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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October 31, 2018 – “General Election Next Week”

This time two years ago, I was bubbling over with anticipation with expectations that I would have two years of fun following an exciting governor’s…


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October 24, 2018 – Frank Johnson the Legend and the Free State of Winston

Those of us who are Baby Boomers remember the tumultuous times of the 1960’s.  We lived through the Civil Rights revolution. Those of us who grew up…


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October 17, 2018 – The Shorty Price Story

Since this is Alabama vs. Tennessee week and we have a Governor’s Race in three weeks, allow me to share the Story of Shorty Price. Alabama has had…


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October 10, 2018 – Democrats have three viable candidates, but Republicans will prevail

In politics, perception is reality.  It is perceived and therefore factual that a Democrat cannot win a statewide race in Alabama. The proof is in…


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