Scott Beaulier

Public schools: Not our children’s keepers

The Chicago teachers’ strike is serving to highlight problems faced by public school systems throughout our country. The teachers do not want to be held ... Read more | 1 comment

A red state with a case of the blues

The state of the economy in Alabama is not good. Our state unemployment rate of 8.3 percent, which is keeping up with the US average, ... Read more

It’s been a long, hot summer here

This week we celebrate Labor Day. Like Memorial Day, it is a uniquely American holiday. Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer. It has ... Read more

Price-gouging? Think again

It’s hurricane season, and the threat of Isaac hitting Alabama or one of our neighboring Gulf states has dominated recent news coverage, prompted thousands of ... Read more

Reject the Medicaid expansion

Medicaid is a mess. It has grown in size and scope in the past 30 years and now, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ... Read more