The CBS affiliate in Mobile, Ala. gives us a cost estimate of holding a special election to replace U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Alabama. It ain’t cheap. I’d like to thank WKRG for digging deeper into this issue and considering its effect on taxpayers and consumers.
I wanted this to work. The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently created its MYAJC page as a subscription-based service providing exclusive digital content. Full disclosure: I work as a journalist and, technically speaking, AJC is competition. We cross paths, but I have nothing but respect for the people who work there. My background is in daily […]
Thank you Montgomery Advertiser and its D.C. Reporter, Mary Orndorff Troyan, for digging deeper into Rep. Jo Bonner’s new job with the University of Alabama System. Please take a moment to read Troyan’s article. Please link it, Like it, +1 and Tweet it. The public needs to support this kind of watchdog reporting for it […]
Rep. Jo Bonner has lots of ideas about his new job as vice chancellor of economic development and government relations for the University of Alabama System, according to The Crimson White student newspaper. Of course, he hasn’t told us what those ideas are yet. The man who was uniquely qualified for this position must first […]
I am trying to bring more attention to the University of Alabama System’s decision to hire the brother of the University of Alabama president. I hope people are still listening. More importantly, I hope they’re doing something about it. We need to keep the conversation alive until the UA System starts to listen, too.
Editor’s note: I am from Mobile, Ala. I graduated from the University of Alabama in 2005 and married a beautiful Alabama gal. I have roots there and care about its future. Journalists aren’t asking enough questions about recent changes within the University of Alabama System. They should be.
This weekend my good friends Todd and Rachel South visited Decatur. Both are military veterans. Todd served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the invasion of Iraq. Todd is also one of the hardest-working writers I’ve ever known. He wrote this amazing article about the history of Memorial Day, often confused with Veterans Day. It […]
The Georgia Aquarium on Memorial Day weekend tests the limits of the most dedicated Atlanta apologists. It’s hot. It’s crowded. Two small elevators service the parking deck (we took the stairs). The lines in front of the exhibits are three-people deep. The children terrorize the animals and their parents. All of this is fine. All […]
This is my first Decatur Arts Festival. It’s like Decatur on steroids. It’s not high brow stuff, for the most part. I suppose you could make the argument that the painted port-o-johns come close to being subversive social commentary. But then you realize that someone probably thought it was cute to paint them. They were […]