Editorial

No, Justice Stevens, the Second Amendment must be preserved
By Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall I recently read with interest an op-ed written by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calling on the American people to “repeal the Second Amendment” in the name of making us safer. I could not disagree more. I have been a prosecutor for 20 years. I support efforts proven to reduce crime, protect children, and keep criminals from buying or possessing firearms.…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers There are dramatic differences between our congressional delegation of the 1940s-1960s and our group on the Potomac today. Obviously, their partisan badges have changed, as have Alabamians. There is also a tremendous difference in power and seniority of that era versus today’s group. That bygone era of Alabama congressmen were very progressive New Deal Democrats; whereas, our delegation today is one of the most conservative in America.…
Commemorating John Pelham
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson III While not wanting to go overboard on this “Confederate History” thing, I do have one more comment to make. And it’s really not about the Confederacy at all. In years past, the city of Jacksonville has commemorated the life of one of Calhoun County’s own, John Pelham, who was born in Alexandria in 1838 and died in Virginia on March 17, 1863. Paying homage…
Funding our government
By Congressman Bradley Byrne There is no more important function of the federal government than to provide for our common defense. Unfortunately, for nearly seven years, Democrats have held funding for our military hostage, and as a result, we are facing a serious readiness crisis in our military. We have planes unable to fly and ships that cannot sail. A lack of proper resources has resulted in a loss of servicemember lives…
Confederate Heritage Month: A letter home
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson In Alabama, April is Confederate History Month. Now let me say up front that I have a problem with giving a whole month to any particular group. Not that I am opposed to recognizing the historical significance of what a particular group has done, but rather that it seems to suggest that the group can be justifiably ignored for the rest of the year. But…