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March 31, 2010
Who shot John? Awash in red ink, city flounders for life preserving garbage fees or pay cuts.

Steve Flowers: Artur Davis's bid for governor a case of go up or get out?

Shelby Steele: Obama, Memento-like, working backwards to fulfill legacy.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Riley's miracle budget echoes FY 2010 City of Mobile budget.

Economy burdened by worker efficiency, more lollygaggers needed.

March 30, 2010
World-renowned scientist and UA alum E.O. Wilson returns to campus for two talks.

Alabama's unemployed caught in political crossfire.

Davis strategy assumes black vote; is he assuming too much?

Under long shadow of 1957, Arkansas shies away from health care states' rights fight. Not so in Alabama where one-eyed man is King.

Alabama congressional delegation to go on pork-free diet for one year.

March 29, 2010
The Political Round-Up: City fathers see red ink and pay cuts; city workers just see red.

Obama: No more Mr. Nice Guy.

2010 elections: A debacle ahead for Democrats? Not so fast, my friend.

Norman Podhoretz: In defense of Sarah Palin.

For Brazil, tomorrow finally comes.

Obama budget would borrow 42 cents for every dollar in spending.

Anniston Star: Look, all ye legislators, unto Baldwin County where 'wise' and 'tax increase' walk hand-in-hand.

Insurance premiums: What's the math behind the numbers? 

March 28, 2010
Wayne Flynt: History has proved Riley right on Amendment One state tax overhaul.

Brandt Ayers: Obama presidential, GOP less than sensible.

States considering new taxes on virtually everything: garbage pickup, dating services, bowling night, haircuts, even clowns.

NY Times' Frank Rich: Republican rage about race, not health care.

March 27, 2010
Them old cotton fields. Part 1 of 3.

Pulitzer Prize winning columnist sees image of snarling police dogs, Bull Connor, George Wallace in faces of Tea Partiers.

Alabama man on government disability pension unapologetic in call to arms against Obama administration and health care reform.

March 26, 2010
Erwin campaign fuels up for DA race.

Byrne, Bush bash for bucks in B'ham April 1.

Health care, bingo take backseat to jobs as biggest issue, says Davis.

Search warrants optional, anti-gambling task force's success stunningly rapid, says Tyson.

GOP angst over health care reform tickles NY Times' columnist, but he's now concerned that GOP extremists threaten country's future.

March 25, 2010
ObamaCare Day One: And so it begins.

Troy King: 'Okay, Bob, just breathe into this paper bag. In, then out. Slow and easy does it. Think cool, soothing thoughts.'

March 24, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Rich, Erwin DA race motors on; Byrne on hot seat; Rose blooms next to big thorn;
Violence not the answer.

Steve Flowers: First, there is the action and then, there is the reaction.

Has the Democratic Party ever enacted a law so unpopular as its massive health care reform package? Yes, it has. By Michael Zak.

March 23, 2010
Alabama one of four states considered for Public Policy Polling survey. Go vote.

A Political Conversation: On family relations, Alabama's political past,the nation's political present, publishing news, Moliere & a 'barbed wire enemy.'

Passage of health care bill a political panacea for Obama.

March 22, 2010
The Political Round-Up: GOP's Powe to run for House 98; Rich rolls out TV ad; State pols sick over health care bill; In the hunt; Let George do it.

How the health care overhaul could affect you.

States look beyond borders to collect taxes.

March 21, 2010
Obama poised for 'historic' win on health care, but at what cost? Caterpillar says, for it, $100 million a year or 20 percent increase in insurance costs, putting it at a disadvantage with its international competitors.

Tea Party protesters spitting mad.

Caps no barrier to gambling task force's rising legal fees.

With Murtha gone, voters in 'bitter' western Pennsylvania again in spotlight.

Abortion issues hover over health care vote.

March 20, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Bonner opens HQ; Barnard an early bird; Thomas barbecue today; Top cop making rounds; Road work; Brown gets nod; James rally Saturday; GOP women to hear King, Rich, Evans.

