Editorial

The Rollin’ Thunder
By Pia Gorme When you come to OWA, the first thing that will probably grab your attention is the huge, blue roller coaster in the center of the Park, the Rollin’ Thunder. At least for me, when I arrived at OWA last Thursday for the Media Showcase with Ms. Sherry, Ms. Myrna, and my papa, that was the case. I decided if I was going to get on at least…
A good time at OWA
No, Myrna and I didn’t ride Rollin’ Thunder … or any of the other thrill rides at OWA Thursday evening. We were perfectly content to keep our feet on the ground. When we received an invitation to the OWA media event, I could hardly wait to go. From the press conference last November when we sat under a huge tent in an empty field until last Thursday, the excitement has…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers During my tenure in the legislature in the 1980s and 1990s, political party affiliation was not as pronounced as it is today. We were identified within the Montgomery / Capitol arena as either a conservative pro-business legislator or a liberal pro-union / pro-trial lawyer legislator. Similar to when someone new arrives in Alabama and they are asked to choose sides in college football, you have to make…
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…