November 3, 2011 -
Soon after the EPA released new data showing the hazards of coal ash ponds, a massive bluff built of coal ash collapsed into Lake Michigan. So why are lawmakers still fighting strict federal oversight of coal ash?
September 29, 2011 -
At the same time Planned Parenthood faces a sweeping probe by House Republicans, states have passed an unprecedented number of laws seeking to restrict women's access to legal abortions.
September 27, 2011 -
Organized by postal workers' unions, the events are calling on Congress to pass a bill ending a pre-payment mandate for retiree health benefits that's pushing the agency into the red while threatening tens of thousands of public-sector jobs.
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.
May 2, 2006 -
Wow! A couple of interesting days here at Facing South and around the nation. I won't try to recap all the news pouring in from around the country about the "Day Without Immigrants" yesterday.
May 1, 2006 -
Usually, May Day -- celebrated world-wide as International Workers Day -- is ignored by most Americans. But this year promises to be different, thanks entirely to the growing movement for immigrant rights.