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What If …

SOURCE: https://www.rev.com/blog/transcripts/donald-trump-speech-save-america-rally-transcript-january-6 What if Trump protesters were infiltrated by radical elements of BLM / Antifa / deranged...

 

We Lost Some Good Ones This Year

As is my annual ritual, my year-end column pays tribute to Alabama political legends who have passed away during the year. Sonny Cauthen passed away in Montgomery at age 70. He was the ultimate...

 

Reapportionment

As we close the book on 2020, we will close the door on national politics and get back to the basics, good old Alabama politics. That's my game. It is what I know and like to write and talk about. Som...

 
 By Ron Holtsford    Legal    January 1, 2021

Is it good to think about any legal issues for the New Year?

Without specifics about yourself, I’ll make this answer generic in a personal and in a business sense. I presume you looked at your financial estate planning (401K, mutual funds, stocks and bonds,...

 
 By Robert Tate    Opinion    January 1, 2021

The Three Horsemen of Alabama

Hey, aren’t there supposed to be four? Yup, but right now I am not talking about the Apocalypse. I am going to write about something I never write about. In the ten-plus years of Robservations, I...

 
 By John Martin    Opinion    January 1, 2021

The Battle of Mauvila

This is an open message to all archaeologists in and around Alabama, and especially those who work or are interested in southwest Alabama. Because of COVID-19 and intense campaigning in our last...

 

Peaceful Transfer of Power: Pax Romana style

I grow weary of so much self-adulation of the forthcoming transfer of executive power to install Biden after four years of suffering similarly poor ‘public servant’ Trump. The world observed...

 

The Future of America is Undiminished by Circumstance

It was President Harry Truman who said, “The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know,” and King Solomon, perhaps the wisest man ever, stated pretty much the same thing a few...

 

Public Health Mandates are Political

Governments across the country have imposed numerous public health policies to control COVID-19. A prominent one has been requiring the wearing of masks in public; Alabama has been under a mask order...

 

Elections Have Consequences

The run-off Senate elections in Georgia are the most consequential elections in American history. If the Democrats sweep these two elections, there will be no checks against a Biden Administration...

 

Secession

“If any State in the Union will declare that it prefers ‘separation’ over ‘union,’ “I have no hesitation in saying, ‘let us separate.’” – Thomas Jefferson In 2010 Russian...

 

Trump's 2020 Gallup Poll Popularity – Three Reasons

The green-eyed jealousy over Trump’s historic popularity among Republican and Democrat office holders, including the liberal media has been obviously visible and immeasurably coveted. In a recent...

 
 By Stan Hurst    Sports    January 1, 2021

Heisman Who?

For the first time in 29 years a receiver has won the coveted Heisman Trophy. With one exception in 1997, Devonta Smith won this most impressive award dominated by quarterbacks and running backs....

 

Honoring our Heroes

Happy 101st Birthday, Helen Lattal! A 101st Birthday Drive-by Parade for Helen Lattal, a WWII WAC, was held January 4, 2021, in front of the Central-East AL Chapter of the American Red Cross. The...

 

R.I.P. Bob Lieberman

Submitted by John J. Davis – Special Guest Columnist Assistant Attorney General, Appellate Division, Office of the Attorney General, State of Alabama I got to know Bob Lieberman almost 30 years ago when I worked with his oldest son, Bruce, on the s...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    January 1, 2021

Southern Cuisine - January

Hooray, the year 2020 is over! No one thought that 2020 would end up like it did. They are now looking forward to 2021. But we do not know how 2021 will turn out. No matter how 2021 progresses, we...

 

"Let There Be Peace on Earth"

Happy New Year! Whew! We made it! Thank you, Jesus!! What a wild ride 2020 was…from the COCID-19 Pandemic to civil unrest to the Presidential election. Recently, I was reminded of a beautiful song t...

 

Realistic Expectations for 2021

MOST OF US ARE READY FOR AND EXCITED ABOUT THE ARRIVAL OF 2021, AND MOST OF US ARE GLAD TO BE PUTTING 2020 IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR, RIGHT? Everyone I know is anxious to return to some semblance of norm...

 

Southern Gardening - Potpourri for January

Perhaps we are turning the corner in 2021 with the COVID virus and life will get back to normal. I am certainly ready and I know you are, too. Along with other gardeners of good cheer, we are always...

 

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