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Welcome Kossacks! And CounterPunchers!

May 14, 2005 - Welcome visitors from DKos (and elsewhere)! Markos' plug for our report on how base closings will affect the South has driven a lot of new traffic to our site. We're glad you came by.

Base Closings and the South

May 13, 2005 - A Special Report from Facing South and the Institute for Southern Studies The Pentagon announced today its much-anticipated list of recommended base closures -- 180 military installations in all, a move the Department of Defense says will save almost $50 billion over 20 years.

Messes in Texas

May 13, 2005 - Two days ago Facing South blogged about the temporary grounding of the parental consent bill in the Texas Legislature. The reprieve proved to be a very short one.

Nope, No Racism Here...

May 12, 2005 - A few weeks back (April 19), the Greensboro City Council passed a resolution opposing the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission, set up to look into the infamous 1979 "

The Minutemen Are Coming

May 12, 2005 - Residents of South Texas, watch out - the civilian border patrol denounced by President Bush as "vigilantes" has plans to start patrolling the Texas border with Mexico in October.

...But They'll Be Back

May 11, 2005 - In what is becoming a theme for the day, Florida business interests tried to push a package of tort "reform" measures through the state legislature, but only got a fraction of what they wanted this session.

Privileges

May 11, 2005 - The Tennessean reports that all Tennessee state senators, no matter how long they serve or whether they were elected or appointed, get a major, lifelong discount on the state employees' health insurance plan.