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Dec. 31, 2010
Looking back at life with Riley: What were the highlights and the low points of Riley's eight years in the Governor's Mansion?

Alabama's top ten stories in 2010.

Montgomery Advertiser: 'And the Eddy goes to ...'

Country Crossing looks forward to life without Riley.

What hand will Republicans play in 2011?


Dec. 30, 2010
Alabama's false flag champs of 2010.

Congress to dust off Constitution.

Dec. 29, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Mobile lawmaker to ride herd on general fund?; Capitol rumblings; Pooch Park push; You Can't Beat An Alabama Woman; Reviving Clinton; Kearley, Sledge honored.

Alabama, other states struggle over how or whether to mark 150th anniversary of the start of U.S. Civil War.

Steve Flowers: Bradley played with AEA fire and got burned.

You've got questions about creation and evolution. We've got answers.

Dec. 28, 2010
Narrative and the Grace of God: The new 'True Grit.'

Riley future may feature leadership role in education reform.

'Rubber Room's' dirty old man: Geezer teach logs 13 years in time out, but Perv, 75, just won't go.

Round-Up: Going to the dogs; You Can't Beat An Alabama Woman; Reviving Clinton?; Kearley, Sledge honored.

TVA shuts down Browns Ferry nuclear plant.

Obama administration steps up monitoring of banks that miss TARP payments.

Social Security reform answer to Obama's problems -- and the nation's.
Dec. 27, 2010
16 shocking facts about student debt and the great college education scam. The facts.

The high price of pets: worth it or not?

The five ugliest airports in the U.S.

2010 a hairy year for Dothan senator.

Getting your house sold in 2011.

Dec. 26, 2010
Who killed the Disneyland dream? By Frank Rich, New York Times. That's rich, counters Washington Examiner.

Good plan, good fortune led Bentley to governor's mansion.

State legislators, some red-eyed, expected to organize Jan. 11.

Bentley cabinet: 11 seated, 14 to go.

Government pension plans: Where dreams become nightmares.

Dec. 25, 2010
GOP holds strong hand in redrawing Alabama's political map.

The busted myths of 2010.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Everyday a good day to give.

Continuing migration from Rust Belt to Sun Belt empowers GOP.

Dec. 24, 2010
Dem future dim?

BP spill, GOP sweep top Alabama news stories in 2010.

In defense of Santa and the cult of Christmas.

Anniston Star: Great Gulf seafood scare of 2010 not abated. Thanks for nothing, BP.

Experts predict strong economic recovery in 2011.

Dec. 23, 2010
New York Times: Prichard's failed pension is warning to cities and states.

Steve Flowers: How the Republicans handled the governors' race.

Experts say Alabama poised for growth.

Dec. 22,2010
The Political Round-Up: Pardon me; A worthy cause; Fighting the Devil in Dixie.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: GOP digging its own grave. Or GOP delivers voters from decades of ethics keep away game.

Trust binds Bentley, new chief-of-staff Malone.

Anniston Star: Coastal Recovery Commission comes through on plan to restore oil spill-hit Alabama Gulf Coast.

Shrunken, demoralized Democratic caucus rallies behind ... Nancy Pelosi?

Lawyers fume as Feinberg urges oil spill victims to avoid the court system.

New York Times: Housing for hurricane victims.

FCC fixing what ain't broke with ruling on net neutrality.

Dec. 21, 2010
Talladega News: Riley not easing off near finish line.

Will count smile on Alabama?

Water watching woman of Carlisle.

Dec. 20, 2010
The Next Web Phenom: 30-year-old CEO in Chicago trying to make billions changing the way we buy from local businesses.

Beware, be Apprehensive: Your Apps are watching you.

Tax deduction for home mortgage interest likely on federal chopping block next year.

Despite two state jobs, Glover no double-dipper.

Special session: Good laws or bad sausage?

Top Secret America: A Washington Post investigation.

Forces marshalling to enable states to reverse federal decrees.

Paul Krugman: Democracy a head-scratcher. Zombies only explanation.

Changes in voting district lines in the works.

Dec. 19, 2010
House Speaker Mike Hubbard: Legislature took historic steps in special session.

Kid bids state, politics adieu.

Jefferson County sewer crisis sure to impact entire state.

Southern Growth: Sustaining community leadership.

