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Our antiquated 1901 Constitution was designed to give inordinate power to the Legislature. During the Wallace years, the King of Alabama politics, George Wallace, usurped this power and controlled the Legislature from the Executive Branch of Government. more
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” -Charles William Eliot In an era when the general … more
Let's clean out the notebook ...• Earlier this year my address got added to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association mailing list; why, I don't know. But in the days after Graham's death, I have … more
There are dramatic differences between our congressional delegation of the 1940’s-1960’s and our group on the Potomac today.  Obviously, their partisan badges have changed, as have … more
Last week's column gave an overview of what was happening around the nation in early April 1968 — the untimely death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis and the violence that broke out around … more
Let's clean out the notebook: • Haleyville has now secured Lakeland Community Hospital. According to the Northwest Alabamian in Haleyville, the Haleyville City Council, acting somewhat on … more
Republicans took control of federal offices and presidential races in 1964 in Alabama. more
The 2018 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature concluded on March 29. It was  a very productive session and one thankfully free of the political turmoil that made last year so difficult. As … more
On April 10, 1968, the Daily Mountain Eagle published a composite wire photo of two professional baseball players in uniform on Opening Day — their National Guard uniform.Pete Richert, a pitcher … more
Let's clean out the notebook ...• There is news for those who have been keeping up with Curae Health, which closed the Haleyville hospital, and for those in West Walker County who might go to … more
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