April 04, 2018

Republicans took control of federal offices and presidential races in 1964 in Alabama.  It was referred to as the Goldwater Landslide. The…


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March 28, 2018

Every constitutional statewide office is up for election this year.  Just like the governor’s office you can serve two consecutive four-year terms…


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March 21, 2018

When talk turns to politics in Alabama, it usually leads to the Governor’s race.  In Alabama politics the Governor’s office is the Brass Ring. It is…


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March 14, 2018

Well, folks, the 2018 Political year has begun and all of the horses are in the chute.  It is going to be a good year for horse races. Perennially,…


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March 07, 2018

As the June primaries for our statewide races get closer, there is a lot of media attention and stories written about the power being wielded by…


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February 28, 2018

The Alabama Legislature usually gets very little done during an election year session except passage of the budgets. However, the Legislature may…


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February 21, 2017

The 2018 legislative session will be short and sweet.  It is an election year.  Historically, during the last year of a quadrennium, the legislature…


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February 14, 2018

I have written about the legendary capitol reporters who use to cover Goat Hill.  There was Bob Ingram of the Montgomery Advertiser, Al Fox of the…


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February 7, 2018

A few weeks back my column illuminated the career and influence attained by our senior U.S. Senator Richard Shelby.  In the column and in my book,…


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January 31, 2018

This political year of 2018 may very well be the year of the woman in Alabama politics.  In Alabama’s 200 year history, only one woman has been…


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