Editorial

A week on the road
By Congressman Bradley Byrne Eleven town hall meetings. Over 700 miles. Six counties. Eight visits. Those are just a few of the numbers from my past week on the road in Southwest Alabama. The House was out of session last week for a District Work Period. Some people call these weeks “recess,” but they are far from relaxing for me. In fact, these days often go from sun up to…
Last PTO meeting?
Several months ago I made this note on my calendar for Monday, April 24: “ACM last PTO meeting.” ACM is, of course, A.C. Moore Elementary School. When I made that note, I was thinking the last PTO meeting of the school year. I didn’t realize at the time how prophetic that note might be. This could have been the last PTO program ever at A.C. Moore Elementary. If Superintendent of…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers The decisive move by newly minted Governor Kay Ivey to declare a Special Election for the Jeff Sessions’ Senate Seat this year rather than next year changes the entire complexion of who will sit in that coveted seat. It also redefines the landscape of an ever changing and pivotal Alabama political scene. This next year will be an adventure as we elect a Senator and concurrently the…
Some thoughts on girls going wild
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Summer is upon us. And down on the coast some folks are asking, will girls go wild this year? As some of you know, and the rest of you are about to know, for years I wandered the beaches from Gulf Shores to Panama City studying cultural clashes of the Southern variety. In that effort I had no choice but to explore the controversy swirling…
Stopping religious persecution
By Congressman Bradley Byrne This past week, Christians around the world celebrated Holy Week, which culminated on Sunday with Easter. This is a time when we gather with our family and friends to remember the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is about reflecting on the events that led to this treasured weekend. It is about remembering that Jesus was not just an extraordinary individual but he was…