March 22, 2017 -
Congress created the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Delta Regional Authority to promote economic development in two of the nation's most economically distressed regions, but President Trump has proposed ending the agencies' modest funding altogether.
March 17, 2017 -
The GOP plan to scrap the Affordable Care Act includes a provision barring the nation's leading reproductive health services provider from taking Medicaid payments. That would take an especially heavy toll in the South, which already suffers the nation's highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancies and poverty.
February 22, 2017 -
What's being billed as "Resistance Recess" is drawing vocal protesters to public meetings with members of Congress to express their opposition to President Trump and the Republican agenda — and some meetings are going ahead even without lawmakers there.
February 9, 2017 -
This week a U.S. House committee voted to scrap the Election Assistance Commission — the independent government agency that sets security standards for voting machines. It's not the first time the agency created in response to the chaotic 2000 presidential election has been targeted for elimination by Republicans.
February 3, 2017 -
U.S. civil rights activists didn't only address the oppression of people of color at home — they also helped strike down the country's race-based immigrant quota system that privileged Europeans. The immigration law they helped enact is now being used to challenge President Trump's Muslim ban.
January 12, 2017 -
Poised to strike down the Affordable Care Act without a viable replacement, Congress appears to be "walking in the darkness of destructive selfishness" that Dr. King warned against.
January 10, 2017 -
Last week the Obama administration denied all pending permits to conduct seismic testing for oil and gas reserves in the Atlantic Ocean, but pro-drilling politicians who don't represent directly affected coastal communities say they'll work to reverse the decision under Trump.