Politics

Britt Sworn in to Senate

Britt Sworn in to Senate

Marla Jones, Managing Editor marla@southerntorch.com WASHINGTON, D.C.- Katie Britt, of Enterprise, was sworn in on Tuesday, as the first woman…
Inside the Statehouse

Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers Our iconic Senior United States Senator, Richard Shelby, will walk out of the Senate chambers in Washington,…
Inside the Statehouse

Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers As we begin to celebrate the Christmas season and close out 2022, allow me to share the…
The truth behind Alabama’s 'most conservative Legislature' ranking

The truth behind Alabama’s 'most conservative Legislature' ranking

By Justin Bogie, Senior Director of Fiscal Policy According to a recent ranking from the Conservative Political Action Coalition’s (CPAC) Center for…
Inside the Statehouse

Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers Our Alabama Congressional delegation will all be reelected next month, as usual.  We are no different than…
Inside the Statehouse

Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers Those of us who served a long time in the legislature have a lot of stories.  I…
Inside the Statehouse

Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers For decades, losing political candidates in Alabama have been exiled to “Buck’s Pocket.” It is uncertain when…
Britt Makes Campaign Stop in FP

Britt Makes Campaign Stop in FP

FORT PAYNE, ALA.-- Katie Britt, the Republican nominee for US Senate in the General Election on November 8, will make…
Steve Flowers: Inside The Statehouse

Steve Flowers: Inside The Statehouse

By Steve Flowers A legend in Alabama newspaper, educational, and political lore, Jim Oakley of Centreville, turned 87 last month.…
Candidate Johnny C. Cochran Visits Fort Payne & Gadsden

Candidate Johnny C. Cochran Visits Fort Payne & Gadsden

Submitted / Special to the Torch Johnny C. Cochran is the Libertarian Party candidate in a three-way race for Alabama’s…
Inside the Statehouse

Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers The Alabama Legislature will remain super majority Republican for the next quadrennium.  As the dust settles from…
“Democracy”

“Democracy”

Submitted  Editorial by The Alabama Press Association America’s free press is in crisis. Today, local journalism, which is necessary to…
Secretary of State Merrill Addresses Redistricting Controversies

Secretary of State Merrill Addresses Redistricting Controversies

Recently, the implementation of the newly drawn state legislative district lines has become a point of conversation in large part…
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Former High School Coach

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Former High School Coach

David Hall, Reporter david@southerntorch.com In a 6-3 ruling Monday morning, the Supreme Court determined that former Washington state high school…
Inside the Statehouse

Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers During the waning days of the campaigns for Governor and U.S. Senator, I received an inordinate amount…
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