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The Telecom Industry Strikes Back

April 26, 2005 - Last month, Facing South commented on the rise of "wired communities" across the country, as communities set up free or reduced rate city-wide broadband services, including Wi-Fi. We also warned that the telecommunications industry wasn't exactly pleased about the trend.

Big Oil's Dilemma

April 26, 2005 - For those of you scratching your heads at the gas pump, wondering why prices have shot through the roof with little relief in sight, David Sirota has unearthed an interesting story from Fortune magazine.

Change of Heart

April 26, 2005 - Facing South told you last week about South Carolina State Rep. John Graham Altman's bizarre outburst at a reporter when she asked him why his committee had passed a bill making cockfighting a felony while tabling a bill that would do the same for domestic violence.

Protecting Marriage the Old-Fashioned Way

April 26, 2005 - The Texas House today passed a constitutional amendment banning both same-sex marriages and civil unions. The bill was approved by a 101 to 29 vote, barely exceeding the 100 votes necessary to amend the state constitution. The bill next goes to the state senate. If it garners a two-thirds vote there, the amendment will need to be approved by Texas voters.

A Nation Behind Bars

April 25, 2005 - The Justice Department has released its latest incarceration figures, revealing that the rush to lock up our nation's population continues at a brisk pace:

Down and Out on the Right

April 22, 2005 - One would think that with the conservative right controlling the White House, Congress, and the Judiciary; holding 29 governorships; and having the ideological allegiance of most of corporate America, they would feel in pretty good shape.