Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Coming Wednesday on the editorial/op-ed pages

The Star's editorial board on Wednesday is opining on the on-going issue of what may be the politically motivated prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman:
It smells even worse when one considers that a man may sit in prison today because his political enemies may have arranged his prosecution for political reasons.
It is a sobering thought to consider, the kind of thing often associated with third-world dictatorial regimes and not with a free, democratic nation.
The Star also is examining another portion of the GAO's assessment of the progress in Iraq:
If proponents of partitioning Iraq into three independent states covered by an extremely loose federal government were looking for a leading indicator, they may have found it in this deal. The partition-Iraq crowd rightly points that Iraq is a creation of British mapmakers in 1921. They see three regions, each with tight border security, as a method to tamp down the bloody violence that has raged since the U.S. invasion in 2003.
And, for added measure, our opinion on the lack of state money remaining for critical state road projects, including several in Calhoun County:
Is there hope? Of course, but it’s like building a beach home without proper support; it may fail. Two of our projects, the parkway and a wider access road for Anniston Army Depot, reside comfortably in the Alabama Department of Transportation’s five-year plan. At least we’re on the list.
As we blogged about earlier, columnist Hardy Jackson is writing about Brunswick stew, his mother's recipe, and why it is so good:
While everything is simmering, Mama adds her special touch. Deviating from the recipe, she slices a lemon thin and puts it in the pot. Sometimes two.
And so it will come to pass that later, when hungry folks are spooning through a steaming bowl of stew that tastes like it was made from a magazine recipe, all of a sudden a shot of sour will assault their taste buds and they will know that they are into something special.
It’s the “whang.”
That makes the difference.