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Revisiting Birmingham’s Bid to Host the Democratic National Convention
Birmingham's DNC Convention Pitch Party at Iron City, Monday, July 21, 2014.
There’s the adage that hindsight is 20-20. Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald is applying this idea to a bid the City of Birmingham made a few years ago to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Birmingham didn’t win, but Archibald says it wasn’t really about winning a convention in the first place.
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.
Is Robinson Indictment the Beginning of “Alabama’s Watergate?”
Alabama is currently waiting to see what happens next in the situation involving former state Rep. Oliver Robinson. He pleaded guilty last week to federal charges of conspiracy, bribery, tax evasion and wire fraud. AL.com’s John Archibald thinks there may be more indictments to come.