Editorial

Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers While the presidential race played out this year, several things happened in Alabama politics that went under the radar. First, a federal appeals court upheld the legislature’s banning PAC to PAC transfers. The new Republican legislative majority that marched into the Statehouse in 2011 set out to destroy and bury the last bastion of Democratic power in the state – the once omnipotent Alabama Education Association. They…
A ‘broken Joseph’
By SUSAN MCCONNELL Guest Columnist At the end of every Christmas season, I make a list of items I need to purchase before the next Christmas. This year, when I pulled out my list, there was only one item written on the paper: “I need a Joseph!” No wrapping paper, gift tags, tree lights or bows. Just a Joseph. And then I remembered the manger scene. Joseph was broken! He is made of paper mache and…
Getting our Christmas tree
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson You will note that after Thanksgiving I write a lot about Christmas. You didn’t notice? Well, I do. I love the season. I watch Christmas movies instead of basketball. OK, I’ll watch “Pawn Stars” before basketball. My favorite Christmas movie is “The Lion in Winter.” Some say it isn’t a Christmas movie. They also say it isn’t a comedy. They are wrong. I also go…