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South Carolina Straw Poll: The Real Story

June 17, 2005 - I was at meetings in South Carolina the last two days -- meeting some great progressive advocates in the state -- and somehow Wednesday night found myself at a fundraiser for the Richland County Democratic Party in Columbia, the state capitol. I was waved in free with my Southern Exposure media credentials.

Bioethics

June 16, 2005 - Check out this piece (sub or day pass req'd) by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a joint Rolling Stone/Salon investigation into the federal government's position on thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative in childhood vaccines.

On the Road Again

June 15, 2005 - On the road today for meetings in South Carolina, blogging will be light. Some items from the news files to tide you over:

Lynching Wrap-Up

June 14, 2005 - I didn't intend to follow this story so closely, but you reach a point of no return.... Anyhow, the day in lynching news ends in confusion, as senators scramble to make excuses or claim they supported the resolution even if they're not listed anywhere.

Burying Jim Crow

June 14, 2005 - I started to write this in the comments, but it became too long for the main page. I suppose I should myself apologize for singling out a commenter, but it's not like we get them every day here -- we tend to become a little overexcited.

More on the Lynching Apology

June 14, 2005 - See The Carpetbagger Report on the anti-lynching resolution's chief Republican sponsor, George Allen (R-VA), who "started his career by keeping a Confederate flag and a noose in his law office." He has also called the NAACP an "extremist group" and, as governor of Virginia, issued a Confederate History