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March 31, 2009
Inside Montgomery with the Alabama Policy Institute's Michael Ciamarra.

For deckhand, baited breath his last.

March 29, 2009
Outside the jail mid-afternoon Friday, the skies were dark and threatening. So was attorney “Cowboy Bob” Clark.

March 28, 2009
Steve Flowers: First benchmark poll usually offers cup of humility for even legitimate gubernatorial hopefuls.

March 26 , 2009
Troy King meet Johnny Dollar.

Troy President Jack Hawkins won't run for governor.

Obama 'reinvents' presidency by-passing press. 

Presidential memoirs not known for self-critcism; Bush likely no exception.

March 25, 2009
The 4:08 report.

Bankruptcy beckons Jefferson County.

State Legislature food fight. Decatur Daily also rips GOP over opposition to bill eliminating sales tax on groceries. What happened to healthy debate?

The Roving Cavaliers of Credit.

Obama stands by proposed limits on deductions for charitable giving.

March 24, 2009
Mobile County Commission approves one-time gift of $150,000 for Senior Bowl Museum.

March 23, 2009
Mobile's Senior Bowl: Bye-bye or bluff? Will Senior Bowl 2010 kick off in Tampa or, more to the point, anywhere other than Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Virginia Street in Mobile's Maysville community as it has for the past 59 years?

March 20, 2009
Bernie Madoff's World.

March 19, 2009
Steve Flowers on PAC-to-PAC transfers: Deceptive practice renders Alabama’s campaign finance laws useless.

Best of the Web: Chicago economics where a $6 price increase is a 'rip-off' and anything less than a 50 pecent tax hike is 'mean-spirited.'

March 18, 2009
Letter to the Editor: Brad Warren, chairman, Mobile County Democratic Executive Committee. Dear MBT.

Letter to Editor: Dianne Jones, MCDEC member and former chairperson of the fundraising committee. Dear MBT.

March 17, 2009
'Borat' star tricks Alabama National Guard into allowing him onto a post in Anniston, giving him a military uniform and briefly letting him go through officer training exercises.

Jury duty in Alabama a positive experience.

March 16, 2009
Chances that Ron Sparks will run for governor or lieutenant governor in 2010 are slim and good, respectively.

Bob Barr: Start trading with Cuba.

Inside Montgomery with the Alabama Policy Institute's Michael Ciamarra.

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore calls on Congress to resolve questions about Obama citizenship.

March 15, 2009
Steve Flowers: former state Sen. Rankin Fite makes other master porkers like state Sen. Roger Bedford and his predecessor Joe Fine look like parsimonious pikers.

Meaher State Park campground expansion completed.

March 14, 2009
An outrage or politics as usual? 'Pass through' donation disturbs some local Democratic leaders, others say 'ho-hum.'

Looking back: Former Mobile County school superintendent Doug Magann 15 years ago examined the public school system here not long after his less than cordial departure. Sour grapes? A bull's eye? Something in-between? More importantly, does his analysis offer anything useful today? Part 10 -- Tyranny of the Few.

March 13, 2009
Best of the Web.

Looking back: Former Mobile County school superintendent Doug Magann 15 years ago examined the public school system here not long after his less than cordial departure. Sour grapes? A bull's eye? Something in-between? More importantly, does his analysis offer anything useful today? Part 9 -- The Divorce.

March 12, 2009
Looking back: Former Mobile County school superintendent Doug Magann 15 years ago examined the public school system here not long after his less than cordial departure. Sour grapes? A bull's eye? Something in-between? More importantly, does his analysis offer anything useful today? Part 8 -- The Conspiracy and the Assassination Attempt.

Karl Rove: Aren't there more important things to do than create an enemies' list?

March 11, 2009
Panel chairman says rival firms EADS-Airbus/Northrop Grumman and Boeing should share $40 billion air refueling tanker contract.

Looking back: Former Mobile County school superintendent Doug Magann 15 years ago examined the public school system here not long after his less than cordial departure. Sour grapes? A bull's eye? Something in-between? More importantly, does his analysis offer anything useful today? Part 7 -- Turmoil in the Neighborhood, cont'd.

