February 20, 2019 – Alabama Leads the Way with Female Government Leadership: Kay Ivey, Katie Britt, and Twinkle Cavanaugh

There has been a lot of talk about the advancement of women in politics over the past year.  It has been suggested that more progressive states have…


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February 13, 2019 – AEA Dead or Not? The NEA needs to go home – the in-laws have overstayed their welcome

The Alabama Education Association (AEA) was the most powerful and influential political organization in Alabama for close to three decades.  The late…


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February 6, 2019 – Organizational Session, Legislative Leadership, and Potential New Legislative Stars

The Legislature has met for their organizational session and elected their leadership for the next four years. Both the House and Senate leadership…


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January 30, 2019 – Infrastructure Program Should Be Priority 1

As the new quadrennium crests in Alabama government, everybody looks toward a new beginning.  There is a new fresh four years ahead for the newly…


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January 23, 2019 – New Federal Judges in Alabama – Future Legacy

Regardless of what happens in Donald Trump’s administration over the next two years, he will have a proven record of success as President especially…


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January 16, 2019 – What Will Our Congressional Districts Look Like After the 2020 Census

Preparations are being made to take the 2020 Census.  This process is not just a fun game to spell out demographic changes and interesting tidbits…


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January 9, 2019 – Alabama’s 1940’s Congressional Delegation

Recently I came across a copy of an old congressional directory from 1942.  It is always fun for me to read about this era in American political…


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January 2, 2019 – A New Quadrennium: Alabama Potpourri and Trivia

As we begin this New Year of 2019, Alabama begins a new quadrennium in state government. All of our Constitutional state officeholders begin their…


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December 26, 2018 – We Lost Some Great Leaders in 2018

As is my custom at the close of the year, I like to memorialize great Alabamians who have appeared and lived legendary lives upon the stage of…


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December 19, 2018 – Very Few White Democrats Left in Legislature. Several Legends Retire

The Republican tidal wave that swept Alabama’s statewide office holders to landslide victories filtered down to legislative races. Even though our…


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