January 31, 2024 – 2024 Legislative Session Begins Next Week

The 2024 Legislative Session begins next week.  It will be difficult to replicate the success of last year’s regular session.  The 2023 year was a…


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January 24, 2024 – NEW SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IS THE RACE TO WATCH IN 2024

The most interesting race to watch this year in Alabama will be for the newly drawn second congressional district. The new seat was drawn by the…


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January 17, 2024 – 2024 IS AN ELECTION YEAR

This is a presidential election year. Our GOP Presidential Primary is our election in the Heart of Dixie. We are a one party state, especially in…


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January 10, 2024 – MORE OBSERVATIONS FROM 2023

My notebook of observations from 2023 was so full that I will continue this week. Our new United States Senator, Katie Boyd Britt, has proven to all…


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January 3, 2024 – 2023 OBSERVATIONS AND ACCOLADES

I know we are in a new year, but allow me to look back into 2023 and share with you some observations and accolades from the last year. My old friend…


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December 27, 2023 – Roger Bedford Remembered

As is my custom, my yearend column is devoted to acknowledging meaningful Alabama political leaders who passed away during the year. This year I will…


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December 20, 2023 – Senator Katie Britt’s Amazing First Year

As Christmas approaches, Alabama’s new senator, Katie Britt, prepares to mark one year in office. Those of us who have known her since before she was…


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December 13, 2023 – The Legend of Senator John Sparkman

In my 2015 book, Of Goats and Governors: Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories, I have a Chapter entitled “Alabama’s Three Greatest…


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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…


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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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