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State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'Pain makes cowards of us all.'
Reel Time: What's Bitin' Now. By Grey Cane III. At night, around some mystery rig, the word is that some 7-pound trout have been caught.
At Table. Outback Steakhouse. By M.B.T. Gastronome. '...the rib-eye was cooked over an open flame as opposed to the cooking method for other steaks. I was tempted, but passed on this special.'
June 24, 2008
At Table. Dick Russell's. By M.B.T. Gastronome. "Following church services on Sunday, I decided to go to Carrabba’s for one of their delicious pizzas. My lovely dining companion dictated otherwise. She gave me a quick, 'I’m starving. Let’s go to Dick Russell’s.'”
GAO backs Boeing protest, deals Northrop Grumman/EADS and Mobile stunning setback in competition for $40 billion Air Force tanker contract. Bonner comments. Local reaction.
Boeing supporters proclaim vindication. GAO directs Air Force to reimburse Boeing for legal fees, cost of protest. Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt says Northrop Grumman/EADS should have been disqualified, Air Force skewed competition for EADS, real winners in GAO competition are American people and American fighters.
Steve Flowers: Primary elections come and go with barely a ripple.
At Table. Foosackly's. By M.B.T. Gastronome. "... with a funky motto like “can’t fake the foo,” how can it be worth a visit?
Obama's Huge 'Doughnut:' His big payroll tax hike has bigger implications.
Tim Russert, 1950-2008: Highlights from Slate's coverage of Russert over the years.
June 13, 2008
Firing back: Ex-partner says law firm itself an ongoing criminal enterprise.
At Table: North Baldwin. Business carried me to Bay Minette for a morning meeting which concluded at straight up 12 noon.
Wine and Time ... and the Things We Do. By Mike Gibson. Water Under the Bridge. '... here’s some reflections on the most avoided aspect of the wine industry – we the drinkers.'
June 12, 2008
Steve Flowers: Alabama Senate 'like deja vu all over again.'
June 11, 2008
Mobile economy: Boom, boom, boom, boom. But is anyone listening to Cassandra? Articles appear courtesy of Thicket magazine where they were first published in a slightly different form in the June/July issue.
June 10, 2008
Fox News grills U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner over earmarking.
At Table: Wintzell's Oyster House. My first visit to Wintzell’s Oyster House on Dauphin Street was in 1974 as a visitor to Mobile.
Nightline Special: The Department of Justice remains solidly in the running to be Washington’s single most corrupt institution – quite a departure from its glory days, when it was widely seen as Washington’s Mr. Clean.
Barack Obama, Political Viagra: If that tingly feeling persists longer than six months, see your doctor. By Mark Steyn.
Wine and Time ... And the Things We Do. By Mike Gibson. The Quiet Movers of the Wine World. Joe Dressner is the Tom Waits of the wine world. Joe informed me: 'Mike, there’s two things you need to know about me – I’ve never been to Alabama and I’m never going to Alabama.'
Poll: June is the month for marriage. But what's the ideal age to get married? For men? For women?
June 2, 2008
Environmentalists pick up where communists left off.
June 1, 2008
At Table: Felix's Fish Camp, Redux. "This could be likened to a movie sequel. Perhaps the title could read Felix’s 2 or even Return to Felix’s. Regardless of the title, it was ..."