Editorial

What would Carl McIntire say about that?
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson Amid the controversy surrounding President Trump and his close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, I could not help but wonder what Carl McIntire would have thought of it all. Who? Back in the 1950s, when the Cold War was raging, when children were taught how to “duck and cover” to protect themselves in case of a Soviet nuclear attack, when Boy Scouts were taught…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers As I have suggested to you, we are looking at one momentous 2018 election year, and it has begun. Get this, folks, we have an open governor’s race. We have openings at Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Agriculture Commissioner, three seats on the Supreme Court including the Chief Justice position, all 35 state Senate seats, all 105 House seats, one hotly contested congressional seat, as well…
Opposing proposed gas tax
The following letter was sent to Alabama Senator Greg Albritton and Alabama Representative Alan Baker. Senator Albritton and Representative Baker: I oppose the proposed new gas tax. Working men and women have suffered for years under high gas prices; we finally get a break and someone in government wants to raise the gas tax. If they want to raise revenue let the county commissions and other related governmental entities cut…
Who matters? The voters
Regardless of your political leanings, you’re probably – or perhaps maybe – dismayed at some of the junk that’s going on in our country today. I recently read an opinion piece about the “sore loser syndrome” – a good name, I think, for what’s happening since the election and inauguration of President Donald Trump. “They” were so sure – the media (national media), the celebrities, the Democrats. So sure. They…
What is the Congressional Review Act?
By Congressman Bradley Byrne Rolling back regulations, rules, and red tape that are limiting opportunities for the American people and small businesses has been an important priority for me in Congress. But what exactly is being done about it? Well, there is actually a little known and little used law that allows Congress to remove certain government regulations. In 1996, Republicans passed something known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA).…