Dec. 18, 2010
For President Obama, signing tax-cut bill makes for good day after bad election.

Dec. 17, 2010
Montgomery Advertiser: Rhetoric overblown over ban on state payroll deductions for membership dues.

The revolution next time?

Applications for unemployment benefits down nationally, up in Alabama.
 
Dec. 16, 2010
Will Boehner be a sob sister House speaker?

A legislative summary.

GOP Legislature seeks to teach AEA a lesson, or, if you prefer another well-worn metaphor, give Hubbert a dose of his own medicine. 

Dec. 15, 2010
Steve Flowers undertakes gubernatorial election post-mortem.

Clay County project: Economic development or one for the road?

Dec. 14, 2010
Summary of action in state Legislature.

Tax breaks bring hope for hiring.

Beach businesses anxiously await return of flocks of snowbirds.

The Short Life of Rogers Hamilton: The Deputy Comes Calling. Part 3 of 3.

Bentley changing tune on health care bill.

Bragg implores legislators to remember the poor and the working class.

Dec. 13, 2010
The Short Life of Rogers Hamilton: Voices from a Cleveland park. Part 2 of 3.

Houston Chronicle: A storm brews in Alabama over BP's promise.

Dec. 12, 2010
His stint done, Barnett Lawley heads home.

State's political bowels rumble, movement near.

The Short Life of Rogers Hamilton: Midnight callers. Part 1 of 3.

Dec. 11, 2010
A legislative summary.

You cannot have too many drug courts.

Anniston Star: Did black franchise doom Democrats?

Lame-duck session musings of Harry Reid: Can America's salvation be found in legal Internet poker?

Dec. 10, 2010
Charles Krauthammer: Obama suckers GOP. Not so fast, my good friend, Charles. By Paul Krugman.

Dec. 9, 2010
Out West, they know best. So There by Emmett Burnett.

Special session: A legislative summary.

Double-dipping indefensible. By Vanzetta McPherson, Montgomery Advertiser.

Libs to Obama: '"Could we have a little fight before we cave? Why go right to surrender?' Or is Obama shrewdly setting up the GOP for a brutal left hook in 2012? Anniston Star puzzled by Obama.

Dec. 8, 2010
Republicans nominate Victor Gaston for speaker pro tem, number two post in House of Representatives.

Montgomery eateries brace for hit if ethics ordered for legislators.

Steve Flowers: 'Gov. Riley, a good guest knows when to leave.'

White Democrats the new minority.

Washington Post: Obama slits hope's throat.

Dec. 7, 2010
Riley expected to name Weavil to Alabama State Port Authority board of directors.

Announcements on Bentley Cabinet near.

Maturity likely in short supply as GOP and Dems prepare to model new roles as majority and minority respectively.

New York Times: Deal with Republicans to extend Bush tax cuts a disappointing retreat by Obama White House.

Liberals mad enough to jump off Obama bridge to GOP.

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Barack Obama enroute to failed presidency?

Dec. 6, 2010
State Sen. Scott Beason follows rules, leads Rules.

Can Democrats step up their game?

Julian Assange, Information Anarchist: WikiLeaks founder hopes to hobble U.S. government.

GOP prospects for Senate seats already jockeying for position.

Dec. 5, 2010
Kennedy -- think Wallace not Camelot -- favored to lead Alabama Democrats.

Hammett glad he retired, urges Dems to hold GOP's feet to fire.


Dec. 4, 2010
Liberalism: An Autopsy. Heirs of the New Deal whittled away to 20 percent of the electorate.

Alabama court rules accurate story can be libelous.

Dec. 3, 2010
The No Lose Lottery? Combines thrill of lottery with prudence of savings account.

Obama, GOP huddle over tax cut extension.

Goat Hill ethics, what will they think of next?

U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith: One and done, no regrets.

GOP's time to shine or sag.

Dec. 2, 2010
Hyundai has record month, record year.

Ford at wheel for House minority.

Dec. 1, 2010
In Montgomery, Big Mules aren't Big Mules for nothing.

Mike Hubbard: Alabama now has conservative, pro-business Legislature.

Steve Flowers: State's political landscape transformed.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'I am celebrating.'

Oxford American magazine features Alabama music.

Fifty-five years ago Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus.

Southern Poverty Law Center adds Family Research Council to its long list of hate groups.

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