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July 31, 2009
How, in these bad times, can Alabama or Mobile, 'its most charming city,' be so jolly?

Power company shocks Shelby.

Cambridge police profiling still a grim reality for Harvard faculty southsides of northbound steeds.

Obamacare in retreat.

July 30, 2009
Veteran state Democratic leader Al Lapierre in a plea bargain with prosecutors has agreed to testify against fellow Democratic insider Bill Blount and Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford

Steve Flowers: Speaking of Alabama politically, where we came from. South Alabama dominated North Alabama and Mobile wasn't allowed to play.

Karl Rove: Obama's great health care scare.

July 29, 2009
Insult to injury: Alabama's lingering Katrina problems.

July 28, 2009
Mobile's past political corruption depends upon the eye of the beholder. By Dale P. Mims.

Jefferson County rapidly headed toward the falls.

Poll: Should Mobile/Baldwin legislators insist that coastal insurance reform be included in Gov. Bob Riley's call for a special session of the state Legislature primarily set to address Jefferson County's self-inflicted financial woes?

Lawmakers hot about pot.

July 27, 2009
Mayor Jones' memory sketchy when it comes to Uncle Henry Show.

July 25, 2009
The Political Round-Up: Collier bids for re-election; Bombshell abursting; Looking ahead; Sparks courts support; Agee in the news again; Chipping away.

July 24, 2009
Alabama wins battle in ongoing water war. By Richard Shelby.

July 23, 2009
Ugly clouds forming over administration of state employees' pension plan.

GOP wing of Jefferson County legislative delegation requests delay in powwow over county financial woes until they are privy to more information tied to the debacle. Gov. Bob Riley has indicated that he will not call a special session of the Legislature unless the delegation reaches a consensus on a course of action.

A walk back in time with Uncle Henry and the Comic Cowboys. 1, 2, 3 and 4.

July 22, 2009
The Political Round-Up: Cochran to get challenge in 2010?; Party jumpers in either direction; Special session in the air; Jailed judge release nears; Dow not interested; Money to Byrne; Where are the jobs?; Tanker talk; Thomas backers on attack.

Steve Flowers: Bloodlines important to political success in Alabama.

July 21, 2009
Tim James in Orange Beach, gathering 'sand dollars.'

In letter to Obama, Shelby cautions against partnering with ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) in recruiting census workers.

A good time to say goodbye to Goat Hill. By Bob Gambacurta.   

July 19, 2009
A split buy between Boeing and EADS/Northrop Grumman may be only way to get $40 billion refueling tanker contract off the ground. 

July 15, 2009
Steve Flowers: Liberal presidents appoint liberal judges, get it?

July 14, 2009
NY Times bets on Benjamin to succeed as Surgeon General.

July 13, 2009
Jack Miller (1944-2009) R.I.P.: A big shadow from backstage. Vintage Jack Miller: No Quislings on my watch.

July 12, 2009
Take 5 with ... Uncle Henry.

July 10, 2009
A whale of a time in Orange Beach.

Emmett Burnett's So There: No complimentary breakfast? Just try and stop me, sister!

Turning a Corner? U.S. economic cycles (really cool interactive graphic from the New York Times.)

July 9, 2009
Ison boasts most hosts.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: U.S. Sen Jeff Sessions and the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearings -- What goes around comes around.

Sessions looking for 'judicial restraint.'

July 8, 2009
The Political Round-Up: Nominee or target?; Strange courts Mobile; Please release me, let me run; Standing room only; GUMBOnner. 

July 7, 2009
Palin a one-trick pony off to the rodeo.

July 2, 2009
Tim James on the campaign trail in Semmes.

Steve Flowers: The big city dailies threatened to expose Gov. Jim Folsom Sr. for putting 37 of his buddies on the state payroll outside of merit system policy. Big Jim laughed, called 'em liars. "... I haven’t hired 37 people. I’ve hired 72 and the only merit they got is that they are Big Jim’s friends."

The Fate of the Founding Fathers: Was it often, as 'the  internets' would have it, heroic martyrdom and sacrifice that dogged and plagued them and their families for the rest of their lives or was it a more mixed bag

July 1, 2009
David Bronner's assessment of the U.S. and world economies.

Johnson meets Riley deadline on run for governor, Caesar's wife and all.

In subtle ways, Artur Davis' election as governor of Alabama would be more historic than either Barack Obama's presidential win or Sam Jones' election as mayor of Mobile. After all, Bill Clinton has been called America's 'first black president,' just as Mike Dow was Mobile's first black mayor. But Alabama has never had a black governor, not even a white one. Except maybe for former Gov. Albert Brewer who would get an asterisk since he was never elected governor.

David Mowry joins Artur Davis campaign. David who?

Is Price right for anti-Davis Dems?

Juco follies like Sunday morning coming down.

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