The Alabama Blogosphere

Digital NewstandCrossed my radar screen of late…

  • A Birmingham man is not leaving his home until he counts to a million. Live on the internet. Watch him here. Read a little about it here or here. I find it odd and interesting. Enough even that I have considered buying an ad on his bathroom door.
  • Today is the last day you can take a survey to help a doctoral student in media and public affairs at LSU in Baton Rouge who is researching the impact of blogs on state politics around the country. If you haven’t already, take a few minutes and help her out.
  • Scott Walker of The Birmingham News rigged an old newspaper box to deliver headlines every morning to his living room. (See the picture.) Pretty nifty.
  • Dan’s clever idea, Dan PAC, has garnered good press around the state. Here’s a good roundup at Between the Links.
  • I am sorry that Wheeler at Alablawg has left the state but am glad to see that he plans to keep his blog going in some form or fashion. We’ll miss having him in Alabama. Here are some things he’ll miss.
  • The Politics in Alabama blog is closed for renovation. Jeff says there will be a re-launch with a new design and format. You can keep up with him at his personal blog.
  • Two new Alabama blogs have popped up that are political-ish: Mama’s Apple Pie and Legal Schnauzer.

Legislative Dispatch

A Look from the Rearview Mirror

This Thursday will mark the last day of the legislative Session.  For some, it was a Session that seemed would never end.  For others, it was one that ended much too quickly.  It may be early, yet, to write an obit on this Session, but as we approach the finish line, some perspective may be in order.

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Putting Students First

As you know, a very important piece of legislation will be presented for our consideration in the House tomorrow in Montgomery – Senate Bill 310 – the “Students First” tenure and fair dismissal reform bill. Like me, many House members have been inundated with phone calls and emails from opponents of this bill, and some have been [...]

Legislative Transparency

There are a lot of issues to debate before we begin the final days of this session. In fact, I am quite certain there will be some comments on this post debating many of them. Before we get into the last seven day of the session I wanted to bring up a topic that [...]


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