July 8, 2020 – Senate and Congressional Runoffs Next Week

Believe or not, coronavirus notwithstanding, we have three important GOP runoffs next Tuesday.  You will go back to the polls to elect two…


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July 1, 2020 – GOP Senate Runoff in Less Than Two Weeks

Folks, we are less than two weeks away from our election contest for our U.S. Senate Seat.  The runoff between former Senator Jeff Sessions and…


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June 24, 2020 – How Has Coronavirus Affected Alabama Politics?

As we end the first half of 2020, there is no doubt that the coronavirus is the story of the year.  The coronavirus saga of 2020 and its devastation…


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June 17, 2020 – Why George Wallace said “No” to U.S. Senate

My next book on Alabama politics will expound on who I believe have been the top 60 political leaders in Alabama over the past 60 years. More than…


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June 10, 2020 – Senate Runoff Resumes with Trump and Sessions in a Twitter Battle

The U.S. Senate runoff between former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was put on hold by the…


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June 3, 2020 – Stellar Group Studying Gambling in the State

Another legislation session has passed, and Alabama still has no lottery. Actually, the legislature does not in itself have the authority to pass a…


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May 27, 2020 – Mike Hubbard Conviction Finally Upheld

Over the past four years during my travels and speaking events over the state, the most asked question posed to me has been, “Why in the world is…


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May 20, 2020 – Speaker Sam Rayburn and Congressman Bob Jones

The legendary Speaker of the U.S. House, Sam Rayburn, coined a famous phrase he used often and imparted to young congressmen when they would arrive…


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May 13, 2020 – The 1965 Special Succession Session

The legislature meets in regular session every year for three-and-a-half months. However, an extraordinary special session can be called by the…


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May 6, 2020 – Budget is Priority Number One for Legislative Session. The Governor Proposes and the Legislature Disposes – However, Kay Ivey has Input

The 2020 Regular Legislative Session has resumed after a six-week hiatus due to the coronavirus shutdown of the state and nation. The session must…


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