Editorial

Reach out for help – Reach out to help
I watched a video today. Seems innocent enough, in today’s world. We all watch some sort of video on social media with our phones in hand. However what I watched today was disturbing to say the least. You see, in this video a young lady documented her death. She had taken her own life in this video. This incident took place in Georgia and in the grand scheme of things…
All the news that’s fit to fake
By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson The biggest thing in the news lately has been fake news. Or as the more simple among us calls it, lies. Now I am not talking about satire – the things people make up to be funny while at the same time make you think, which you might not want to do, but if you read good satire you can’t help but think. If it…
Five things to watch in 2017
By Congressman Bradley Byrne In 2017, Republicans will have control of the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives. This is a rare situation that has happened only 16 times the past 100 years. Under a unified Republican government, there is great potential for important reforms. Here are five areas where I hope to see progress in 2017: 1. Health Care Relief – Far too many American families…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers This past year in Alabama politics was surprisingly more interesting than was expected. The judicial inquiry commission removed Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore from the bench for telling the probate judges in the state to not perform marriage ceremonies for gay people. He said marriage should be between a man and a woman, as do most people in Alabama. This removal by this vague panel of…
The passing of a statesman
By Larry Lee How do you give due respect to someone like former Governor Albert Brewer?  I’m not sure you really can. He was definitely an anomaly in today’s “kill or be killed” world of politics. For one thing, he was a gentleman of the highest order. And his integrity, passion and intelligence were never questioned that I know of. It was as if he [was] an Eagle Scout when all around him…