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A Kind Mention In Today's Times

June 18, 2005 - A tip of the hat to the New York Times for their kind mention of Facing South in the "What's Online" section this morning. For those who aren't registered or otherwise can't get to the piece, here's what they said:

Texas Rep. Aims to Ban Community Internet

June 10, 2005 - As reported in yesterday's Facing South email newsletter, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) -- a former telephone company executive -- has introduced a bill that would ban free or low-cost "Community Internet" across the country.

Facing South Odds & Ends

May 19, 2005 - Greetings Facing South readers, especially new readers coming in from DKos, CounterPunch, Cursor and elsewhere. We're glad to have you here at the blog of the Institute for Southern Studies, a progressive research, education and action center.

Base Closings and the South

May 13, 2005 - A Special Report from Facing South and the Institute for Southern Studies The Pentagon announced today its much-anticipated list of recommended base closures -- 180 military installations in all, a move the Department of Defense says will save almost $50 billion over 20 years.

Messes in Texas

May 13, 2005 - Two days ago Facing South blogged about the temporary grounding of the parental consent bill in the Texas Legislature. The reprieve proved to be a very short one.

The Costs of War

February 18, 2005 - Now online: this week's edition of the email newsletter Facing South, featuring news around the region; columnist Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on "tort reform;" and the always-popular Institute Index: