April 2, 2020 -
Many states and local communities in the South have ordered restaurants to move to takeout-only to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus, and business is down even in places where they're still open. That means tough times for low-wage food servers, especially given the stingy unemployment benefits offered in some states.
March 12, 2020 -
Membership in Democratic Socialists of America has skyrocketed in the last few years. Chapters have sprung up across the South, and democratic socialists have won local offices in cities including Charlottesville, Virginia, and South Fulton, Georgia.
February 28, 2020 -
Nearly $30 million in 90 days: that's how much the Democratic presidential hopefuls spent on political Facebook ads in Southern states. Where the candidates are choosing to target them provides a glimpse of their strategy for winning the party's presidential nomination.
February 12, 2020 -
In November, the Latino electorate is projected to make U.S. history as the largest racial or ethnic minority in a presidential election. In the South, the children of many Latino migrants will be making history of their own by casting their family's first U.S. vote.
January 31, 2020 -
Since the draft's end, the South has provided a disproportionate number of new military recruits relative to its young adult population. The trend can be partly explained by the military's large presence in Southern states.
December 20, 2019 -
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to soon hand down its decision over continuing an Obama-era program giving temporary reprieve from deportation to immigrants brought to the country as children. Nearly one-third of the program's active beneficiaries live in Southern states.