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January 30, 2015

Opinion

Williams: Defense against demagogues

When gasoline sold at record prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said, "I think it’s time to say to these people, ‘Stop ripping off the American people.’" When the average price of regular gas was close to $4 a gallon, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for Congress to look into breaking up giant oil companies. The claim was that "Wall Street greed (was) fueling high gas prices."

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Recent Headlines

Tuesday 01/27/2015
Inside the Statehouse: State facing financial shortfall in General Fund
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 10:02 pm

The most pressing problem facing the governor and legislature as they enter this new quadrennium is the financial shortfall in the General Fund Budget.

Sunday 01/25/2015
Jackson: Cold enough for you?
Posted: January 25, 2015

While everybody talked about the weather, nobody seemed to do anything about it. -Attributed to Mark Twain

Creating jobs for Alabama
Posted: January 25, 2015

As job-creation goes, Alabama is no different than the other 49 states.

The GOP’s no-go zones
Posted: January 25, 2015

We’ve found the fabled no-go zones that recently tripped up Fox News. They are real, but they aren’t found in European cities with significant Muslim populations. Republicans have considered proposals that President Barack Obama offered during Tuesday’s State of the Union speech and have decided there’s no going there.

Tuesday 01/20/2015
Will West defend itself?
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 10:09 pm

Leftists and progressives believe that the U.S. should become more like Europe. They praise Europe’s massive welfare state, socialized medicine and stifling economic regulation and accept its unwillingness to defend itself against barbarism. I wonder whether America’s leftists and progressives want to import some of Europe’s barbaric extremism associated with its Muslim population.

Gay marriage in the court’s hands
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 10:07 pm

Ten years ago, President George W. Bush was preparing for the start of his second term in the White House. The Republican’s 2004 election campaign was partially built on two backward-looking positions, the Vietnam War and the bitter culture wars of decades past.

Inspiration from the governor
Posted: January 20, 2015

Monday morning at the state Capitol, Gov. Robert Bentley quoted from the book of Isaiah, mentioned the book of Acts, discussed Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and, since he’s the governor of Alabama, slipped in a football reference. His second inauguration speech also inspired Alabamians eager for four more years of his leadership with passages like this one: "We have come so far … But we can never allow ourselves to be satisfied with past achievements." Ah, the irony of our governor.

Sunday 01/18/2015
Hardy Jackson: Readin’ Rick
Posted: January 18, 2015

Back when I was in college I played the guitar.

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