July 19, 2018 RSS feed / Editorial

Just 6% of state voters decided lieut. governor

Editor’s Notes

It is a sad state of affairs — and a sad state, meaning Alabama — when 6% of our registered voters elect a man to be second in command.  I’m talking about Tuesday’s Republican runoff election and State Rep. More...

Alabama could be hit hard by tariffs

Dollars & Cents

A few readers may remember Newton’s Third Law of Motion from a physics class: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” We see this illustrated in the current tariffs turmoil. More...

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Women in combat

Gone South

Not long ago some of our professional politicians began offering their opinions on whether or not women should be sent into a combat situation.  My opinion is this. If you are gonna have combat, I see no reason to keep women out.  More...

Pictures from the Past

Jackie Duke and Richard Waller polish their boots at Fort Gordon, Augusta, Ga., in this 1962 photo. More...


I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time. H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)   More...

Looking toward November election

Inside the Statehouse

You have the results of Tuesday’s runoff elections. I had to go to press with my column before the results were known.  More...

Old-timey weather predictors

Through the Past

Feels a lot like summer today, fall is just around the corner and if I need to know about the weather, I grab the remote and turn to the weather channel. More...

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Demand more of ourselves, candidates

Alabama Daily News

It’s easy to be tough on politicians. Some of the lowest hanging fruit for a writer is criticizing the latest way a politician or the political class in general has let us all down. More...

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GOP’s ‘Better Way’ is paying off

Congress Reports

Two years ago, I joined other Republican House members in unveiling our “Better Way” agenda. The agenda covered everything from national security to tax reform to the economy. More...