Defend democracy in the South.


Which Side Are They On?

March 4, 2005 - Stephanie Mencimer -- who wrote a piece for Southern Exposure on Texas and "tort reform" last October -- steps to the plate again this week with an excellent piec

A Bankrupt System

March 4, 2005 - The latest issue of the Facing South email newsletter is now online. Here's the ever-popular Institute Index:INSTITUTE INDEX - A Bankrupt System

Southern Strategies

March 2, 2005 - My piece on last weeks' "New Strategies for Southern Progress" conference in Chapel Hill, NC -- and progressive Southern Strategy in general -- is now online at The Nation. Here's how it starts:

Killing Kids No More

March 2, 2005 - The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision today to ban death sentences for those who committed crimes while kids under the age of 18 has special relevance for the South.

Truth and Reconciliation

March 1, 2005 - In Greensboro, North Carolina, on Nov. 3, 1979, Ku Klux Klan and American Nazi Party members attacked a "Death to the Klan" march organized by the Communist Workers' Party, shooting five marchers to death and wounding ten.

Conservatives Judging Conservatives

March 1, 2005 - In what Fox news calls "a stinging rebuke to the Bush administration," a federal judge in South Carolina yesterday ordered the United States to charge "dirty-bomb" suspect