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What electoral politics is vs. what it should be

Election season reminds us – as if we had forgotten – of what politics usually is rather than what it ought to be. I’ve often...

High-level incumbents likely won’t help civil asset forfeiture reform

Stories like Frank Ranelli’s – a Birmingham-area businessman whose more than 130 computers were seized by Homewood police in 2010 on suspicion that some...

7 Things: A flurry of false immigration stories, attack ads hit Alabama, North Korea meeting may happen in June, and more

1. Lying about immigration is becoming a full-time beat for the media --- There were a series of outrages over the weekend, none of which...

The GOP should be required to declare an in-kind contribution from the NFL

It is late May and we are talking about the NFL. This normally does not happen but for some reason the NFL wanted to...

State elections matter more than most think

Washington, D.C. — one of the most visited cities in the world — oozes a sense of superiority and power. How could it not?...

7 Things: Trump says no NOKO summit, Gubernatorial race job arguments, 45 state lawmakers endorse Ivey, and more

1. President Donald Trump pulls out of North Korea summit, American media cheers, North Korea wants back in --- Trump announced the news in a letter...

Who gets credit for job growth in Alabama? The voters may decide

Hopefully, the last week and a half of the GOP primary race for governor will be more illuminating than the race up to this...

7 Things: Kushner security clearance HUGE news, paper targets Alabama immigration law, Trump wants to withhold aid from countries who send ‘animals,’ and more...

1. A conclusion that is obvious, but not being drawn: Jared Kushner is probably in the clear --- Kushner had his temporary security clearance revoked...

7 Things: Alabama sues over illegals, Trump thinks N. Korean summit may not happen, Ainsworth has strong words for Gov. Ivey, and more

1. Alabama's Attorney General and Congressman Mo Brooks sue the federal government to stop the counting of illegals in the next census --- Democrats demand illegals...

Alabama voters may elect controversial Jim Bonner because they think he’s someone else

Winning elections requires a strategy, and few strategies garner results like having a famous name. Jim Bonner, a controversial candidate for Alabama Public Service Commission,...

7 Things: Deputy AG agrees with Trump on investigating abuses, Alabama black Democrats may push Walt Maddox over the top, mistaken identity could create...

1. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein agrees with Trump the IG should look in to surveillance abuses --- The White House released a statement that reads like...

7 Things: School shooting and irrelevant arguments, Rep. Ainsworth calls for a special session on arming teachers, Alabama set to lose big to Mississippi,...

1. Another school shooting leads same old arguments  --- Ten were killed and 13 were wounded when a student opened fire on his classmates with a...

VIDEO: A lawmaker tries to “out” the Governor — Alabama could benefit from sports gambling — Scott Dawson no-shows his appearance … and more...

Radio talk show host Dale Jackson and Dr. Waymon Burke take you through this week's biggest political stories including: -- Did Scott Dawson know what...

Why some political smears work, even when they’re lies

A little known, counter-intuitive communication phenomenon called "the sleeper effect" means that outright lies can become more persuasive over time even when they come...

7 Things: Trump Tower spied on, Burgess believes Dawson is both naive and brilliant, former State Rep. Patricia Todd has lost her job, and...

1. It appears there was a spy placed in the Trump campaign in 2016, IG also finds possible criminal conduct in handling of Clinton probe --- A...

Financial health of Business Council of Alabama could be in jeopardy

According to many lawmakers, recent years have not been kind to the Business Council of Alabama’s lobbying efforts. And based upon financial filings, recent years may...

Why Trump was right to move embassy to Jerusalem

Listen to the 10 min audio Read the transcript: TRUMP FOLLOWS THROUGH ON EMBASSY PROMISE TOM LAMPRECHT:  Harry, this past Monday was a significant day in...

Are sales taxes outdated for Alabama’s future economy?

Presidential tweets and a Supreme Court case have reignited the question of taxing internet sales. The Court in April heard arguments in South Dakota...

7 Things: Trump will not be indicted, Rep. Patricia Todd faces blowback for her reckless claims, Mayor Tommy Battle tries to stay above the...

1. In a move that shocks no one, the president of the United States will not be indicted; we are one year in --- Rudy Giuliani...

400 teacher aides to see 25% paycuts as Huntsville City Schools readies to trade a local company for a troubled out-of-state company

On Thursday, the Huntsville City Board of Education will vote on how they handle staffing for over 780 support positions in the school district...

7 Things: State Rep. tries to ‘out’ Gov. Ivey, President Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize hits a snag, candidates for governor seem mostly ‘meh’ on...

1. Gov. Kay Ivey is attacked for giving money to a now-closed LGBTQ organization, as State Rep. Todd calls her gay --- Ivey dismissed her opponent and...

7 Things: Trump’s GREAT week, Sue Bell Cobb’s sex offender is defended and then arrested, VP Pence says to end Mueller probe, and more...

1. Trump's poll numbers are improving and he has a pretty good week as his numbers trend in the right direction --- A week of accomplishments,...

7 Things: North Korea releases three, Rep. Mo Brooks and others demand AG Sessions end the Mueller probe, Battle and Ivey in street fight,...

1. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo returns from North Korea with 3 hostages --- One day after President Donald Trump ended the Iran Deal, and his...

7 Things: Trump fulfills another campaign promise, Iran Deal is dead, Alabama Governor’s committee on schools is a joke, and more …

1. The Iran Deal is just one more campaign promise kept by the president and his record on those promises is pretty good --- So...