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 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    April 1, 2015

House Budget Good News for Defense

- Good news: The House has passed a Budget Resolution that increased critical funding for national defense, a key budget component that I strongly pushed for in negotiations. For the last few months,...

 

Conservative Grassroots Still Alive

Sen. Ted Cruz announcement of his bid for President of the United States wasn’t surprising news, nor were the long knives from critics on the left and the establishment right that were immediately...

 
 By Steve Flowers    Opinion    April 1, 2015

Inside the Statehouse

April 1, 2015: In recent years, the Republican Party has taken control of the legislatures in all of the southern states. Alabama’s legislature is overwhelmingly Republican. The GOP holds a 25 to 9...

 
 By Bobbie Ames    Education    April 1, 2015

Civil And Religious Liberty Are Now In Peril

"The more thoroughly a nation deals with its history, the more decidedly it will recognize and own an over-ruling Providence therein, and the more religious a nation it will become; while the more...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    News    April 1, 2015

Q. It appears to me that real estate can be owned in different ways and sold or given to someone else in different ways. Can you simplify some of these terms and conditions?

Real estate practice among lawyers can be difficult when determining who has rightful ownership of real property. It’s just about as difficult to begin a generic discussion. The best form of...

 

An Abandoned Generation: Loss Of Values In Society, Homes And Schools

The devaluation of America’s cultural decency, the increase in fatherless homes and the steady decline in academic performance is now spiraling out of control. My generation has witnessed general...

 
 By John Sophocleus    News    April 1, 2015

Appomattox Sesquicentennial

For obvious reasons, this will be my last War Between the States sesquicentennial column given Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. The only one penned with greater despair was four years...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    April 1, 2015

Coincidence? Just Asking.

On July 16, 2014 under the leadership of the US Department of Treasury Secretary, Jacob J. Lew, in an apparent response to Russia's attempts to destabilize the eastern Ukraine as well as its advances...

 
 By Steve Long    Outdoors    April 1, 2015

Cast & Blast: It's prime time to hook some fish...

Our great state of Alabama is loaded with all types of hunting and fishing opportunities that we all can truly appreciate. Right now we have turkey season in full swing with birds strutting and...

 

The Armadillo

The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) cannot easily be confused with any other North American wild mammal. The armadillo's body is covered with an armored carapace or shell. The carapace...

 

Names Change...Game's Same

The greatest rivalry in college football is without question the annual Auburn - Alabama game. It is known around the country as the "Iron Bowl." The game was just another game when the Alabama State...

 

Deputy Dave Day

Deputy Dave Day will be here before you know it! Each year we celebrate Deputy Dave Day whereas children visit Dunbar-Ramer School and meet & greet with the Sheriff's Office mascot, Deputy Dave....

 

Liability Insurance

In recent columns I have concentrated on the economics of law practice. We have discussed the economic motives of plaintiff lawyers, the economic motives of defense lawyers, and the fact that the...

 

Ambiance

The word is unique, in that it has two spellings—both of which are correct—and both express the same feeling. Whether the last syllable begins with an a or an e, is relatively immaterial, since...

 

If Christ Is Not Risen...

Some of you know it was my privilege to lead another group on a pilgrimage to the Land of our Lord earlier this year. What a tremendous blessing it was to walk where Jesus walked, not necessarily in...

 
 By Michael J. Brooks    Events   

A Friday To Remember

The wind in my face was bitterly cold in downtown Dallas a few years ago. My continuing education classes had ended at the seminary in nearby Ft. Worth, so the afternoon was free for some...

 

A Greener Way To Do Business

April 22 is Earth Day, a great time to recommit to going green. More than one billion people will celebrate Earth Day this year. Saving energy, conserving water, and using less gas are just a few...

 
 By David Spooner    News    April 1, 2015

Southern Cuisine

My past articles have been about the role of family in Southern cooking, a little history of Southern Cuisine and the types of food and what ingredients were found in Southern cooking. A hodgepodge...

 

April Potpourri

I wonder if there is any month of the year I do not like. April is the time we enjoy many flowering trees and shrubs. Gorgeous Japanese magnolias are about to finish blooming, but forsythia, lorepedul...

 

"He is Risen, Indeed!"

Happy Easter!...

 

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