Archive for August, 2007

August 29, 2007

Alabama experienced the wrenching throes of the Great Depression like the rest of the nation. There were tragic stories of devastation that paralleled those illuminated in the classic novel, “The Grapes of Wrath.” On the other hand, I have heard many old timers who lived during the Depression say we never knew there was a […]

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August 22, 2007

In 1971 George Wallace was at the height of his political power. Including his wife’s election in 1966, Wallace had been elected Governor of Alabama three straight times. Much like today several of the general fund agencies were in dire financial straits. Wallace chose to remedy the problems in prisons and mental health with a […]

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August 15, 2007

I have been on a speaking tour throughout Alabama this summer talking Alabama politics with many of you. As I traveled the state a question was posed to me several times about politics in general. The query being whether politics has always been as mean and dirty as it is today. That question is hard […]

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August 08, 2007

Our Senior U.S. Senator, Richard Shelby, is Alabama’s most premier and powerful politician. Shelby has enjoyed a stellar political career and taken a textbook path to stardom. He served eight years in the Alabama State Senate and eight more years as a U.S. Congressman. In 1986 Shelby took a leap of faith as a democratic […]

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August 01, 2007

The dynamics of the 2008 Presidential Race have changed dramatically over the past six months due to the avalanche of large and more populous states changing their presidential preference primaries to February 5th. This historic altering means that in about six months from now you will probably know who the Republican and Democratic nominees will […]

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