Yes, Virginia: Santa’s spirit lives today!

More than 100 years ago, 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response bears repeating even ... Read more

This Christmas, you can’t go wrong with anything bacon

I once went to one of those Dirty Santa parties, grabbed an old 8-track of KC & The Sunshine Band and threw it in a ... Read more

State auditor should stick to bean counting

Alabama’s state auditor is required to report annually to the governor on receipts and disbursements to the treasury, audit the treasury and revenue departments and ... Read more

Go cheap; get shoddy

Small government and no-new-taxes proponents are no doubt celebrating the news that Alabama again ranked last nationwide in per capita state and local tax collections. Read more

An education Christmas miracle

The U.S. Senate earlier this week overwhelmingly voted for a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law that President Barack Obama called a “Christmas ... Read more