THE PUBLIC EYE: What Do Democrats Want?

Bob Burnett
Friday September 26, 2014 - 11:43:00 AM

During the 2014 midterm elections Republicans have waged a negative “slash and burn” campaign, attacking President Obama and Democrats in general. The GOP strategy is to fire up their base, bamboozle a few independents, turn off Dems or prevent them from voting. In this hostile environment, most Democrats have been defensive and their message has been muted. Democrats must go on offense and tell voters what they stand for. -more-

COUNTERPOINTS: What Does AB&I Want from Oakland City Government?

J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Thursday September 25, 2014 - 09:37:00 AM

People in Oakland learned this month what a Texas-based garbage disposal company wanted out of our city. But a question nobody is asking is, what does an Alabama-owned cast iron foundry want from Oakland city government? While I can't figure out the answer to that question but I know it's something, because AB&I Foundry regularly pours money into Oakland city government elections, lots of money, the kind of money folks give when they expect something in return. -more-


Jack Bragen
Thursday September 25, 2014 - 09:35:00 AM

Some people in the general public do not have much understanding of mental illness. Certain people may have negative opinions about mentally ill persons which are based on ignorance, and other people may be open-minded but lack much information. -more-