Archive for December, 2007

December 26, 2007

As 2007 comes to an end let’s look back at what happened politically in Alabama this year. The partisan bickering in the Alabama Senate climaxed on the final day of the annual legislative session with Republican Senator Charles Bishop slugging Democrat Lowell Barron in the face on the floor of the senate. It was seen […]

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December 19, 2007

Many of you found last week’s column on the Machine at the University of Alabama interesting and intriguing. The Machine, as mentioned last week, is a cadre of campus leaders who are members of Greek fraternities and sororities at the University. It is a farm club system where those who aspire to public service or […]

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December 12, 2007

There has been a political organization on the University of Alabama campus, called the Machine, since 1888. It is a secretive coalition of fraternities and sororities that has controlled campus politics since that time. It has completely dominated campus political life because of the cohesiveness and commitment to the Greek system within the University of […]

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December 05, 2007

During the autumn months there has been a potpourri of political happenings in Alabama. So as the fall comes to a close and we enter the Christmas season let’s look back on some the most notable events of the past few months. Gov. Bob Riley planned to call a fall special session to deal with […]

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