If they open it, will we come?
Thursday afternoon, March 8, I drove out to Little River State Park and met Gary Cole for an interview about the park’s reopening. If you grew up here, you probably have fond memories of the park. As I drove along the narrow road leading into the main area of the park, I felt a little of the excitement I felt as a kid. Carload of kinfolks, probably a picnic lunch…
Making Congress work again
By Congressman Bradley Byrne Anyone who has followed Congress over the last twenty years knows that things have been pretty dysfunctional. While I believe our Founding Fathers intended for the Legislative Branch to be deliberative, I think they would be troubled by how broken things have become. One of the top drivers of the dysfunction is the budget and government funding process. Did you know that the last time Congress…
Visitor likes bridges, some scare me
By Nina Keenam The drive was long from Louisiana, over six hours, with only a couple of short breaks. No wonder the eight-year-old sitting on my couch after the journey while two adults carried on a lively conversation began to look bored. He was tired of the television program he was watching. He loves running, jumping and turning flips outside, but he was in an unfamiliar place so his grandmother…
Inside the Statehouse
By Steve Flowers Well, folks, the 2018 political year has begun and all of the horses are in the chute. It is going to be a good year for horse races. Perennially, the year of the governor’s race has been the best year for Alabama politics. Historically, most Alabamians have been more interested in who they elect as governor than who is president. However, we have really been more interested…