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Sept. 30, 2010
State budget outlook still gloomy.

Definition of rich depends on what's meant by 'rich.'

Sept. 29, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Mobile/Baldwin support for Bentley surges in wake of nomination; Up, up and away; Buzbee kickoff Saturday; GOP TV fest; Folsom fundraiser tonight.

Steve Flowers: A Bentley win would make history.

New York Times: A plan for the Gulf.

Talladega Daily Home: Riley's commission on BP spill might be good idea.

Obama says $5-21 billion in BP oil spill fines should flow to damaged Gulf Coast.

Dothan Eagle endorses Democrat for House District 85 seat.

Sept. 28, 2010
BP will 'make it right,' but what does 'make it right' mean? Likely it means a number. What's the 'right' number?

Panel wants BP fines to pay for Gulf restoration.

New York Times: Profiles in Timidity -- Why, oh why, are the rich allowed to short-change their country?

'Animal spirits' afoot, a deep unease permeates the country.

Sept. 27, 2010
The Political Round-Up:

Democrats in D.C., independents at home.

Tuscaloosa News: GOP 'Pledge to America' a vote-getter gimmick.

Experts question BP's take on Gulf oil spill.

Whistle-blowers protected.

Sept. 26, 2010
Sparks hits Bentley over taxes; Bentley responds.

Karl Rove: 'It ain't over til I say it's over.'

Is 'Pledge to America' worthy successor to 'Contract with America?'

Sept. 25, 2010
Riley right, like it or not.

Are government workers overpaid and underworked or underpaid and over-criticized?

Steve Flowers: Governors need to treat Legislature as equal.

On the road with state Sen. Hank Sanders: From Selma to Taiwan.

Sept. 24, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Up, up and away.

The Story of Campaign Finance in Alabama: Too late, too bad, so sad.

Fraternal Order of Police favors mix of Dems, Repubs, but mostly backs incumbents.

Direct mail attack ads have possible links to AEA.

Auburn-Opelika News: Time to end Riley's task farce.

Los Angeles Times: For good of democracy, tax cuts for rich should expire.

Troy King: 'Anybody here I haven't pissed off yet?'

Ron Chernow: Founding Fathers versus the Tea Party.

Inside the Republican Money Machine: This year GOP backers close to matching spending by independent Democratic groups, thus leveling the playing field. By Fred Barnes.

Sept. 23, 2010
State Sen. Ben Brooks mulls age-old conundrum: Is it paranoia if they really are out to get you?

Matt Walker: 'Guilty as charged.'

Decatur Daily: AEA campaign against Byrne reprehensible.

Battle waged over payroll deductions from Alabama workers to fund political campaigns.

24, and cautious.

Sept. 22,2010
Cummings jumps to early lead over Rich, Burns in campaign fundraising for the District 6 City Council seat.

The Political Round-Up: Folsom gets NRA endorsement.

Carter-Obama comparisons grow: Walter Mondale himself
sees parallels.

Sept. 21, 2010
Fired-up Tyson claims he can confiscate bingo machines without warrant.

Sins of the Lawyer: Mea culpas and Yellow Mama.

Denton reflects on career in the Senate.

Sept. 20, 2010
The Political Round-Up: City budget talks set; Parsons fundraiser here; Bourne to lead; Pilots steer Rich rally; Don't make me come down there; Democratic doings; DI judge field narrows.

It's the Constitution, stupid! By Pete Riehm, Mobile Free Press.

Double-dipping still an issue.
 
Sept. 19, 2010
Bentley, Sparks release tax returns: Sparks paid more in taxes; Bentley gave more to charity.

China a leader in climate change technological innovations. By Thomas Friedman, New York Times.

Senate bill on food safety stalls.

Sentencing reform essential.

No winner in Bentley/Sparks debate.

Mexico newspaper asks drug lords for terms of surrender.

Sept. 18, 2010
The World Around You: How redistricting will work in Alabama in 2011.

Laying Down the Law: GOP counterpunch to George Soros.

Obama in game of chicken with Senate.

Anniston Star -- Dems to voters: 'Sure, we suck, but GOP sucks worser.'

Folsom ad keeps party affiliation low key.

Ohio congressman says proposal to shift intelligence jobs to Alabama must be a joke.

Sept. 17, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Bourne to lead.

30 years later, freedom in case with tragedy aplenty.

GOP discovers Tea Party's like a puppy that's getting too big to control.

Sept. 16, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Pilots steer Rich rally; Don't make me come down there; Volker in residence at Troy University; Gina rises; Here come da' judge.

Voter ire not all good news for GOP.

