With it being a presidential election year and an election for one of our United States Senate seats and all of the interest that goes along with those high-profile contests, it has gone under the radar that most of our cities in the state had elections for mayor and city council last month.…

It has been a slow and often painful goodbye since Dad was diagnosed with dementia. We take comfort knowing he is no longer in a constant state of confusion and has found peace. Mom and I got to visit him a month ago, one of the few times either of us saw him since the pandemic began. He was…

Being hit with unwelcomed news is not the best way to start the day, especially if the sun has yet to rise. Very early on Tuesday morning, I learned that Bob Martin, our retired publisher, passed away.

Doris Buffett was the older sister of Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the world. Warren announced in 2006 that he wanted to donate most of his $77 billion fortune before he died. Doris volunteered to sift through all of the requests and to make recommendations to her brother.

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Now that the national political party conventions are over and the nominees have been coronated, the battle royale for the White House is in full throttle. The nominees, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, will shatter the age barrier. Whoever is elected will be the oldest person ever elected Presid…

Seventy-five years ago , World War II officially ended. After six years of global conflagration, the guns fell silent and the lights, a barometer of civilization, began to once again chase the darkness from the world. The war left Europe decimated with 60 million people dead and the islands …

Rafael Nadal is a 19-time Grand Slam Tennis champion. When I retired from Frazer in 2008, the church gave Lynn and me tickets to attend the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in London. We saw Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer for the first time in the longest finals match ever played at Wimbledon.

The 1960 Presidential Race between Richard Nixon and John Kennedy is considered by many political historians to be a landmark presidential contest. This race for the White House, exactly 60 years ago, marked a pivotal change in presidential election politics when the advent of television bec…

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that in a recent Pew Research study, Americans who name Fox News as their main source for political and election news overwhelmingly self-identify as Republican. Those who name MSNBC overwhelmingly self-identify as Democrat.

This is a tough time in which we are living. But we choose whether it is a PANdemic or a PLANdemic. A PANdemic is a widespread outbreak of a disease. I’ll define a PLANdemic as a widespread outbreak of a desire to know and follow God’s Plan. A PANdemic is debilitating, defeating, and destruc…

We bought a boat. That’s what hundreds of people in Alabama did. They all chipped in and bought a nice, big boat for a bona fide scam artist. They also dumped thousands of dollars into the disheveled pockets of Nazi-whisperer Steve Bannon.

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Labor Day is upcoming on Monday. In bygone days it was the benchmark day for campaign season to start. Historically, Labor Day barbeques were events where political campaigns had their roots. Camp stew and barbequed pork were devoured while folks listened to politicians promise how they were…

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I’m nearing the breaking point. The world is changing too fast and I just can’t take it. Like other older people, I don‘t accept change very well. I’m sure many of you feel the same.

Soo Seok Yang is an outstanding Christian young man in Montgomery. I’ve served with him on several things here in Montgomery. He is a lawyer with Beasley Allen and recently wrote a devotional for their entire staff. He heard this story from his father-in-law, who has been a missionary in Tai…

The wheels of justice turn slowly, or barely at all if your name is Mike Hubbard. Now more than 50 months since he was convicted of a dozen felonies, and nearly two years since the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals upheld all but one of those charges, and four months since the Alabama Suprem…

The most enduring legacy a president will have is an appointment to the United States Supreme Court. A lifetime appointment to the high tribunal is the ultimate power. The nine Justices of the Supreme Court have omnipotent everlasting power over most major decisions affecting issues and publ…

If I have one flaw - outside of excessive drinking, slovenly dress, laziness, disrespect for authority, obscene vocabulary and tendency to loud belching - it is that I give people credit for being much smarter than they really are. I once worked in an environment with many bright bulbs and i…

I have always said that voting for state and local elected officials is more important than voting for those running for federal office. The reason is simple: state and local governments affect our lives more. When one sees a successful local government one also sees a thriving community, so…