where?

Gone South

Read the other day where some 1500 Americans on inflatable rafts floated across the St. Clair River, which divides Michigan from Ontario, and landed on Canadian soil. “Hot Damn,” I thought. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Another World War II vet gone

Editor’s Notes

About a year ago I learned of an unusual World War II veteran living in the Grand Bay area of Mobile County. Samuel Skelton was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor and was also one of the first U.S. More...

Alabama leaders hate following the rules

Other Opinions

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill tried to play by the rules when he said special session legislation had to pass by Aug. 24 to make it on November ballots.  More...

Shakeups in municipal elections

Inside the Statehouse

There is no truer adage in the political world than “all politics is local.” therefore, the best politics and the best governing in the state is at the local level. More...


“This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)   More...

More cheese coming for nation’s food banks

Dollars & Cents

Food banks across the country are about to receive more cheese, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The agency will purchase 11 million pounds of cheese for distribution to food banks.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story