August 7, 2020
By Todd Stacy This piece was originally published in the July 29 issue of Inside Alabama Politics. For much of the weekend, the eyes of the nation were on Alabama as the late Congressman John Lewis, native son and Civil Rights hero, made one last passage through his home state on the way to the nation’s… Continue Reading
August 17, 2018
by Jeff Martin The Alabama GOP has cause to rejoice, as the Alabama Democratic Party (ADP) suffers from another self-inflicted wound to the head. That was my first reaction Saturday when ADP boss Joe Reed stacked the deck to ensure his patsy Nancy Worley would win another four-year term as Chairwoman of the ADP against… Continue Reading
August 8, 2017
by Jeff Martin The field of candidates vying to fulfill the remaining term of former United States Senator and current U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions are preparing for the home stretch with the special primary election one week away. A special summer time election with just one race on the ballot isn’t likely to generate…...
December 29, 2016
Commentary by Publisher Jeff Martin The United States Senate has scheduled Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearings for January 10-11. As most of you know, Sen. Sessions was recently nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next United States Attorney General. Governor Robert Bentley has had over a hundred people inquire to be named…...
November 7, 2016
by Jeff Martin Once upon a time, before social media and cable news, everyone received their news from the same credible sources. The information wasn’t doubted and it was generally considered to be fair and honest reporting. Growing up, each morning front lawns would be dotted with the morning newspaper and each evening adults would… Continue Reading
October 6, 2016
by Rep. Craig Ford Imagine you went for nine years without a pay raise. Now imagine that, during those nine years, your boss made you start paying more for your health insurance and retirement plan. Now imagine that your boss laid-off about one out of every five of your coworkers, forcing you to do their… Continue Reading
September 23, 2016
by Jeff Martin There are a lot of problems in the state of Alabama, but VictoryLand reopening shouldn’t be one of them. Folks aren’t up in arms about electronic bingo, matter of fact; I haven’t heard anyone complain other than Attorney General Luther Strange and flip flopper Governor Robert Bentley. Not to mention it has…...
September 21, 2016
by Rep. Craig Ford I have always believed that gambling is an issue that should be decided by the voters. And I will never understand why, in the middle of the biggest economic recession our country has seen since the Great Depression, our state leaders chose to put hundreds of people out of work and… Continue Reading
July 26, 2016
by Rep. Craig Ford Over the last year or so, the lottery has been getting more and more attention and support from state legislators. The lottery is extremely popular, getting over 60 percent favorable support in all the public opinion polls that I’ve seen. The debate these days isn’t so much over whether we should… Continue Reading
July 21, 2016
By: State Representative Anthony Daniels Wanted: a Speaker of the House who will work across party lines to put Alabamians first and restore public trust in government. Must have the stamina, experience, and will to take on the state’s most pressing challenges, including the shortfall in our general fund, economic growth, tax reform and much,… Continue Reading