Archive for July, 2010

July 30, 2010

In 1949 Dr. V.O. Key, Jr. wrote a book entitled, “Southern Politics in State and Nation.” His book is considered the bible of southern political history. It is still the cornerstone textbook of choice for most courses on southern politics taught at universities throughout the country. When Key writes about Alabama he has a chapter […]

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July 23, 2010

When the campaign for governor began in earnest a year ago most experts predicted that at this point and time the candidates left standing for the 2010 general election would be Bradley Byrne and Artur Davis. Instead the field is set with the unlikely pairing of Robert Bentley vs. Ron Sparks. The Mississippi casinos would […]

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July 16, 2010

This week will determine who the Republican nominee for governor will be as well as for two other secondary statewide offices. However, a good many of this fall’s contenders were selected without runoffs on June 1st. Our senior U.S. Senator, Richard Shelby, was nominated over nominal opposition. He received 84% of the primary vote and […]

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July 09, 2010

The marquee match up in next Tuesday’s upcoming runoff races is the Republican gubernatorial contest between Bradley Byrne and Dr. Robert Bentley. The winner will emerge as the favorite to succeed Gov. Bob Riley. It has been a fun and interesting Republican race with lots of twists and turns. The obvious surprise has been the […]

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July 02, 2010

Bradley Byrne’s bold challenging Paul Hubbert’s omnipotence of Goat Hill was like waving a red flag in front of a raging bull. As we said last week, Hubbert’s fiefdom is to completely control the Education Budget and policy. That is his sandbox. He does not mind allowing the governor to play in his sandbox because […]

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