November 14, 2018 RSS feed / Editorial

GOP now loves a straight ticket

Editor’s Notes

The election is over and while Democrats made some gains nationwide, Alabama — and Clarke County — remain firmly in the Republican column. More...

Wilcox lady will be a good governor

Inside the Statehouse

The legendary Alabama storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham, used to say, “Alabama is like a big front porch.” She was right, I have found that to be the case my entire life. More...

Political Cartoon

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Without trust, our system fails

Center for Effective Government

Debate in Congress has always been contentious. I can remember times on Capitol Hill when “debate” was actually more of a screaming match than a civil discussion.  More...

Sneaking Mother’s Jergens lotion

Through the Past

I saw a commercial this morning about Jergens lotion. A flood of memories came rushing in—this was the last thing that Daddy remembered that he could smell! He lived the rest of his life not being able to smell anything! More...

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Doing politics right

Gone South

With much debated local, state and national elections over, it seems like a good time to remember that for as much as politics change, a lot of things have been constant over the years. This is a reprint of a column Hardy Jackson wrote a while back. More...

Revisiting mistakes of the past

Dollars & Cents

In a 1948 speech to the House of Commons, Sir Winston Churchill stated, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Unfortunately, we have seen Churchill’s observation come true numerous times. More...


“If you can't say anything good about someone, sit right here by me.”  Alice Roosevelt Longworth  More...

Veterans deserve proper access to education, workforce opportunities

Congress Reports

One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the world’s largest, deadliest, and costliest war to that date drew to an end. The guns that boomed over field and forest in Europe fell silent. More...

Pictures from the Past

This is truly a picture from the past...gasoline for 27 cents a gallon! Golda Wilson poses in front of a sign at her family’s business on the south side of Grove Hill sometime in the mid- 1950s. More...