New Year's Resolutions are more fun when you make them for other people. Better they should fail than you.
Steve Flowers: A look back on the politics of 2008.
Dec. 30, 2008
Poll: Assuming U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner vacates his congressional seat to run for governor in 2010, who is the GOP's best bet to succeed him in the U.S. House of Representatives? Could a Democrat end the party's nearly 50-year dry spell if the seat opens up in 2010?
Dec. 29, 2008
A look into the crystal ball at the local economy in 2009. Area businessmen, real estate execs, financial advisors, politicos, car dealers, academics, attorneys, bankers, restaurateurs and retailers weigh in, including, among others, Bill Oppenheimer, USA Finance Professor Ross Dickens, Palmer Hamilton, Charles Chapman, Matt White,Jerry O'Brien and John Moses.
Forget New Year's Resolution to lose weight; Atlanta firm marketing 'girdles-for-guys.'
The economic Civil War: The South's attempt to kill the North's auto industry is the latest battle in an ongoing conflict. It's time for a Third Reconstruction to put an end to it, says Salon's Michael Lind.
Dec. 17, 2008
I Beg Your Pardon: Top prospects for last act clemency from out-going President Bush.
Dec. 16, 2008
A survey of area hotels yields intriguing details on city's $350,000 investment in Gulf Coast Classic.
State's Democrat top dog Artur Davis sets deadline on applications for federal prosecutor, judge posts.
Gone Daddy Gone: The End of Big Daddy's. An eccentric New Orleans landmark closes after 40 years of the daily grind.
Dec. 15, 2008
Who will succeed Alabama's highly-popular, two-term Gov. Bob Riley? The wannabes are already maneuvering into position. Democrats/Republicans.
The Real Story Behind the Rushed Blagojevich Bust: How the Feds Are Frustrated by Losing (Maybe) Half of Their Case.
Dec. 13, 2008
Finalists to design Birmingham's proposed $500 million domed stadium make their pitch. Sliding roof a $30 million option. Officials looking for 'wow factor.' Mayor Larry Langford says, 'This is why I ran for mayor.'
The Alabama Policy Institute Presents a New Report on
Consent Decrees: How They Affect Taxpayers and Why Reform is Urgent.
Dec. 12, 2008
Uneducated, unethical and unprepared to lead. By Gary Palmer.
Dec. 11, 2008
City Council district lines redrawn for next summer's municipal elections.
The Political Round-Up: Main choice?; Backing Byrne; Chasing jobs and money; Shelby: 'Money? Did someone say, 'money?'; Last minute lawyers; A prophet not without honor ...
Dec. 9, 2008
Steve Flowers: Once again, presidential election boiled down to the economy.
Dec. 8, 2008
The Political Round-Up: Back in the GCC soup; Seeing red at the civic center; Architectural Review Board slots open;
Streaking at City Hall; Nodine gigs Richardson; Political heartburn.
Jefferson loses to Vietnamese refugee as a "different, more progressive New Orleans" emerges.
Dec. 6, 2008
Seventeen apply for new $50,000 per year, part-time municipal judge slot.
Dec. 5, 2008
The Political Round-Up: Erwin leaving his mark; Galanos in the mix?; Brown out or Brown in?; Buzz around A.J.; Collier moves to smooth dirt roads; Byrne-ing to go; Civic center in focus; Weichman After 5 on hold; Dorman/Diggs downtown dining doings.
Mobile has issues. In coming weeks a number of candidates for Mobile City Council and the mayorship of the city in next summer's municipal elections will begin to trickle out. What will they talk about?
Local dog makes good. Mobile native Shiloh, a beagle who has worked for U.S. Customs and Border Protection for eight years and is responsible for about 20,000 interceptions, was applauded by K-9 enforcement officers during his recent retirement party at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. West Mobile veterinarian Andy Duke, who delivered Shiloh along with his siblings, admitted that he did not detect future greatness in the litter.