We are less than three months away from the election for our number two U.S. Senate Seat. The winner of the Republican Primary on March 3, 2020 will be our next U.S. Senator. Winning the GOP Primary for any statewide office in a presidential year is tantamount to election in the Heart of Dixie.

There is no doubt that you have heard it before. The only thing constant is change. It’s hard to accept, or it is for me, especially as I get older. I really don’t like changes, especially if it is a major change in my life. Quite often the little things are a big deal to me.

David was a great leader. God told him to build the temple. He called all the leaders to Jerusalem to share with them the vision. You see four areas of his leadership in radical generosity.

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Qualifying has ended and the players are in place for next year’s elections. It is a Presidential year. It is up in the air as to who will be the Democratic presidential standard bearer. President Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee.

It is the time of year to put aside political differences and petty bickering and welcome extended family and friends into our homes and around our dining tables. ’Tis the season we force a smile and have a drink with that uncle who isn’t wearing his Make America Great Again cap only because…

One of the first black models to gain global stature was Naomi Campbell. At age 49, she has managed to maintain a legendary career even though she has to compete in an industry with women half her age. She has learned how to deal with rejection and discrimination. She said, “I’ve been told s…

The attorneys working for indicted Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely didn’t mince words Tuesday afternoon, following Blakely’s arraignment: They’re hoping the Alabama Supreme Court saves their client.

It isn’t often that Congress can pass landmark bipartisan legislation that will have a real, positive impact on Americans across the country. But thanks to hard work from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, as well as support from the White House, Congress has the opportunity to do just th…

The weakest man in America is running for U.S. Senate in Alabama. Jeff Sessions, surprising no one, formally announced his intentions to run for his old Senate seat during an interview on Fox News Tuesday night.

Early speculation on the 2020 U.S. Senate race had state senator, Del Marsh, listed as a potential GOP aspirant. He considered making a plunge into the Special Election contest for Jeff Sessions’ seat in 2017 but opted out.

A few tears have been shed over the past week. I’m sitting here now having just returned from taking my brother Jeremy and 7-year old nephew Xander to Birmingham to catch their flight home to Denver after an enjoyable visit. Our sister Jenny flew in last month for a few days, and brother Jam…

It was a historic day in Montgomery on Tuesday, October 8th. Was it the history I was hoping to make? No. Was it the history that Montgomery resoundingly chose? Yes.

Dr. David Bronner has marked his place in Alabama political and governmental history. He has headed the revered Retirement Systems of Alabama Pension Funds for 45 years. When Bronner took his present job with RSA, the Retirement Systems had approximately $500 million of funds. Today RSA has …

After 9/11 the mantra of “Never forget” surfaced. The purpose of the mantra was to keep in the forefront of our minds the events of that terrible day. I agree with the mantra and the idea that we should never forget that infamous day.

When we get up every morning we have two choices. We can either look back at yesterday or we can look forward to the day in front of us. Yesterday might have been either good or bad, but it shouldn’t ever determine what’s going to happen today. If it was bad, quit looking at it. If it was go…

We have two men who were elected to statewide constitutional offices last year, who seem to be doing a good job. They are both working quietly and diligently in their new posts.

For my entire adult life I have heard countless candidates for political office say the same thing over and over again…

One of the hot topics of discussion today is how we can help people live longer. Between 1900–2003, the average life expectancy of the US rose from 49 up to 78 years. That’s almost a 60% increase. People are living longer. Singapore boasts the world’s longest life expectancy—84.8 years.

It’s hard to adequately describe what happened at Saturday’s meeting of Alabama Democrats in Montgomery and do justice to the overwhelming and all-encompassing chaos and silliness that took place.

Montgomery, unique for its recognition as both the Cradle of the Confederacy and the Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, last week overwhelmingly elected our first black mayor in the city’s 200-year history.

I often have people say to me “I just don’t feel the presence of God in my life” or “I oftentimes wonder if God is with me” or “How can I know that God’s presence is real?”

The second year of the reign of Governor Kay Ivey may give her a second major accomplishment in the first two years of her term as governor.

