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Fracturing democracy?

December 1, 2011 - As the grassroots movement opposing the controversial gas-drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" racks up political victories, the industry embraces military tactics for dealing with its critics.

VOICES: Dimming the lights in Mississippi

November 28, 2011 - With this month's Republican takeover of the Mississippi House, the GOP now controls the state's legislature and governorship. Expect "personhood" by statute, an Alabama-like immigration bill, drug-testing for welfare recipients and cuts to social spending.