Category Archives: Government structure

Nick Saban proves we in Birmingham are a bunch of suckers

I must be nuts. I’m actually writing an article that might be perceived as negative about the most popular and respected man in Alabama—maybe in Alabama history. This story broke January 9th; about the same time Nick Saban and the … Continue reading

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Let’s step out of our ‘Little Kingdom’ and unite for a better Birmingham

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham Today’s guest blogger was written by a commenter who calls him/herself ‘bhamthoughts’.   (ComebackTown generally does not publish anonymous blogs–but it’s difficult to find people willing to … Continue reading

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No need for Birmingham to be a media laughingstock

I’ve agonized whether to publish this piece about our region’s propensity for humiliation. One of my best friends warned me, “Why bring it up?…move on and forget it.” I think we can be fairly certain, however, we are just around the corner from … Continue reading

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Mountain Brook points fingers at Birmingham

I love to write about Mountain Brook. People are interested in Mountain Brook and I know a lot about the subject matter–since I’ve lived much of my life and raised my children there.  (I now live in Vestavia Hills) When … Continue reading

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What folks in Mt. Brook and Vestavia are losing

I’m uniquely qualified to write about living in Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills. I grew up and raised my children in Mountain Brook and about ten years ago my wife and I moved to Vestavia. People in Birmingham– whether they live in … Continue reading

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Why Nashville is whipping Birmingham’s butt

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Skip Malone.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. Please excuse the above title, but I’m writing in response to your … Continue reading

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Council pay increase may be good for Birmingham

I’m confident this opinion piece will make many of you crazy. But before you beat me up, please take a moment and read what I have to say.  If you still disagree, then feel free to respond. Our Birmingham City Council … Continue reading

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Political process in Birmingham actually working

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Tripp Watson.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I have an ominous suggestion for you: The political process in … Continue reading

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Atlanta more screwed up than Birmingham

I have mixed emotions about Atlanta. There’s no doubt I feel a certain amount of envy —probably because I grew up in the ‘50’s when Birmingham and Atlanta were about the same size. I have fond memories of my dad … Continue reading

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Birmingham punished for being in Alabama

One of the greatest obstacles to metropolitan Birmingham’s growth is too many competing governments, but that’s not the only deterrent. Being located in Alabama is also an obstacle. The Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) publishes a report that compares key economic figures of … Continue reading

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