A Sudden Fall From Grace

By now, most folks in Alabama know that Secretary of State John Merrill's future in politics crashed and burned this week when he admitted that he had had a three-year extramarital affair. None of us are such prudes as to think such things never happen.  But most are...

Josh Moon Takes Del Marsh To The Woodshed

Editor's note: John Moon of the Alabama Political Reporter, is one of the handful of investigative reporters left in Alabama.  As such he is used to taking politicians to task.  He recently took aim at Senator Del Marsh, a frequent opponent of public schools. for a...

Terri Collins’ Charter Bill Hits Snag

Representative Terri Collins of Decatur chairs the House Education Policy Committee and has been an outspoken advocate of legislation opposed by many educators. Her latest was a bill to divert more money to charter schools.  HB487 made it out of committee but when it...

Matt Gaetz Can’t Keep His Mouth Shut

We have all heard it said that when you are in a hole, you should stop digging. That is, except Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz.who is being investigated by the Justice Department for sex trafficking, among other things. Now he has written an op-ed for...

The Class Of 1961

NO.  That calendar is wrong.  Dead wrong.  Ain't no way it's now been six decades since the Theodore high school graduating class of 1961 picked up their diplomas and scattered to the wind. I mean six decades is a long, long time.  Something like 60 years.  But then,...

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