Archive for August, 2016

August 31, 2016

With Labor Day approaching it signifies that the long hot summer will soon be coming to an end. It seems that the summers are getting hotter and hotter. I was born and raised in south Alabama so I was accustomed to long hot summers.  I remember when there was no air conditioning in houses or […]

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August 24, 2016

In 1960 television was a new medium. Most Americans did not have televisions in the early 1950’s. However, by 1960 the majority of the country had fallen in love with Lucy and TV. Presidential races had been run by party bosses in urban enclaves like New York and Boston. Political parties and party conventions were […]

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August 17, 2016

Political experts and historians have consistently chronicled the fact that vice presidential choices has no significant effect on the presidential race outcome. However, this has been a very unconventional presidential political year. My assessment is that the selection of Mike Pence by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s choosing Tim Kaine were extremely wise and helpful […]

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August 10, 2016

As anticipated, a special Legislative Session has been called by Governor Robert Bentley.  The Session is set to begin this Monday, August 15. Dr. Bentley has bemoaned the fact that the legislature refused to grant Medicaid the $85 million they said they needed in the budget fiscal year, which begins October 1. In the Governor’s […]

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August 03, 2016

Now that the national conventions are over and we have had a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming fall presidential contest, let us turn our attention back to our good ole state politics. Even though we do not have any good state races this year, it does not mean that we have not […]

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