John Archibald: Government Reboot and Mellencamp’s Advice for Alabama

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John Archibald: Government Reboot and Mellencamp's Advice for Alabama

The federal government shutdown is now in its third day with little sign of a breakthrough between Democrats and Republicans in Washington. But Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald says we don’t need a government shutdown. We need a government reboot. He also talks about what Alabama could learn from rocker John Mellencamp.

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Alabama is full of big news stories. From the removal of the Confederate battle flag, to gay marriage, to Birmingham's increase in the minimum wage. It's a lot for journalists to keep up with and a lot of great materials for columnists like AL.com and The Birmingham News' John Archibald. He discusses the city, county and state politics in forums large and small.

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