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Aug. 31, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Woodall to step down from Supreme Court in 2012?

Bentley, Sparks speak in Arab.

GOP's McMillan to focus on food safety.

Obama should lead way in preaching love, tolerance toward Muslims.

Climate change body feels the heat.

Aug. 30, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Is state Rep. James Buskey's 34-year legislative career in jeopardy?

Paul Krugman: GOP cowardly and un-American.

Mr. Feinberg and the Gulf settlement.

Risk-taking rises as oil rigs in Gulf drill deeper.

Dining dollars lawsuit comes years after controversy began.

Aug. 29, 2010
America mosque myths.

Berkeley professor says increased federal spending will solve problems.

Frank Rich mocks tea partiers as dupes of fat cats.

Aug. 28, 2010
Why the liberal elite find America revolting.

How low can you go? Alabama in nation's Top Five for negative political advertising.

Decatur couple to adoption officials: 'We'll take ten.'

Alabama D.A. seeks new judge in civil rights slaying.

Riley: 'VictoryLand certificate a fake.'

Aug. 27, 2010
A Father Reflects: Ben Miree's thoughts on the life and death of his son, Kyser, who was murdered in midtown Mobile last April.

Miree murder tries Mobile criminal defense bar.

Looking on the Bright side: Pelosi might get sick and die. Congressman's joke/gaffe gets national attention.

Alabama court upholds two death sentences.

Prison Without Walls: Incarceration in America is a failure by almost any measure. But what if the prisons could be turned inside out, with convicts released into society under constant electronic surveillance? Radical though it may seem, early experiments suggest that such a science-fiction scenario might cut crime, reduce costs, and even prove more just.

Aug. 26, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Prosecuting child sex crimes and combat fatigue.

Study suggests link between being broke and unhappiness.

Aug. 25, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Bess Rich, Reid Cummings announce District 6 City Council runs.

Steve Flowers: New governor faces task fit for Hercules.

The Housing Mirage: Homeowner subsidies have only delayed the day of reckoning.

Putting the Brakes on ObamaCare: How a Republican Congress could begin the process of repealing this unpopular law.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: The power of choice.

Riley's Black Belt Commission a success story.

Disposal of oil spill waste a conundrum.

Aug. 24, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Nodine demands speedy trial.

Rediscovering a delightful Southern city.

Big names make waves in Alabama elections.

Scant progress in effort on old racial killings.

Bentley: North Alabama economy key to public education in Alabama.

Aug. 23, 2010
Hudson holding strong hand in Tuesday's special election for the Mobile County Commission District 2 opening.

The Political Round-Up: Ten Minute tags (most of the time); Football subsidies; Mobile movies; Here come da' judge; Who will lead Semmes?

BP oil spill: Great gulf between perception and reality. Spill capped, but confusion flows.

National political scene cuts both ways for Alabama Democrats as GOP mounts serious bid for control of state Legislature.

Aug. 21, 2010
Voices from the spill.

One bad spill doesn't deserve another.  

America's Insurgent Pollster: Understanding the tea party is essential to predicting what the country's political scene will look like.

Going wild in Alabama.

Grocers endorse McMillan.

Fite stuns church with $850,000 bequest.

Aug. 20, 2010
An eye for an eye words to live by in Saudi Arabia as judge mulls court-ordered paralysis for defendant.

State Democratic Party meet hotter than active volcano. Bodes hellish November for Alabama Democrats?

Bentley credits God for primary win; Moore puzzled.

Information overload is nothing new, from the Roman Empire to the Blackberry jam. By Peggy Noonan.

Former UA President, HEW Secretary David Mathews urges persistence in plan to rewrite state constitution.

Artur Davis: Sorehead or truth-teller?

A young, inexperienced orator captures the Democratic presidential nomination and squares off against the war hero and senior statesman nominated by the Republicans. Speaking as if from a pulpit, in a style learned from fiery preachers, the magnetic newcomer had the crowds swooning. I'm referring, of course, to the presidential election of 1896. By Michael Zak.

Aug. 19, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Bonner lists leaders; Judicial warm-up?; First mayor of Semmes; Dems to meet tonight; Can't catch a fish if you don't wet a line; Rally to the flag, boys; This and that.

New York Times: Restoring the Gulf -- Is the crisis in the Gulf of Mexico over? In a word, no.

Riley, King should be sent to bed without supper.

Roy Johnson sentencing delayed again.

Aug. 18, 2010
Steve Flowers: Gambling remains hot topic in governor's race.

Rodriguez says GOP wrong to object to citizenship for illegal immigrants' American-born offspring.

Aug. 17, 2010
Most of spilled oil likely lurking beneath Gulf's surface.

Anniston Star: Gulf Coast's economic recovery vital to state.

