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Skip Tucker: The Political Postmortem
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Skip Tucker: The Political Postmortem

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist The excellent Todd Stacy and Alabama Daily News brought me on board in January to try to tease some meaning out of the political vagaries of the day. This day, political postmortem day, rests gentle on my mind. From where I sit, which is somewhere in the...

Skip Tucker: GOTV
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Skip Tucker: GOTV

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist It is time, as the great W.C. Fields once observed, to take the bull by the tail and face the situation. In the most recent midterm election in Alabama, 431,328 of Alabama’s roughly 3.4 million registered voters cast a ballot, meaning voter turnout was 12.7 percent. So,...

Skip Tucker: Oliver Cromwell and MSNBC
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Skip Tucker: Oliver Cromwell and MSNBC

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist I reached the frightening thought that it might be a good thing for the left to win the midterms. To my mind, too much power, even in the right direction, is too much. While I intend to vote, I considered a throwaway write-in. President Trump recently said...

Skip Tucker: A Modest Proposal
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Skip Tucker: A Modest Proposal

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist In the troubling wildness of the Kavanaugh hearings, particularly troubling to your humble narrator was the number of hard things said by CNN news people about old white men comprising the Republican side of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Dammit, your humble narrator is an old white man...

Skip Tucker: Old Pisgah
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Skip Tucker: Old Pisgah

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist The rural Wrinkled People, after years of toil, spent lengthening autumn nights around fireplaces full of coal and wood (wood catches fire quicker, coal burns longer). They dwelt among untrodden ways. Sometimes the house was cold, the fire always warm, so families huddled. Songs were sung, a...

Skip Tucker: My Day in the Barrel
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Skip Tucker: My Day in the Barrel

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News featured columnist Certain people in this great land of ours, by dint of their intelligence, hard work and fortitude, have become Caesars of Capitalism. And so I will render unto Caesar. But when they take paths I despise, I rail against them in my own small way. I despise...

Skip Tucker: The Prisoner’s Dilemma      
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Skip Tucker: The Prisoner’s Dilemma      

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist While I learned from every class I’ve taken, and I had enough hours to be a brain surgeon, some were such drudgery it’s a wonder I didn’t grab an occasional professor, shake him and yell, “Teach something, you loser. Your class is mind-numbing.” And I’ll get back...