Speak Out: Medicaid needs to be expanded I was reading the article recently about Gov. Bentley not wanting to expand Medicaid. When he was first elected, he did not want a paycheck, he had enough money. Wow.
Speak Out: Defining political enemies The Star wrote that it’s “not surprising that Obama keeps tabs on political enemies.” When did people with different views become enemies? And will you feel the same way when a different political party is in power? I foresee your loud protestations of corruption then.
Speak Out: Thomson’s good work On April 7, 2000, the Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform was founded on the campus of Samford University under the late Bailey Thomson. Thomson, a seasoned journalist and a great author, saw the need for reforming Alabama’s 1901 Constitution.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on the campaign-finance law was not a wise ruling. I fear it may upset the balance of power (which I suspect the ones voting in favor of the law had in mind) and threaten our democracy in the years to come.