It’s me again. How have you been? How is the family? Hope you had a good holiday season and that you didn’t have to smite too many people who drove too slow in the left lane. Give Moses my best.
The 2022 annual regular session of the legislature has begun. It began Jan. 11 and constitutionally can last three and one-half months, which would have it ending at the end of April.
Kansas, one of a handful of states alongside Alabama that still fully taxes the sale of food, recently announced a bipartisan plan to “Axe the Food Tax.”
This year’s midterm congressional elections will be the political story of the year in American politics. The U.S. House of Representatives will be in play big time. Whichever party has the majority has all the power.
The day before New Year’s Eve. I was stuck in Birmingham rush hour. A ten-mile line of standstill traffic stretched before me. It looked like I wouldn’t be getting home until sometime around the next papal installation.
Supporting American men and women in uniform is one of the most important responsibilities of Congress, and passing the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is one of our primary tools.
Legendary state senator Jimmy Holley has decided to not seek reelection to the State Senate next year after 44 years in the legislature. He will be missed in the State Senate.
What can I say about South Dale Ems?
As a new person to the community, I wanted to feel the place out. Some places are cold and feeling of not a warm welcoming. But I was wrong about this place.
The year 2022 was anticipated to be an exciting competitive election year. However, it is going to be a yawn of a political year. If you thought there was no competition for the constitutional offices and the House of Representatives’ seats in next year’s elections, then you have not seen anything like the lack of turnover in the Alabama State Senate.
Despite the pandemic, the business of state government is booming in Alabama. It is past time for the state to give some of its newfound wealth back to citizens.
Our great country was founded on the idea that freedom leads to prosperity — the American dream. This country gives you the opportunity to live the life you dream because with hard work, anything is possible.
My neighborhood Gateway Estates has a 25 MPH maximum speed limit, yet I have tracked people driving over 59 MPH on my street, over 50 percent of traffic does not heed the 25 MPH maximum limit,
Each Nov. 11, Americans come together to honor our nation’s heroes. This year, I had the honor of speaking at Veterans Day events in Prattville and Wetumpka to thank our many veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.
Private Billy Gustavson was sitting on his M1 combat helmet, watching the moon over Italy with a Lucky Strike hanging from the corner of his mouth. Thanksgiving was on its way.
The latest debate over the now-endemic of COVID is whether or not to inject children as young as 5 years old (while the FDA is now looking for parents to volunteer their infants to be injected.)
Believe it or not, we are six months away from the 2022 elections. All statewide offices will be decided in the May 24, 2022 Republican Primary. Winning the Republican Primary is tantamount to election in the Heart of Dixie.
I receive a lot of questions in the form of emails, private messages, and glacially slow federal mail. There is no way I could answer all these questions, so I have compiled some commonly asked questions into the popular Q-and-A format and answered them here.
On Sept. 9, President Joe Biden issued a wide-ranging COVID-19 vaccination mandate that requires all federal employees, contractors, and private sector workers at businesses employing more than 100 people to be fully vaccinated.
More than 45 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus. 730,000 sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers never recovered. As the pandemic drags on, America needs a long-term game plan to deal with COVID and any new variants.
I am sitting on the porch, eating a bowl of Cheerios, trying to think of something to write about. Almost every morning I combat writer’s block with a bowl of Cheerios.
On his first day in office, President Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline – and the 11,000 American jobs that came with it. Apparently, pipelines – which every American depends on and will for the foreseeable future – are bad to Biden. Yet one of his foreign policy priorities has been greasing the wheels for Russia to build a pipeline of its own.
Alabama has a legacy of great men who have served as judges in our state. Recently, revered, retired, Circuit Judge Bobby Ray Aderholt of Haleyville passed away at 85.
How do you go about writing one of your stories? What is your process like?
There are many people who can tell you more about the writing process than I can. But I’ll tell you how I do it.
Every 10 years the nation has a census count. There is a reason for that dissemination of our population. The United States and concurrently the Alabama Constitution require a census to determine how many Congressional seats each state will have.
It’s morning in Alabama. I’m driving. There is green everywhere. Live oaks that are old enough to predate the Stone Age. Tin sheds. Peanut fields with perfect rows that run for miles in straight lines.
In his opinion piece, “We must prevent government malpractice,” Caleb Crosby’s argument for freedom to make personal health choices independent of government is immediately evident to this reader as a facile one in service to a difficult to defend position against public health.
During the Great Depression and coming out of World War II, the Deep South had immense power in Washington. We were fortunate to have a cadre of Southern senators, who were seniority laden and knew how to bring home the bacon.