Alabama Politics

It’s Not Too Late for Alabama

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Editorial – By Darrell Turner – Citizens of Alabama, it is time to stand up and be counted. For too long we have been seen as stupid, redneck, backward and just plain simple. Serious thought and consideration must be given to the path of destruction that beckons our state, and we as a people must…

A Path Forward for the Alabama Democratic Party

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – If this doesn’t wake some people up, I don’t know what will. Congressional Quarterly’s Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper since 1955 now published on the Web, named the Alabama Democratic Party as the most dysfunctional state party in the nation this week. How did the mainstream…

Secret Vistas: Waking Up on Lake Lurleen

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By Glynn Wilson – LAKE LURLEEN, Ala. – Jefferson and I woke up camped along Lake Lurleen in the State Park named after Alabama’s only female governor, Lurleen Burns-Wallace, and I snapped these photos with the new iPhone early in the morning as the dog took a swim. Unfortunately, this state park has yet to…

Domestic Spying Story Finally Grows Legs

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Let’s face it. All things are political in America. I woke up this morning to find, according to my RSS feed, that all of a sudden the Fourth Amendment domestic spying story has grown long, spidery legs — seven years too late. The headlines scream scandal, and…

Investigating Anti-Government, Anti-Tax Groups is the Job of the IRS

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Where’s the Scandal in That? The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Sitting here on the porch listening to the coverage of the so-called IRS “scandal” on National Public Radio, also reading the latest Associated Press story on the subject, I keep thinking: “Where’s the scandal?” Since the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United…

Memphis Congressman Asks Justice Department to Review Don Siegelman’s Case

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Steve Cohen Also Pressures Attorney General Eric Holder to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Cases – Watch this video to see Steve Cohen, a Democrat from Memphis, Tennessee, ask Attorney General Eric Holder to look into the political prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. Read more about the case in our comprehensive news archive of every…

Alabama Police Plan to Launch Drones to Monitor College Campuses

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Officials at an Alabama university have divulged a new plan to use unmanned aerial drones to help police monitor, and supposedly protect, students on campus. Law enforcement officials unveiled the plan Wednesday at a press conference at the University of Alabama Huntsville, saying the aircraft would provide an “eye in the sky” that could help…

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: But There Will Be Video

“…I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know … that we as a people will get to the promised land. So I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. – Martin Luther King Jr., Speech in Memphis, April 3, 1968,…

Remembering Workers on Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day – By Al Henley – Alabama workers are encouraged to join the AFL-CIO in recognizing Workers’ Memorial Day on Sunday, On April 28. Each year on Workers Memorial Day, working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and reflect on our struggle for safe workplaces.…

Republicans Kill Worker’s Compensation Overhaul Law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Republican Senators from Mobile and Mountain Brook killed a bipartisan bill moving through the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday that would have improved Alabama’s ranking on the worker’s compensation to 45 out of 50 states in the country. The death of Senate Bill 453 leaves the state last in the nation, again. Mobile…