June 20, 2018 – Judicial Races Highlighted – June 5 Primary

This is not just a gubernatorial year in the Heart of Dixie. We have every constitutional office up for election which includes Lt. Governor,…


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June 13, 2018 – Analysis of Gubernatorial Primaries

Now that the dust has settled from last week’s gubernatorial primaries, let’s analyze the outcome. Governor Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox…


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June 6, 2018 – Buck’s Pocket

You voted Tuesday on a crowded ballot. Historically, in Alabama we have voted more heavily in our Governor’s race year than in a presidential year.…


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May 30, 2018 – Senator Shelby Appropriations

In my book, “Of Goats and Governors: Six Decades of Alabama Political Stories,” I suggest that based on seniority, tenure, power and prestige that…


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May 23, 2018 – Less than Two Weeks to Primary – Governor’s Race

As we get down to the lick log in the 2018 June Primary, there are few if any surprises in any of the major state races.  Polling indicates that all…


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May 16, 2018 – Secondary Statewide Races on Ballot this Year

Folks, we are less than three weeks away from our June 5th primary.  Besides the governor’s race, all of our secondary constitutional races are on…


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May 9, 2018 – Low Voter Turnout Expected for Primary

We are less than four weeks away from our June 5th primary. Those of us who follow Alabama politics have pointed to this year as being a very…


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May 2, 2018 – Court of Appeals Races on Ballot this Year

Last week we made you aware that five of the nine seats on our State Supreme Court are up for election this year. In addition, our Court of Civil…


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April 25, 2018 – Supreme Court Races On Ballot This Year

Among the plethora of races on the ballot this year are the important seats on the Alabama Supreme Court.  We have an unprecedented five out of nine…


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April 18, 2018

Our antiquated 1901 Constitution was designed to give inordinate power to the Legislature.  During the Wallace years, the King of Alabama politics,…


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