Following the Money for AL Big Four Resize

Following the Money in Four Alabama City Governments

Since the beginning of the Great Recession, cities across the United States have struggled to keep their municipal budgets in the black, balancing rising costs for healthcare, energy and pensions while facing reductions in revenues. Some of Alabama’s muni ...

Cap and Trade Resize

Cap-and-Trade by Other Means

The Alabama Public Service Commission recently held a public hearing concerning Alabama Power Company rates.  But the hearing was really about an effort initiated by environmental groups determined to impose cap-and-trade type regulations on Alabama ...

Statement on 11th Circuit Action Resize

The Irony of DOJ’s Overreach

This week, the Obama Administration finds itself defending not one but three extremely serious, possibly history-making, constitutional violations by high ranking officials over the past year. Fortunately, President Obama has assured us that he has very l ...

Immovable Foundation Resize

An Immovable Foundation

Only a few feet below the grass of my yard is a massive slope of rock, a common feature of houses built in the hills of greater Birmingham.  Growing up on the eastern side of town, the foundation of the home I shared with my parents and brothers was ...