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Skip Tucker: Wherein He Watches John Henry Drive Steel
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Skip Tucker: Wherein He Watches John Henry Drive Steel

One blistering summer afternoon when I was 10, I saw John Henry drive steel. I kid you not. From the shade of my front porch, a hundred yards from the Frisco railroad track, I watched him swing a nine-pound spike hammer, heard the cold steel ring.  He was as real as the song. Moreso, because...

Skip Tucker: Oh, Please
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Skip Tucker: Oh, Please

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News featured columnist My turn in the barrel. That’s the punchline to a very old, very off-color joke, but it sets up today’s effort, which I intend as a broadside into those meager “thought leaders” that whack Donald Trump when they find time on their hands, often for little more...

Skip Tucker: The Hood and I
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Skip Tucker: The Hood and I

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist During the racially turbulent mid-seventies, on a comfortable summer morning, the editor of the Mountain Eagle in Jasper learned the Ku Klux Klan had obtained a permit to parade through the city streets. He was elated and repulsed. Repulsed because he shared the predominate opinion that the...