Wall Street Journal: Democrats on cusp of profound and historic mistake

Polling, spin, PAC-to-PAC transfers all part of political season's fog of war

GOP efforts to integrate black candidates in campaign strategy take hit with embrace of Parker Griffith.

March 19, 2010
Bingo in Alabama: A political soap opera with a Southern accent.

A five-question primer on health care legislation.

NY Times says health care bill good for what ails U.S.

U.S. Immigration Service to inspect Alabama companies to verify employee eligibility. Maneuver said not routine.

Travel to the poor house in style: Brits to unveil $200,000 car.

March 18, 2010
Bar panel doubts Thomas, believes parade of young accusers and their damning charges. Details of report disclosed.

Moody's names Huntsville No. 1 in job growth potential; Mobile comes in 12th.

Southern Blue Dogs feeling poorly with a dose of the Obama health care blues.

Alabama prison population rising while nation's declines.

March 17, 2010
Red Rover, Red Rover, will Dems vote cross over?

PACT program coasting to a stop in 2011?

Steve Flowers: Alabama's roots in the Ol' Sod long and deep.

Applicants flock to Teach for America program.

Just as state resists home rule for counties, feds resist home rule for states.

March 16, 2010
Baldwin County school sales tax hike referendum one week out: Good guys, bad guys, citizens and shills, dupes and statesmen.

Memo to King: Not illegal doesn't mean proper.

March 15, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Not the 'swang vote'; Rich rally; Dean in lion's den; Green on St. Paddy's Day;
Byrne, Strange claim wins in straw poll; Tanner on sidelines officially; Foster for DA?; Open Secret; Erwin HQ to open; Young Repubs set meet; Figures' fete set.

FBI scrutiny nothing new for state Rep. John Rogers.

State's campaign finance system guarantees cover for both candidates and contributors.

Some counties consider return to gravel roads.

Gitmo's Indefensible Lawyers: Legal counsel to some of the detainees went far beyond vigorous representation of their clients. Doesn't the public have a right to know?

March 14, 2010
One Life From Mobile's Past: Dr. AB's a %^@\#&*=#$u(! genius. Learning life's lessons. We all learn someday. Conclusion.

Campaign finance another area in Alabama ripe for reform, says Byrne.

Riley with a howler, says media obsessed with bingo.

Davis, James campaigns have most cash on hand.

Ron Sparks: Democrat tries to ignite campaign.

Howell Raines: 'Why don't honest journalists take on Fox News?

The past and progress clash in Oxford, Alabama.

Bingo ruckus: In the name of all that is holy and sane, please make it stop.

March 13, 2010
One Life From Mobile's Past: Doom and Boom, cabbage and collard greens and a "grim" situation. Part 21.

Alabama Tea Party.net interviews GOP hopeful for governor Bill Johnson.

The Conscience of a Florida Conservative: Would-be senator Marco Rubio on his own political rise and how the Republican Party can show it deserves to govern again.

March 12, 2010
The Political Wrap.

In Alabama political campaigns, advice to 'follow the money' leads down lots of rabbit trails.

One Life From Mobile's Past: A little celebrity, a strategy and an education. Part 20.

Meth database bill passes.

King: Case closed.

New juco chancellor, state school board off to rocky start.

Rising union membership weakens Labor's argument that workplaces too hard to organize

March 11, 2010
FBI looking into state Rep. John Rogers's dealings at UAB.

One Life From Mobile's Past: G gets his money's worth. Joe P's a pal. Or is he? I have a choice, but it is no choice at all. Part 19.

Union membership on rise in Alabama.

Actor, but not 'some liberal Hollywood type,' has question for Alabama voters: Why do you keep re-electing Richard Shelby?

March 10, 2010
Poll: Vote for Alabama's official state song.

Steve Flowers: Who in their right mind would want to be governor?

One Life From Mobile's Past: 'Even with X.X. in our wake, all is not smooth sailing. Soon we are 'in deep trouble.' Part 18.

Anniston Star on Bingo: Bizarre Fell On Alabama.

Trussville voters overwhelmingly reject tax hike for schools. Baldwin County next?

Montgomery Board of Education votes to cut 612 jobs.