Mosque near Ground Zero not a provocation but a bridge toward cross-cultural peace. By Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post.

Questions linger as shrimp season opens in Gulf of Mexico.

UA study: 2005 Base Realignment and Closure in Huntsville brings 5,500 jobs to Alabama.

Aug. 16, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Semmes to make it legal?; Can't catch a fish if you don't wet a line; All hail Hudson, say Cochran, Buffkin; Brother, can you spare a dime?; Big Rich chow down set; Shelby to Port City; Crozier distinguished speaker.

Muslim leaders to throw in the towel on Ground Zero mosque?

Richmond Times Dispatch: All hail free speech, antidote to hubris.

University of Alabama's Capstone College of Nursing gets new $17 million, 64,000 square foot home.

Space shuttle museum piece: Huntsville wants to go where no tourist attraction has gone before.

Atlanta high school graduation rate doesn't compute.

The end of American optimism. By Mortimer Zuckerman.

Bumper sticker politics.

Aug. 15, 2010
Artur Davis: Ron Sparks no champion for change; Alabama Democratic Party reflects same old conservative anti-reform elements as Guy Hunt, Fob James.

‘Our job is not finished,’ president tells Gulf Coast.

Gulf Coast's loss is Lake Martin's gain.

Money, power and U.S. Senate tight as ticks.

Aug. 14, 2010
Early cleanup efforts of gulf oil spill marred by communication woes, scammers.

There's gold in them thar cells.

Obama defends Ground Zero mosque at dinner celebrating Ramadan.

A financial jihad?

Aug. 13, 2010
BERLIN -- German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG reports a profit of $383 million for April-June quarter as recovering economy saw strong rise in orders and revenue.

For ambitious pols, no pay pledge just what the doctor ordered.

Gays have Target in cross-hairs.

On a Budget: Insanity today, austerity tomorrow.

Aug. 12, 2010
Amid financial turmoil, president of Birmingham-Southern College quits.

Aug. 11, 2010
Barack Obama: The clock strikes 12.

Aug. 10, 2010
Summer's last chapter.

Watch your step in the brush, there's some big snakes out there. This one's a south Georgia hog killer.

Why I'm Not Hiring: When you add it all up, it costs $74,000 to put $44,000 in Sally's pocket and to give her $12,000 in benefits.

Election day predictions premature.

Aug. 9, 2010
So There by Emmett Burnett: Soccer, smocker. Give me football.

Daily Mail -- The Disaster That Never Was: Why claims that BP created history's worst oil may be the most cynical spin campaign ever.

Honest services statute not as elastic as prosecutors would like.

Justice not blind, but looks other way on campaign contribution limits.

State pays $800,000 premium for coastal storm insurance.

Mischief in Manhattan: Muslims know mosque at Ground Zero intended as deliberate provocation. Battle brewing.

The Empire Retreats: On the road to ruin. By Paul Krugman.

Aug. 8, 2010
Regardless of Bentley, Sparks desire to give citizens a vote on legalized gambling, the exit of Bingo Bob and his Midnight Raiders make vote unlikely.

Tenure: The Holy Grail of the teaching profession.

In Alabama, giddy GOP licks its chops.

Ask not what you can do for America, but what can America do for me.

Five myths about the Tea Party.
 
Aug. 6, 2010
New Orleans' future looks bright.

Casino considerations.

Aug. 5, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Winners & losers.

Just how broken is the Senate? By George Packer.

Aug. 4, 2010
Life of Riley nears end in Alabama.

Steve Flowers: Money to Byrne, votes to Bentley. 

Candidates, judges, cash and the laws: an awkward inaction.

Huntsville, Ala., is becoming the center of gravity for key agencies.

Summer of '10 for north central Gulf Coast: What's black and white and red all over? The beaches and the beach businesses' books

Aug. 3, 2010
The Political Round-Up.

Mike Hubbard: Legislature long shackled yearns to be free.

High anxiety on the coast.

Dead letter: Big shot law firm, mail room mix-up and a death row inmate in Alabama.

Aug. 2, 2010
The Telegraph: Poor, America, no oil slick, no villain. On the other hand, oil spill off the charts bad, according to scientific data.

State schools to get report cards today.

International trade flap: All eyes on Haleyville, Ala.

Fareed Zakaria: To deal with the deficit, let tax cuts expire.

School district takes the isolation out of autism.

Alabama Legislature: Tick a lock.

Aug. 1, 2010
When it comes to open government, in Alabama, we talk a good game.

Feds order only rare use of dispersants, grant 74 exceptions in 54 days. 

New York Times: Voices from the spill.

Troy King hires Balch Bingham to represent Alabama in lawsuit over BP oil spill.

Dialysis centers multiply in Alabama.

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