Commentary editor of The Anniston Star. Memphis native. University of Memphis and Jacksonville State University grad. Cardinals fan. And, yes, that's me in the wildcat mascot costume. Anything for a story. I'm a journalist, a writer, a storyteller and an editor. I write about politics, history, culture and life. Everyone has a story. Sometimes, you have to climb into a wool costume in 90-degree Alabama heat to find it.

Editorial: Trust, or not, in politicians

Say you live in Oxford. You’re firmly rooted in all things Alabama, particularly politics. You’re conservative, you vote Republican, you support GOP positions on abortion, immigration and the Second Amendment, you’re generally a fan of your City Council, you want Gov. Kay Ivey to win in November and you cheered Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s recent confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. You wish President Trump would delete his Twitter account, but you’d vote for him again nonetheless.