Category Archives: Alabama politics

Clay Scofield Explains it All For You

Via Left in Alabama, video of Alabama’s Senator Clay Scofield being interviewed by a Huntsville reporter about his transvaginal ultrasound bill. My favorite part is when he graciously lets women avert their eyes from the screen while the state-mandated ultrasound … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, alabama, Alabama politics | 513 Comments

Morning Awful: Alabama Ultrasound Sexual Torture

Alabama will dare to tread where Virginia faltered. HB418 and SB12 would require doctors to perform an invasive ultrasound if it would display the fetus more clearly — and they would have to describe the images to the woman if … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, Alabama politics, health care reform, Morning Awful | 541 Comments

Mo Brooks Town Hall

Freshman Representative Mo Brooks held a town hall meeting in Killen, Alabama on Thursday, June 30th. Killen is a suburban community that turned out for him in November 2010, helping him become the first Republican to represent Alabama’s fifth district … Continue reading

Posted in alabama, Alabama politics, Alabama Republicans, video | 394 Comments

States of Dissolution

That spate of new Republican legislatures enacting austerity? They’re doing more harm than good: Cutting state services not only harms vulnerable residents but also slows the economy’s recovery from recession by reducing overall economic activity. When states cut spending, they … Continue reading

Posted in alabama, Alabama politics, Disaster Capitalism, idiocracy, Kulturkampf, States | 2 Comments

New C & L Post Up

My latest C & L post, “Big Government Republicans in Alabama,” is up! Please read, view, and share often.

Posted in alabama, Alabama politics, Alabama Republicans, Crooks and Liars | Leave a comment

Witnesses Of Perry County

House Bill 50, which would allow the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to regulate coal ash in landfills passed the Commerce and Small Business Committee unanimously on March 2, 2011. Citizens from Perry County were there to press for … Continue reading

Posted in alabama, Alabama politics, Goat Hill Project | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Alabama, Race, and Redistricting

While I’m in Montgomery over the coming weeks, I’ll be looking into redistricting issues. The US Census started releasing data relevant to the question yesterday. Swing State Project: Alabama…remained at seven seats (although they were close to losing one). Their … Continue reading

Posted in alabama, Alabama politics | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The Sick Man Of Alabama

There are just twelve Democrats left in the State Senate. Three are newly-elected. Of the remaining nine, just two are white males; so of course, the scandal-plagued (and white) Roger Bedford has been elected their leader. He sponsored the bingo … Continue reading

Posted in alabama, Alabama politics | Tagged , , | 755 Comments

Morning Awful: Chairmanosclerosis

This is everything wrong with Alabama politics in a nutshell: MONTGOMERY — For the first time in his nearly 42-year career as chief lobbyist for the Alabama Education Association, Dr. Paul Hubbert will have to work with a Legislature controlled … Continue reading

Posted in Alabama politics, Morning Awful | Leave a comment

Morning Awful: Alabama Crimson Tea Tide

Alabama is officially a red state at last. Republicans own the state house for the first time in 136 years: Stewart attributed the Republicans’ taking of the Legislature for the first time in 136 years, as well as every state … Continue reading

Posted in alabama, Alabama politics, Alabama Republicans, Morning Awful | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Are Times Daily Editors Smoking Crack?

In endorsing Republican Robert Bentley for governor, my local newspaper sees fit to include this third-from-the-bottom ‘graff: If elected, Bentley would do well to reconsider his opposition to health care reform, his support for Arizona’s tough immigration law and other … Continue reading

Posted in alabama, Alabama politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment