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Clean Sweep Against Gay Marriage in the South

April 12, 2005 - Our friend Pam Spaulding has a rundown on "The State of Bigoted Marriage Amendments" newly added to state constitutions. The South is, to no one's surprise, solid on the issue. Five Southern states passed constitutional amendments banning gay marriage just last year: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi (plus, for good measure, border state Oklahoma). North Carolina has such an amendment under consideration.

War Profiteering Watch

April 11, 2005 - Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-CA) Committee on Government Reform - Minority Office has released new findings about how Halliburton is using your taxpayer dollars.

Filling the Frame

April 8, 2005 - Like thousands of others, I'll be heading to the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival here in Durham, N.C. this weekend, widely regarded as the best documentary event in the country.

Demise of the DeLay Machine?

April 8, 2005 - In today's Salon, Lou DuBose -- one of the best reporters on Texas politics around -- echoes my point Wednesday about how Tom DeLay has been able to stay in power despite years of scandal:  

Wal-Mart's Blue Light Bluff

April 8, 2005 - Yesterday, Wal-Mart warned the state of Maryland (an honorary Southern state in our book) that "approval of a bill that would require it to boost health care spending in Maryland could endanger its plans for growth in the state," reports the Washington Post.