As you may know, health care is one of the most pressing and most complicated issues facing our entire country today. The debate in Congress surrounding how to best protect patients from surprise medical billing is a perfect example. There is a mutual consensus that patients should not be su…

Last week I bumped into a colleague, a member of the media. We usually discuss political affairs since that has always been a prime of interest and time consuming subject for both of us. We discussed local, state and national politics. After about a half hour he finally said, “I’m not going …

Some people are fakes—other people are real. Fake people follow the lead of the world—real people follow the lead of the Word. Fake people follow perverted (worldly) choices—real people follow preferred (Godly) choices. It’s a choice! Realizing what’s real points to the right choice!

One of our duties here at the newspaper is to publish public notices. We also provide those same notices for free on our website, and every notice printed in a newspaper in Alabama is available at AlabamaPublicNotices.com, an independent, statewide website provided by the Alabama Press Association.

Charles Van Doren became a TV star in 1958 on the NBC show Twenty-One. In that show, contestants competed against each other in games based on intelligence and how much factual knowledge they knew. He mesmerized TV audiences with his superior intellect. He badly beat thirteen competitors in …

Last legislative session, with good results and great PR rolling in for Alabama’s Pre-K program, the Department of Early Childhood Education received a record-breaking increase in funding, as Gov. Kay Ivey and lawmakers pledged to build on one of the few bright spots in Alabama’s public educ…

During one of my recent 3:00 am readings I was reminded of Operation PUSH (People United in Saving Humanity) started in the 1970s by Jesse Jackson. In an effort to advance his presidential campaign in 1984, Jackson called for a coalition of voters, the Rainbow Coalition, mostly along lines o…

I was a boy scout. I will always remember the motto—Be prepared. Those words have echoed in my mind for years. Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail.”

A strongly worded letter from the Democratic National Committee about the Alabama Democratic Party.

During the late summer, it was revealed that Alabama’s economy set records for the number of people employed along with the lowest unemployment rate in decades. Figures released in August had the state with a record-breaking 3.3% unemployment percentage.

The wife asked that I not share my story with you this week. She was already exasperated from me telling anyone who’d listen about my upcoming procedure. But, as I explained to her, it’s my job to tell these stories, especially if it could save a life. I’ll just make sure there are no copies…

When you set out to accomplish a goal, and things become challenging, you have two choices—you can keep going forward, or you can sit down and quit. Winners keep on keeping on—losers quit. Winners find a way—losers find an exit.

There is nothing Alabama Democrats can do about Republican supermajorities in this very red state. Have you heard that one?

The upcoming 2020 census is extremely critical in Alabama and the rest of the states in the nation, as well. The census affects the number of seats a state has in the U.S. Congress and ultimately the number of Electoral College Votes you have for president. Also, very importantly, the amount…

It hasn’t been hard to find a story about what Governor Kay Ivey did when she was a student at Auburn. Local news, state news and national news – all have carried stories about college student Kay Ivey performing in a skit with a “black face.”

Governor Kay Ivey has had a very successful first year as governor. One of the coups she pulled off was getting the legislature to pass legislation granting the governor the power to appoint the Board of Pardons and Paroles. The new law will give her all the new appointments to the Parole Bo…

Recently I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of days with seven of my closest childhood friends, whom I’ve known collectively for more than 270 years. Most of us met in elementary school and all but one followed the same collegiate path to Auburn after graduating from Jeff Davis High School.

It seems that the political battleground over nominations to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) have grown in size and importance every year for quite some time. The amount of blood on the political battleground has increased as well.

I perceive that a defining characteristic of modern life in the United States is the loss of control over our tongues and our words posted on social media. Our words have become toxic. There is no filter on what people are saying. Our words are leading to cutting people down rather than buil…

Montgomery residents go to the polls Tuesday, August 27, to elect a new mayor and city council. Twelve mayoral candidates are on the ballot, but you probably couldn’t name half of them. The election is a week away and only three have had the Big Mule backing or self-funded ability to flood t…

We in America have been greatly blessed. We enjoy so many freedoms, financial successes, religious opportunities, natural resources—the list goes on and on. By any metric, we are extremely blessed. It becomes easy to take our blessings for granted.