Greg Richter has 25-plus years experience as a journalist. He spent 17 years with The Birmingham News in Alabama and currently freelances for a conservative-leaning news website. He is author of an e-book, "The Easy Budget," written under his pen name, Owen Tew. He is almost an expert on the song "Sweet Home Alabama" after writing an opus on its background for The Birmingham News. His work also has appeared on The Huffington Post and The Hill.com. You can follow his rantings on politics, religion and more on Twitter @owentew or at his blog, Syncopaterfamilias.