Tuscaloosa, AL holds municipal elections March 2, 2021. Click here to view the elections and the candidates running.

Jeremy Jeffcoat, Author at Bama Politics

The inexcusable death of George Floyd at the hand of Minneapolis Police has seemingly opened festering wounds in America. These wounds are never far below the surface in our society, even after so many decades of effort by so many to soothe them. But the…

Pickens County Medical Center

Our weaknesses are laid bare, Alabama. At times, there are passionate debates about what issues need to be addressed first in our state. We spend a great deal of time chasing our tails over issues like prison overcrowding, gas taxes, and toll roads…but now reality…

Kay Ivey Signs Special Session For Gas Tax

Governor Kay Ivey is now entering the “re-opening” phase of the COVID-19 crisis, with Ivey announcing her phased re-opening plan on Tuesday. Fair or not, these decisions over the next weeks and months will determine the legacy of these elected officials. Nothing they have done…

Just as it was for everyone, our Easter was different this year. No church service to attend, no large family gathering, or huddling close for pictures. The COVID 19 outbreak has temporarily taken all of that from us. We were able, though, to have a…

collection of vote badges

Governor Kay Ivey and Secretary of State John Merrill need to immediately review the footage of yesterday’s primary elections in Wisconsin. Long lines of voters in masks, standing far too close together, and in groups so large that it violates literally every published guideline. There…

Crowd of waving American flags.

So often, we hear that our leaders should put partisanship aside and “get something done”. I’ve never believed that was the best way. First of all, we have to decide what “things” are to be done? We decide that with debate and consensus. There is…

I am not generally given to original “words of wisdom”. Most of the wisdom that I have accumulated and tried to pass on to our children is from books, or speeches, or old sayings of my family. But I do have one piece of advice…

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a couple of events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I have always considered him among the three most impactful Americans in history…along with Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. In listening to the various speakers, from…

I consider myself a center-left individual. Interestingly, I considered myself a center-right individual for many years. However, as the right moved further from the center, my self-identification had to move with it. As a center-left, white male over 40 in ruby-red Alabama I guess I…

I consider myself a center-left individual. Interestingly, I considered myself a center-right individual for many years. However, as the right moved further from the center, my self-identification had to move with it. As a center-left, white male over 40 in ruby-red Alabama I guess I…