May 10, 2007 RSS feed / Editorials

It's time to end the double-dipping

Guest Column

The long struggle for accountability and transparency in state government took a discouraging downturn recently when the Alabama State Board of Education failed to consider a proposal to ban politicians from holding jobs or contracts with state two More...

Senate puts politics aside and passes incentive bill

Alabama Scene

If you are a baseball fan you could call it a walk-off home run…a bottom of the ninth inning home run which won the game. More...

All politics are local, especially taxes


It has been said "all politics are local," for laws passed and decisions made on the national, state, county or municipal level always affect citizens locally. Taxes. It seems that politicians love them and citizens hate them. More...

Area anxiously awaits news of mega steel mill

At long last we will soon know whether Alabama's or Louisiana's super selling jobs and millions of incentives and other enticements were the most effective on the German steel manufacturer ThyssenKrupp. More...

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Undermining the principle of equal justice for all

Congressional Report

Last week, the House passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, H.R. 1592, by a vote of 237-180. More...