July 17, 2008 RSS feed / Editorials

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Rambling & Ruminating

Commercials are those annoying interruptions that we have to put up with in order to be able to watch what passes for entertainment on television these days. More...

Tanker contract to be re-bid

Report From Congress

In yet another chapter of the story of the Air Force's mission for a new fleet of aerial refueling tankers, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates last week announced an expedited re-competition of the tanker contract. More...

Dixiecrats met in B'ham, picked Strom Thurmond to run for president in '48

This Week In Alabama History

July 17, 1948: The Dixiecrat Convention assembles in Birmingham, with over 6,000 delegates from across the South in attendance. They selected Strom Thurmond as the presidential candidate for their States' Rights Party. More...

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Siegelman on Rove, more

Alabama Viewpoint

Last week I had a beer with Don Siegelman and four or five others at a Montgomery restaurant. Aside from being thinner than I remembered, he looked good and after all he's been through, he still has a sense of humor. More...