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.

December 6, 2023 – Lister Hill, One of Alabama Greatest U.S. Senators

We had a very distinguished congressional delegation from Alabama during the 30-year span of 1934-1964.  The congressmen from the Heart of Dixie appeared to be born to serve in Congress.  Their pedigrees were all similar.  They had pretty much been born and raised in the town that they would eventually represent in Congress.  Almost all had gone to the University of Alabama for their education and most had graduated from Alabama’s Law School.  While at the Capstone, most had been members of Greek fraternities.   In addition to their Greek fraternal affiliation, they were politically active at the Capstone and also belonged to a mystic political fraternity known as “The Machine.”  This group was basically a political party that was made up of the fraternities on campus.  It was well…

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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…

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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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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.