Archive for October, 2013

October 31, 2013

The greatest partisan change in American political history has occurred during my lifetime. The transformation of Alabama and our sister Deep South states from an all Democratic region to an all Republican territory has been remarkable and historic. Exactly 50 years ago today Alabama’s entire delegation in Washington was Democratic. Democrats held all seven constitutional […]

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October 24, 2013

During the summer the U.S. Supreme Court rendered two significant rulings. They were quite different philosophically. The high tribunal, in a far-reaching landmark decision, rendered same sex marriage legal in America. By granting all legal rights to same sex marriage they gave credence and official sanction to these unions. Their decisions are the law of […]

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October 17, 2013

Fall is my favorite time of year and October is my favorite month. The pristine air, glorious foliage and football season are enthralling. Every October I think of a traumatic experience for our nation. It was 51 years ago this month that the Cuban Missile Crisis occurred. I remember it like it was yesterday. It […]

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October 10, 2013

Throughout history cities that sit on a coast have been perceived as sinful places. Perhaps it is because seafaring people land there and are in search of raucous recreation. Therefore, port cities give rise to transiency and a more whimsical and capricious environment than their inland neighbors. Even in biblical times the Apostle Paul would […]

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October 03, 2013

Believe it or not the 2014 state elections are only eight months away. This gubernatorial year, which usually portends a plethora of interesting and exciting races, is shaping up as a ho hum year. Gov. Robert Bentley appears to be on a path to breeze toward reelection to a second four-year term. Bentley has done […]

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