Steve Flowers

“Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers” is Alabama’s leading political column. It is published weekly in over 60 Alabama newspapers and has a circulation of over 360,000. Having served 16 years in the Alabama State Legislature, Steve brings a unique perspective to Alabama politics.

“Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers” covers the state political scene each week in an entertaining and informative fashion. The weekly column also takes its readers down “Memory Lane” with Alabama’s rich and colorful political history.

November 29, 2023 – Career Politicians, Good or Bad?

In recent years, candidates for political office have lambasted, run against and proclaimed that they were not career politicians.  Every television ad for someone who has never held office has proudly stated that they are not career politicians. That all sounds good, but is it really good?  In my lifetime, the word politician has become synonymous with someone sinister and untrustworthy.  In fact, politics has become something that the brightest and best people have come to avoid.   That was not the case when I was a boy growing up in Alabama.  The most outstanding young men in the state chose to go into public service. Having roots in the state was important towards success for the men who rose to public office.  The great Alabama storyteller, Katherine Tucker Windham, would say,…

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November 22, 2023 – 60th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s Assassination

The assassination of John F. Kennedy happened 60 years ago this week.  It occurred to me that a good many of you may be too young to remember that…

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November 15, 2023 – Negative Ads Work and Always Have

Over the years many of you have lamented to me and said, “I am so tired of seeing all negative ads with candidates lambasting each other in political…

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In addition to his weekly newspaper column, Steve Flowers brings his expertise to radio and television shows throughout the state.

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“This Week in Alabama Politics” is a 10 minute weekly show produced by Troy University television. His 30 minute show, “Alabama Politics” features statewide political figures and can be viewed every Thursday and Friday night on public television. Alabama Politics can be viewed in Montgomery and Autauga County viewing areas Monday through Friday at 7:30 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. on channels 43 and 96.

Steve also appears regularly on television stations WAKA, CBS 8 – Montgomery and CBS 42 – Birmingham as their political analyst.

Steve’s radio show, “This Week in Alabama Politics”, is aired every Saturday at 4:35 on TROY Public Radio. It is also syndicated statewide and can be heard over 21 commercial stations throughout the state.

Of Goats and Governors – Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories

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The new book from Steve Flowers, Of Goats and Governors – Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories, is now available for sale. It will be enjoyable reading for anyone interested in Alabama political history. The book is published by NewSouth Books, an independent publishing house specializing in regional books of national interest.