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Socialism may be on the rise in the United States

The Sorrell College's Johnson Center for Political Economy will sponsor a debate on socialism versus capitalism on Wednesday. (TROY archives)

The Sorrell College's Johnson Center for Political Economy will sponsor a debate on socialism versus capitalism on Wednesday. (TROY archives)

Those of us old enough to remember the fall of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union probably thought we had seen the last of socialism. The idea of government planning of an economy, once billed as “scientific socialism,” seemed consigned to the dustbin of history.

Times certainly have changed. Self-described socialist…

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It Came from the Archives: Recollections of a Wiregrass nursing student

Dr. Marty Olliff's monthly feature celebrates Women's History Month through the photos of Ruth Stewart, a nurse who trained in Dothan in the 1930s.

Dr. Marty Olliff's monthly feature celebrates Women's History Month through the photos of Ruth Stewart, a nurse who trained in Dothan in the 1930s.

Hospitals in Wiregrass towns were privately owned and operated until well after World War 2. At one time Dothan had four private hospitals. Two of these – Frasier-Ellis Hospital on South St. Andrews Street and Moody Hospital on North Alice Street – trained nurses to be certified by the State of Alabama and who worked…

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Alabama’s new gas tax raises interesting economic, political considerations

Alabamians will higher taxes as the gas pump to pay for infrastructure improvements. (Wikimedia/Tony Webster)

Alabamians will higher taxes as the gas pump to pay for infrastructure improvements. (Wikimedia/Tony Webster)

Taxes, Roads, and Limited Government

The Alabama legislature kicked off its new term with a special session to increase the gas tax, a result which seemed foreordained.  Nonetheless, the gas tax raises interesting economic and political considerations.

Our gas tax is currently just under 21 cents a gallon, which ranks 41stnationally according to the Tax…

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It Came from the Archives: The life of Rep. Terry Everett

Dr. Marty Olliff's monthly column is dedicated to former congressman and Wiregrass Archives donor Terry Everett, who turned 82 this month.

Dr. Marty Olliff's monthly column is dedicated to former congressman and Wiregrass Archives donor Terry Everett, who turned 82 this month.

Terry Everett (born Feb. 15, 1937) of Enterprise, Alabama, represented Alabama’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House as a Republican from 1993 until retiring in 2009. He was particularly interested in national security, national intelligence, the US military, veterans’ affairs and agriculture, all of which come from his long association with the Alabama Wiregrass…

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