June 11, 2018

MARK MAYFIELD: Maddox and the high road

Last year, I mentioned that the U.S. Senate election between Doug Jones and Roy Moore presented the easiest choice Alabama voters would ever have to make. There was no question that Jones, a man of integrity with outstanding qualifications, would bring honor to this state, while Moore would bring nothing but embarrassment. Since then, Jones has had an excellent start in the Senate, and is doing exactly what he promised he would do, and that […]
April 19, 2018

Our View: Walt Maddox for Governor of Alabama

On June 5th, Alabama voters will have the opportunity to participate in the state’s gubernatorial primary. Both the Republican and Democratic elections will be on this date, and voters can only participate in one. This editorial board urges Alabamians to support Tuscaloosa mayor Walt Maddox for the governorship. Maddox’s platform consists of common-sense solutions to Alabama’s problems. He seeks to improve the job opportunities for Alabamians through workforce training and development and more affordable college […]
July 10, 2017

Alabama needs Walt Maddox as governor

Most of the talk since Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced he’s considering a run for governor has focused on whether he can win as a Democrat in a deep red state. I’ve got an equally important question: Can a decent, honest public servant win in a state where pandering campaign tactics work so well? Because I do not see Walt Maddox engaging in that nonsense. Or let’s put it this way: Can Maddox win without […]