November 2, 2018 -
Echoing Trump, Republicans across the South and country are stepping up anti-immigrant rhetoric in the final stretch of the 2018 elections. The goal is to boost turnout of GOP base voters this year, but evidence is growing that hardline immigration politics will weaken the party in the long run.
October 12, 2018 -
A look at the South's major state and federal elections this year, and how a Democratic surge could shift regional politics for years to come.
September 8, 2017 -
Following President Trump's decision to phase out the Obama-era DACA program that spared from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, there's a renewed urgency to pass the federal Dream Act, which would offer them a path to citizenship — and Southern lawmakers may provide the key votes needed.
December 18, 2014 -
A Tennessee Volkswagen plant that was the site of a fierce union battle has adopted a new policy for recognizing employee organizations -- and it looks suspiciously like something anti-union forces have been angling for.
September 12, 2014 -
Suppose we stopped bribing companies to do what already benefits them, and instead focused our public dollars on restoring and expanding public services.
July 28, 2014 -
After losing a union election at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant, the UAW has formed a local there that it say has an informal "consensus" with the company to deal with it as a members' union when it signs up a "meaningful" share of the workforce. What does that mean, exactly?
July 17, 2014 -
The United Auto Workers' decision to establish UAW Local 42 for Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, Tenn. represents the kind of non-traditional approach to worker representation necessary to break through the Southern oligarchy's locked-arm opposition to organized labor.