Archive for June, 2014

June 26, 2014

A recent Fortune magazine article ranks Alabama as one of the top ten states when it comes to corruption.  We were ranked number six. The rankings were determined by a study of convictions of public officials for violations of federal corruption laws between 1976 and 2008. A good many of our sister southern states also […]

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June 19, 2014

There is an old adage that says the more things change the more they remain the same. This is certainly apropos for this year’s primary elections. On election night, I kept looking for some upset or surprise. It was not forthcoming. Essentially every incumbent won reelection, especially when it came to State Senate and House […]

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June 12, 2014

The big news out of last week’s political primaries is that there was no news. The results of every race came down almost precisely as was predicted. The prevailing hypothesis among experts that there would be a low voter turnout was fulfilled. The turnout was around 20% statewide, as was expected.  The reason for the […]

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June 05, 2014

You know the results of Tuesday’s primary elections. However, my column had to go to press prior to Tuesday’s vote. Therefore, we will discuss and analyze the outcome next week. It is doubtful that there were any surprises. Gov. Robert Bentley more than likely waltzed to the GOP nomination. He will probably face Parker Griffith […]

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