Sept. 15, 2010
The Political Round-Up: A stroll in the park with Bob Bentley; Don't make me come down there; Volker in residence at Troy University; Gina rises; Here come da' judge.

Mike Hubbard: How long have Democrats controlled Montgomery? Too long.

Joe Turnham: Don't let GOP fool you.

Gulf Coast may be spared direst oil spill predictions.

Gingrich runs amok: Time to neuter Newt. By Maureen Dowd, New York Times.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Are traffic red lights an infringement on personal liberty?

No need to change oil every 3,000 miles.

In tough economic times, private sector struggles to support political class in accustomed style.

A covey of Eagle Scouts.

Sept. 14, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Louisiana drops Harrelson bad check charges; Volker a visiting scholar at Troy.

All eyes on Pensacola as opponents seek to derail Obama overhaul of nation's health care system.

Marine scientists discover two-inch thick carpet of oil on floor of Gulf of Mexico.

Gadsden Times: Time to expand double-dipping ban.

Sept. 13, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Volker a visiting scholar at Troy.

Mosque building, book burning, insults and provocations. By Pete Riehm.

Alabama gubernatorial candidates release service records.

18 state water systems stop adding fluoride.

Gadsden Times: Bentley makes valid point about kids, college education.

AEA: Union or professional organization?

Thuggish, even by her standards, Kathleen Sebelius has a list and she's checking it twice.

Voters choice this fall not so much between and among parties and candidates, but between free enterprise and social democracy.

Sept. 12, 2010
Is this America? By Nicholas Kristof.

Sept. 11, 2010
Alabama/Penn State game sparks memories of the Bear who would be 97 today. Joe Paterno, who surpassed Bryant's victory total, began his coaching career at PSU in 1949. By Ivan Maisel.

Tax cuts more about preserving politicians than relieving taxpayers.

Sept. 10, 2010
ABC News and its road to ruin.

Municipal bond crisis begins.

Election 2010: The Nation's Mental Health Crisis; Are Candidates Addressing the Facts? Check Out State Grades: 21 Ds and 6 Fs.

Fair courts in peril.

Sept. 9, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Democratic leaders pick replacement judicial nominee for Jefferson County; Judge boots Buskey beef.

Finding Fault in the Gulf: BP tries to turn tables. BP spreads blame.

The Gospel of Wealth and the Age of Restraint. By David Brooks, NY Times.

Bloggers pooping in the punch bowl at Journalism's party.

U.S. Marines free German-owned ship from pirates.

Sept. 8, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Judge tosses Buskey challenge of Figures' candidacy.

Then There Were Three: Burns becomes third entry in field of candidates for Mobile City Council District 6 seat.

Steve Flowers: Post-election carnage provides excellent opportunity for second guessing.

GOP taps Robbins to replace Preuitt in state Senate District 11 race.

Lights Out: Last light bulb factory closes.

Sept. 7, 2010
Obama administration sells out U.S. with hands off immigration policy. By Pete Riehm.

The board of education and Vigor High School as a seat of learning. So There by Emmett Burnett.

High noon deadline for GOP to pick Preuitt replacement.

A Teachable Moment: No labor union for Alabama teachers.

Midterms 2010: What you need to know.

The many iterations of William Shatner.

Obama to push tax break.

The evolving world of journalism and objectivity.

Sept. 6, 2010
Why churches should stay current on popular culture.

Brooks holds double digit lead over Raby in 5th congressional district.

Sept. 5, 2010
Stopping the revolving door. By Sue Bell Cobb.

Sept. 4, 2010
Hitchens to appear in Alabama at debate Tuesday.

Jobs & Politics.

Sept. 3, 2010
The Political Round-Up: What would entice Mike Dow to come out of political retirement and seek a record fifth term as mayor of Mobile? Dow answers the question.

China Daily: U.S. South woos China investment.

Oil platform burns, blanketing the Gulf Coast with
angst.

Suggesting all put politics aside, Krugman explains real story behind federal stimulus legislation.

Sept. 2, 2010
Preuitt exit forces GOP to roll dice.

Summer of Economic Discontent: The administration's 'summer of recovery' has fizzled in almost every way imaginable. The growth rate is less than half what it was at this stage after the 1974-75 and 1981-82 recessions.

Disclosure of pay gap between CEO's and ordinary workers potential nightmare, say lawyers.

Butts fingered for Boob's murder.

Sept. 1, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Eleven attorneys apply for Dauphin Island judgeship.

Public should have ready access to public records at no charge.

Steve Flowers: Labor Day was traditionally the starting gun for election season.

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