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MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Hold’s Town Hall Meeting in Birmingham

Watch some video excerpts- By Glynn Wilson – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — While Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker was speaking to Republicans in Montgomery Friday night, pro-labor and progressive radio talk show host Ed Schultz of MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” held a town hall meeting in the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center with labor leaders and Democratic…

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz to Broadcast Live from Birmingham August 23

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MSNBC talk show host Ed Schultz will hold a radio town hall meeting at the Sheraton in downtown Birmingham on Friday, August 23, starting at 7 p.m. This radio town hall, which will be broadcast on Sirius/XM radio on Progress 127, is open to the public on a first come first serve basis. Doors open…

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…

Birmingham Makes Top Ten List of America’s Most Sedentary Cities

By Glynn Wilson – Summer may be the season for kicking back and doing nothing, according to Men’s Health magazine. But in some cities, including my home town of Birmingham, Alabama, people don’t have to lift a finger to be named to the list of America’s Most Sedentary Cities. Birmingham made the Top 10 on…

Birmingham, Alabama: ‘Shoot Yourself in the Foot Town’

The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bomingham. The Magic City. The Tragic City. The Murder Capital of the South? What’s next? Shoot Yourself in the Foot Town? I met Birmingham’s Mayor William Bell at a fund raising party on Birmingham’s Southside at the Rev. Jack Zylman’s house a few years…

Photo Essay: Birmingham’s Vulcan Trail Enshrouded in Snow

When the first snow of 2013 began falling in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday, photographer and hiker Kenny Walters took out along Vulcan Trail on Birmingham’s Southside with his Nikon to document the beauty of the event. This is some of what he found. Looking up at Vulcan – Around the bend – A fallen tree…

First Snowfall of 2013 Hits Central Alabama

The first snowfall of 2013 hit Middle Alabamaland on Thursday, shutting down schools and causing power outages and other havoc even though the forecast only called for 1-3 inches and the winter storm was expected to be short-lived. Scroll down to see the best pics from later in the day. Click on the images for…

Reacting to Alabama’s Discriminatory Immigration Law, Obama Administration Forms New Civil Rights Unit

by Glynn Wilson BIRMINGHAM — In reaction to the Alabama Republicans’ discriminatory and unconstitutional new immigration law, most of which was stuck down the federal appeals court in Atlanta Monday and found to foster widespread discrimination against legally born Hispanic American citizens, mainly children, the Obama administration has formed a special Civil Rights Enforcement Unit…

Religious Nuts Take Over Public Television in Alabama

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson If ignorance is bliss, Alabamaland must be the happiest place on earth. Are you happy yet living in Ignoramousville? The inmates have taken over the asylum called Alabama and all anyone can say is: “Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits.” Radical Christian theists and their pro-big business allies…

A Memorial Day For the Daily Newspaper?

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson We come together today to honor those who died in war defending American freedom. But perhaps we need to start a new memorial day or at least include a new category — for those who are about to be out of a job when the daily newspaper dies. Many…

Fact Checking Republican Rick Santorum on Election Day in Alabama

Glynn Wilson Rick Santorum speaks at the Alabama Theater in Birmingham on election eve (click here to see more photos) by Glynn Wilson BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Conservative Christian Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania Senator who is now running for the Republican nomination for president, took the stage at the Alabama Theater Monday night before the…