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Consequences of Participation Trophy America

I can still hear my father’s wise words from my youth, typically shared because of some school-related disappointment that I’m not sure I now even remember. Perhaps it was the failure to make the...

 

Lame Ducks and Lawlessness

The mid-term elections are finally over and the holiday season is in retail overdrive wherever we turn. We’ve already felt the cold of the approaching winter, bringing delight to hunters across the...

 

To Whom Do You Give Thanks?

Fall is without a doubt my preferred season and November is definitely one of my favorite months, primarily because it seems that people exhibit far more of an attitude of thankfulness than during...

 

Montgomery: "A Tale of Two Cities"

The month of October brings cooler temperatures and a multitude of activities to our already busy personal lives: football games, fall festivals, upcoming holiday plans, and the flurry of related...

 

Barack Obama: President or Emperor?

“I've got a pen, and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward." Do you fully understand...

 

The Distraction of Shiny Objects

While my son was a student at the University of Alabama, and a few years before I became politically aware and active, I met a man who mentored a group of young men at the University, including my...

 

Politics and Our Utility Rates

Several years ago, I was introduced to former Mobile Press Register reporter Eddie Curran, author of The Governor of Goat Hill, and after purchasing his book, I’ve been eagerly waiting for Curran...

 

Smart Girls Politics

The world may well be upside down because I think I might actually see a bit of truth in Hillary Clinton’s now infamous line. “What difference does it make?” Except that I’m not talking about...

 

People Control

In less than a week, I’ve encountered an identical phrase from two separate sources that I believe defines the unfortunate condition of where we are as a nation. People control. For some reason, this simple expression has completely escaped me...

 

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