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Taxpayers Pay for Wal-Mart's "Low Road"

March 5, 2005 - Of the many ways that Arkansas-based Wal-Mart endangers the public interest, one of the most insidious is how, by paying its workers low wages with almost no benefits, they force tens of thousands of employees to rely on state and federal public assistance programs to make ends meet.

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.