January 25, 2023 – Legislature Organizes for Quadrennium

The legislature had their every four year organizational session earlier this month.  It is exactly what the title states, they are organizing for…


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January 18, 2023 – Inauguration Day

The Inauguration of our Alabama Constitutional officials was Monday.  Our state constitution calls for the inauguration to be held on the third…


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January 11, 2023 – Women Rule in Alabama Politics

For many years, Alabama has been ridiculed in national publications for having fewer women in political leadership positions than other assumed to be…


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January 4, 2023 – Two New U.S. Senators for Alabama

Richard Shelby walked out of the U.S. Senate this week after 36 years.  Walking out with him is almost all of Alabama’s seniority and power in…


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December 28, 2022 – Richard Shelby Coming Home

Our iconic Senior United States Senator, Richard Shelby, will walk out of the Senate chambers in Washington, D.C. next week and come home to…


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December 21, 2022 – The McMillan’s of Baldwin County

Alabama has a treasured history of famous political families.  Many of the legacies are of father and son dynasties.  The most prominent being the…


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December 14, 2022 – Two Jefferson County Legends Retire

As we begin to celebrate the Christmas season and close out 2022, allow me to share the story of two great Jefferson County/Alabama political…


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December 7, 2022 – Some Legislative Leaders Retire and Pass Away

Allow me to share the stories of three of my favorite legislative colleagues. Two of these gentlemen are retiring from the Alabama House of…


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November 30, 2022 – Alabama’s Big 10 Mayors Are Influential

Students of Alabama political history will rightly remember the 2022 midterm election. This election saw the majority of Alabama voters cast their…


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November 23, 2022 – All Politics Is No Longer Local

The legendary Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Tip O’Neill, is credited with coining the slogan, “all politics is local.”  He quoted it…


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