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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December 12, 2018 – Last of Famous Probate Judges: Hardy McCollum

In Alabama political history, the office of Probate Judge was the most powerful and prestigious position.  In the old days, in every county in…


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December 5, 2018 – Further Analysis of General Election – Winners and Losers

Now that the dust has settled on this year’s elections, let’s look back at who are the big winners and losers of the year. The obvious winner in the…


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November 28, 2018 – Analysis of General Election

A few last thoughts and observations on our November 6 General Election in Alabama. Our new 55th Governor looked and sounded more like the old Kay…


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November 21, 2018 – Alabama vs. Auburn Game

The only sport that Alabamians enjoy more than Alabama politics is college football.  We especially love the Alabama vs. Auburn football game. Folks,…


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November 14, 2018 – Kay Ivey, Our 55th Governor

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…


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November 7, 2018 – “More Than Election Going on In Alabama Politics”

Our gubernatorial election year politics ended yesterday.  However, there have been other political maneuverings and developments going on behind the…


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