U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers spent his teenage years in Alabama, was educated in Alabama, lives in Alabama and represents Alabama in Congress. “I never left Alabama,” he said last week at Auburn University. “I’ve been here over the last five decades raising a family and proud of this country, proud…

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers’ re-election campaign is a mirror image of his standard operating procedure in Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District. Where’s Mike? No one except the fortunate few knows. Will Mike’s office call you back? Rarely, if ever. Will Mike announce his public appearances and min…

CHOCCOLOCCO — Out here, it’s easy to forget you’re near anything. Green surrounds you, hues of farmland and pine trees and grass. The Appalachian foothills catch your eye. There’s more here now than there used to be, but it still is and always will be Calhoun County’s most bucolic place, qui…