Public Affairs-Politics


Why Mosquitoes Love You and Me and Not Momma


By Glynn Wilson – Do mosquitoes seem to bug the crap out of you, but even more annoyingly, seem not to bother some of your friends and family? I’ve long wondered why the pesky critters love me so much. If women loved me as much as mosquitoes, I would have a harram. Since it is…

Editorial Opinion

A Single-Payer Healthcare System is Inevitable


By Robert Reich – The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans. Aetna’s decision follows similar moves by UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest health insurer, and by Humana, another one…

Roger Ailes and Donald Trump Deserve Each Other


By Dick Polman – If you read Superman comics as a kid, you’re probably familiar with Bizarro World —- the planet where everything is the opposite of life on Earth. I bring this up because it’s clear Donald Trump is running for president of Bizarro World. Trump is on track to lose female voters like…

The Environment

Obama Administration Finalizes Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks


By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama administration has finalized green house gas standards and fuel efficiency rules for trucks to cut carbon pollution in the U.S., all while bolstering energy security and spurring manufacturing innovation, according to an announcement just out from the Environmental Protection Agency. The product of four years of…

Presidential Election 2016

Donald Trump has Crossed the Line of Decency


A Conservative View – By Christine Flowers – I’m morbidly fascinated by the rhetorical mud being slung between Democrats and Republicans these days. How exhilarating to hear Hillary Clinton labeled “unstable” by Donald Trump, who is himself called “bat(bleep)-crazy” by a fellow billionaire and Hillaryite, Mark Cuban. This week, though, I actually do need to…

Southern Politics

Alabama Lottery and Medicaid Funding Hopes Dashed Again


Governor Robert Bentley’s Lottery Bill Dies in the House – By Glynn Wilson – Never mind lottery fans and sick children who need Medicaid funding now. According to a plethora of reporting on Twitter late Tuesday afternoon, any hope of a lottery vote making it onto the November 8 ballot just went down in flames,…

Arts, Media

Sugarcane Jane Plays Windmill Market in Fairhope Alabama


By Glynn Wilson – FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Upon recently discovering the Windmill Market restaurant and bar in this artsy community on Mobile Bay’s Eastern Shore, I was urged to show up Tuesday night to get a glimpse of and hear the sound of something quite unique: A new dynamic duo out of Alabama by way…

The Long Forgotten Lost Bush White House E-mail Scandal


By Glynn Wilson – In the wake of all the stories about Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server scandal, there is a story still making the rounds on Facebook from the liberal San Francisco news magazine website Salon dot com that first ran on the media criticism website Media Matters. The headline? The George W. Bush email…