June 21, 2019 -
Most of the states still refusing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are in the South — and the advocates pressing for expansion there are not giving up.
May 19, 2017 -
The Supreme Court ruled 63 years ago this week in Brown v. Board of Education that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. Today, integration gains are being eroded by voucher programs that use public money to support private schools — and the Trump administration wants to expand those programs dramatically.
February 26, 2013 -
Automatic spending cuts set to take effect this week will reduce military spending in Southern states by $3 billion. Could that drive the region's Republicans to a budget compromise with President Obama?
October 5, 2012 -
Though the South is the U.S. region with the greatest concentration of income inequality, its representatives in Washington are doing a poor job of bridging the gap.
August 15, 2012 -
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), House Aerospace Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas), Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are among those citing an inflated figure for military budget cuts slated to take effect next year.
September 23, 2011 -
As the number of Americans suffering from hunger reaches record levels, federal lawmakers take aim at funding for the WIC program, which feeds some of the most vulnerable among us.
April 15, 2005 -
Ah, Tax Day, the moment that all of us stand back to reflect on what it means to have a government and invest in the public good -- or, for the slackers amongst us, the day we scurry to get our returns in the mail.