Obama's spanking of Supreme Court at state of union
"very troubling," says Chief Justice John Roberts.

Grace steps up bid for ag commissioner.

Ison bill would fix flaw in state retirement benefits to contain health care cost.

March 9, 2010
Erwin D.A. campaign rolls out heavy artillery with March 25 fundraiser.

McMillan fundraiser tonight.

A Republican in Ted Kennedy's Senate seat? The Super Bowl-winning New Orleans Saints? Chickasaw as Alabama's answer to Las Vegas? So There. By Emmett Burnett.

One Life From Mobile's Past: 'Such a mess. But it cleans up nicely.' Part 17.

March 8, 2010
One life from Mobile's Past: 'Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble! Charlie is fitted for a black hat. Mel shocks us all.' Part 16.

Barron predicts state economy to get $1 billion from trust fund to build roads.

Obama education secretary to use Montgomery visit to underscore commitment to programs for immigrants and access to all for college prep level instruction.

March 7, 2010
One life from Mobile's Past: X.X.'s charm and generosity strange and oily. A.R. twists the knife. Part 15.

John Lewis recalls events from Bloody Sunday.

House committee drops 'Stars Fell on Alabama,' now backs 'Sweet Home Alabama' for state song designation.

March 6, 2010
One life from Mobile's Past: Real stakes, cold feet, dice in hand. Part 14.

Larry Langford: Mayors just wanna have fun.

March 5, 2010
The Political Wrap: It's my Tea Party & I'll cry if I want to; Crawford out; Cox backs Rich; Mack to truck preacher?; Conflict nixes Hubbert; Herman Thomas rested, ready.

One life from Mobile's past: Relative success, a Southern gentleman and New Orleans society enter our story. Chapter 13.

Consistency hobgoblin of little minds: Jesse Jackson once against gambling, now in favor, Riley smirks. Rocks, glass houses and whatnot, say Riley critics. Perhaps oddly, debate sprouting racial implications.

VictoryLand Show & Tell: Officials explain to media why machines are legal. McGregor says VictoryLand to re-open today.

Move to dissolve partisan judicial elections derailed by partisanship.

March 4, 2010
Gov. Bob Riley as Captain Ahab at the prow of the ship of state while a crew of federal harpooners search the political seas for the Great White Whale of Alabama gambling? An epic chapter in Alabama history may be unfolding before our very eyes.

One life from Mobile's past: Hopes raised. Hopes dashed. Hope springs eternal. A bunch of brokers plot their escape from a despotic boss. Part 12.

Steve Flowers: Davis to breeze; James, Byrne to battle.

Davis to Rangel: 'Sorry, Charlie.'

March 3, 2010
The Political Wrap: A day late and a dollar short;
Hardesty lonely no more; Mad Men & ads of honor; Game on; Moore or less?; Game on doubleheader;
School board battle brewing.

One life from Mobile's past: 'Nobody rings a bell and says, This is the top of the market. Get out.' Part 11.

Artur Davis/Charlie Rangel wrangle: Real or like wrasslin'?

Montgomery and Stockton, CA top the scales as national heavyweights.

March 2, 2010
One life from Mobile's past: 'The doctor operates in the market and I'm happy to assist.' Part 10.

A Political Conversation: NY Times article provokes thoughts on politics, particularly in the South, race, Faulkner, V.O. Key, history & a path, not likely trod, toward a "better way."

New York Times calls on Congress to extend tax credits for post-Katrina rebuilding efforts.

March 1, 2010
One life from Mobile's past: 'Haggling, the wistful past, onward to the future, its wrecking balls and parking lots.' Part 9.

Stan Pate: Four alarms and fully involved.

Lawmakers mull bill to require employers to verify that workers are in the country legally.

David Bronner: Dr. Gloom or Mr. Plain Facts?

Bill Johnson: Did Alabama homeowners get Byrned?

GOP candidate for governor Roy Moore and local contenders for district attorney, Ashley Rich and Mark Erwin, are on the agenda at 7 p.m. tonight when the Mobile County Republican Executive Committee meets at North Mobile Baptist Church, 1251 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, Alabama (Exit 13 off I-65 North).

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