March 10, 2009
The Political Round-Up: For Prichard, the hits keep on coming; Quiet before the storm; Halt, in the name of the law; Coastal insurance hearing set; Dems meet Sparks interest; Fairhope police chief a popular post.

Federal authorities probe Alabama Attorney General Troy King's office.

Looking back: Former Mobile County school superintendent Doug Magann 15 years ago examined the public school system here not long after his less than cordial departure. Sour grapes? A bull's eye? Something in-between? More importantly, does his analysis offer anything useful today? Part 6 -- Turmoil in the Neighborhood: The Accountability Bill.

March 9, 2009
So There ... by Emmett Burnett: Country in crisis as television sets convert from analog to digital.

Jihadists training on U.S soil?

POLL: Who was Mobile's best school superintendent?

Looking back: A former Mobile County school superintendent 15 years ago examined the public school system here not long after his less than cordial departure. Sour grapes? A bull's eye? Something in-between? More importantly, does his analysis offer anything useful today? Part 5 -- The Staff.

Bloomberg's Kevin Hassett: LBJ launched War on Poverty; Nixon declared War on Drugs; Obama wages War on Business.

March 7, 2009
Looking back: A former Mobile County school superintendent 15 years ago examined the public school system here not long after his less than cordial departure. Sour grapes? A bull's eye? Somewhere in-between? More importantly, does his analysis offer anything useful today? Part 4 -- Getting to know the in-laws.

March 6, 2009
Gulf Coast Classic aims high, with Iron Bowl-like aspirations.

Steve Flowers: Recession casts ominous cloud over Legislature.

Siegelman, Scrushy convictions upheld.

A-OK: The Alabama Supreme Court upheld a decision by  Mobile County Circuit Judge Rick Stout that citizens in Mobile's Sept. 18, 2007 annexation election had the right to join the city separate from other areas. The judge, a former city council attorney, ruled in favor of the city, supporting its argument that the residential area south of Old Shell Road was distinct from neighborhoods north of Old Shell, including Mobile Terrace.

Honor Flight South Alabama fund raiser Saturday in Lillian.

Banks: Well-capitalized to insolvent in one easy step.

March 5, 2009
The Return of Hooverville.

Looking back: A former Mobile County school superintendent 15 years ago examined the public school system here not long after his less than cordial departure. Was he right? Was he wrong? More importantly, does his analysis offer anything useful today? Part 3 -- Infatuation, Courtship & Marriage.

March 4, 2009
The Political Round-Up: To skin a cat; Ticket to ride; Nan Seas no more; Kaboom!; Two for the show.

Inside Montgomery: Public safety, gambling and immigration reform.

Tuscaloosa contractor latest to be charged in on-going probe of corruption in Alabama's two-year college system.

Birmingham News: State's pre-paid college tuition program uninsured, on brink of collapse.

Looking back: A former Mobile County school superintendent 15 years ago examined the public school system here not long after his less than cordial departure. Was he right? Was he wrong? More importantly, does his analysis offer anything useful today? Part 2: The Power Brokers.

GBI investigating U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop's stepdaughter in double-dipping case.

March 3, 2009
Looking back: A former Mobile County school superintendent 15 years ago examined the public school system here not long after his less than cordial departure. Was he right? Was he wrong? More importantly, does his analysis offer anything useful today? Part 1: Manifest Realities

POLL: Is permission to speak to the Mobile City Council a right or a privilege of Mobile citizenship?

POLL: Round 2 -- Who would pose the greatest challenge to Sam Jones' re-election this summer as mayor of Mobile?

March 2, 2009
So There ... by Emmett Burnett: Mooching 101: Anything goes, just let the bride be the first to cut the cake.

Nodine picked for national homeland security program.

Pelosi's List: Who's on her bad side?

March 1, 2009
Why is crime rising in so many American cities? The answer implicates one of the most celebrated anti-poverty programs of recent decades.

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