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  1. Hidden Costs of Stagnant Minimum Wage
    July 28, 2014 | By Jennifer Marsden  
  2. You’ll Never Guess Who Just Bought Half of UAB’s Football Tickets
    July 22, 2014 | By Dave Folk  
  3. For Uber Bad Ideas, Look No Further than Birmingham’s City Council
    July 21, 2014 | By Dave Folk  
  4. Right Women, Right Now (Kay Ivey)
    June 19, 2014 | By Kay Ivey  
  5. Welcome to Shawshank: Prison Reform in Alabama
    June 18, 2014 | By Steven Boydstun  

Recent Blogs:

  1. The Northern Beltline a Boon to Northwest Birmingham
    June 4, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  2. House of Byrnes
    February 26, 2014 | By West Honeycutt  
  3. Barking up the Wrong Tree in the Alabama House
    February 25, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  4. The Sermon on the Mount-gomery
    February 20, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  5. Republicans Still Don’t Get It
    February 11, 2014 | By Michael Hansen  
  6. Not Getting Jobbed by Bentley’s Job Numbers
    February 3, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  7. The Southern Snowstorm and Sprawl
    January 31, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  8. Two Good Initiatives in Alabama That Make Me Happy
    January 24, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  9. The Crimson White Covers Sweet Home Politics Launch
    January 23, 2014 | By West Honeycutt  
  10. House Democrats’ Legislative Agenda
    January 21, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  

West Honeycutt

West Honeycutt is a small business owner in Birmingham, Alabama. He has formerly worked for political consulting firms in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery, AL.

Recent Posts:

Former Georgia Gov. Warns, “You’re Making Georgia Look Like Alabama”

March 7, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   Opinion

Q: Why did O.J. Simpson want to move to Alabama? A: They all have the same DNA. Q: What do you call a genius in Alabama? A: A visitor. Q: What’s the best thing to ever come out of Alabama? A: I-20 We’ve heard them all before, right? The other 49 states in the union love toContinue Reading

Media Watchdog Group Has Connections with Yellowhammer News

March 6, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   News

The media watchdog group named Alabama Citizens for Media Accountability (ACMA) that launched last month has ties with Yellowhammer News. The group’s goal is ”exposing leftwing bias in the Alabama and national media,” according to the group’s Facebook page. ACMA’s executive director, Elizabeth Thames BeShears, is a 2012 graduate of the University of Alabama. A formerContinue Reading

House of Byrnes

February 26, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   Blog

Is Alabama’s new, premier political family anything like “House of Cards” characters: Frank and Claire Underwood? You might think that, but I couldn’t possibly comment… Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-01) Bradley Byrne is a cunning, sharp United States Congressman from South Alabama. On top of his equally thin hairline, Rep. Bryne stays true to his southern rootsContinue Reading

Bless Our Hearts, Alabama

February 20, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   Opinion

Bless your heart. If you’ve grown up here in Alabama — or anywhere in the South, really — you know this saying well. It is the perfect underhanded insult. That coworker you dislike did not get promoted… “Bless their heart.” The opposing team loses the Iron Bowl… “Bless their hearts.” A community organizer goes door-to-doorContinue Reading

Same-Sex Marriage Coming to Alabama

February 13, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   Opinion

Ring the bells (wedding bells), sound the alarms (or send the invitations) … same-sex marriage is coming to Alabama. That’s the word on the street, anyway. Earlier today, The Southern Poverty Law Center announced they will bring a federal suit against the State of Alabama, whereupon they will challenge the constitutionality of Alabama’s refusal to recognizeContinue Reading

Jonathan Barbee Qualifies to Run for Public Service Commission

February 13, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   News

Last Thursday night, Republican State Executive Committee Member and small business owner Jonathan Barbee gathered with family and friends at the Alabama Republican Party headquarters where he formally qualified to run for Place 2 on the Public Service Commission. Barbee’s qualifying hardly came as any surprise. He announced his candidacy last August and has traveledContinue Reading

Bobby Lewis Qualifies for Alabama House District 85

February 12, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   News

Dothan resident and small business owner, Bobby Lewis, qualified with the Alabama Republican Party last Friday as a candidate for State House District 85. Known locally as “The Mater Man,” Lewis runs a family farm and owns Bobby Lewis Auction and Real Estate. “My goal is to make our district pro-growth, focusing on bringing inContinue Reading

Steve Flowers Withdraws from PSC Race

February 7, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   News

Republican Candidate for Public Service Commission Place 2 and Former State Legislator, Steve Flowers, announced this morning that he will no longer continue to see the Republican nomination for office. “I only considered a race for the State Public Service Commission after the State Ethics Commission confirmed that I could continue my career as Alabama’s leading politicalContinue Reading

Darius Foster Qualifies as Republican for State House District 56

February 4, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   News

Small business owner Darius Foster qualified as a candidate for State House District 56 with the Alabama Republican Party on Monday. “My focus will be on education and jobs. I will assist our school systems in any way that I am able,” said Foster, an associate board member for the Alabama Policy Institute. “We have toContinue Reading

ALFA Endorses Adam Thompson for State Auditor

January 30, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   News

The Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) today endorsed Adam Thompson for the office of State Auditor. ALFA is considered by many to be a major player in state politics and its political action committee, FarmPAC, contributes significant amounts to political campaigns at all levels of Alabama politics each year. “Adam Thompson is a young man runningContinue Reading