Editorial

Working for the American people
By Congressman Bradley Byrne Last week in Washington, all eyes were on the Senate Intelligence Committee where former FBI Director James Comey was sent to testify. The hearing was a media circus. News outlets used countdown clocks in the lead up to the “big moment.” Of course it is important to get to the bottom of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election. That is why committees in Congress and a…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers Those of us who follow Alabama politics had circled June 6, 2017 as the beginning of the 2018 governor’s race. However, we did not foresee Donald Trump’s election as President in November and the subsequent appointment of our U.S. Senator, Jeff Sessions, as his Attorney General, thus, opening a U.S. Senate seat and causing the need for an unanticipated special election for the open senate seat this…
Progress Rail gets it
By Larry Lee Bill Ainsworth started a recycling company in 1981 in Albertville that is now known as Progress Rail with 7,000 employees worldwide. Today they are a division of Caterpillar and are one of the largest diversified suppliers of railroad products and services in the world. I often say that “Education Is Everyone’s Business” and Progress Rail is a great example of what I mean. I was at this company…
Leaving Paris Accord benefits American workers
By Congressman Bradley Byrne “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” Those were the words of President Donald Trump during a recent ceremony in the White House Rose Garden to announce he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. The United States should have never entered into the agreement in the first place, and I applaud President Trump for getting us out of…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers Since we are in the midst of an election for a U.S. Senator, let me share the story of one of the most prestigious congressional families in Alabama history. The Bankheads of Jasper would likely be the most prominent political family in Alabama political lore. More than likely there has never been a father serve as one of Americas most powerful U.S. Senators while their son, William…