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Baldwin County is not only Alabama’s fastest growing county and the largest in the state geographically, it is also a collection of cities and towns with a variety of history and … more
In 1998 Governor Don Siegelman ran for Governor of Alabama on a platform of proposing that his administration would enact legislation creating a state lottery. It would be patterned after Georgia’s … more
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the structural weakness in the Alabama Department of Public Health. Unknown to most Alabamians is that the ADPH is not a Cabinet agency and that it reports to a … more
Benefactor or Ideologue Over the years, I have discussed my observations and concepts of the two different roles or routes taken by a U.S. Senator or Congressman during their tenure in … more
Recently, all five Baldwin County Chambers of Commerce, after polling their members for input, released a jointly-derived recommended 2021 legislative agenda. It is a comprehensive overview of … more
After a year and a half of waiting, drivers wondering if plans for improved access across Mobile Bay were stalled forever got good news in the form of a letter from Montgomery. Gov. Kay Ivey told … more
In only 21 short months, at the close of 2022, Alabama will lose the greatest senator in our state’s history. Those of us who are political historians will acknowledge Richard Shelby as Alabama’s … more
The COVID-19 pandemic is still very real in Alabama. Our state recently crossed the 125,000-case threshold, while more than 2,000 people with the coronavirus have tragically passed away. … more
  “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” (The more things change, the more they stay the same.) That quotation from Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in 1848 … more
  Mayor Karin Wilson’s plan to re-landscape Fairhope’s bayfront park is dying politically, but opponents of the radical proposal need to make sure it gets buried.  … more
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