Editorial

Rebuilding, reforming, and repairing our military
By Congressman Bradley Byrne There is no greater responsibility of the federal government than to provide for the safety and security of the American people. I have found myself making this point over and over again throughout my short time in Congress. With the wide range of issues under debate here in Washington, some of my colleagues seem to forget that our most basic responsibility as outlined in the Constitution…
A great perspective
By Larry Lee OK. I stole this from the Facebook page of Michael Leland who teaches in Iowa. But words of wisdom are just that, regardless of where we come across them. I was feeling pretty jaded this morning as two different sets of parents at Wal-Mart stopped me in the school supplies aisle to complain about how much they had … to get their kids this year. “This is just…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers As the horse race for our open U.S. Senate seat heads down the stretch, let’s look at the lay of the land. All indications are that Roy Moore and Luther Strange are headed for a one-two finish on August 15 and ultimately a runoff on September 26. The winner of that match will be our junior U. S. Senator for the next three years of the Jeff…
Coexistence on the beach
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Some of you know that before I retired, I spent my twilight years, professionally speaking, researching, and eventually writing a book about the Alabama-Florida Gulf Coast since World War II. The project involved spending a lot of time down there, so much time that my publisher began to wonder if I would ever finish – “I promise, it is almost done. Just one more Mullet…
Honoring those who served in WWI
By Bob Jones World War I has been overshadowed in modern history by the events involving World War II, Korea, Vietnam and more recently the Middle East. Despite those events, historians debate that it was WWI that shaped our modern world. On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson in a speech to Congress said, “The World must be made safe for democracy.” Wilson called for the U.S. to declare war…