July 21, 2017 -
When Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina announced this week that his administration would submit formal comments against offshore seismic testing for oil and gas, Terry McAuliffe of Virginia became the last governor along the Southeast coast who's continuing to press for offshore drilling.
July 12, 2017 -
A perennial bill to create a national single-payer public health insurance program has record support in this Congress. Though none of the cosponsors are Republicans, they include a growing number of conservative Southern Democrats, signaling a shift in health care politics.
December 16, 2016 -
Opponents of opening the Atlantic coast to oil and gas drilling are pressing President Obama to enact a permanent ban. We look at the legal framework for such an action, and how durable it would be under a Trump administration.
December 10, 2015 -
An effort led by Republican Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Democrat Bobby Scott of Virginia calls for a new environmental review by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management that takes into account the full extent of the impacts of oil and gas exploration, both ecological and economic.
June 27, 2013 -
Though no Southern states currently recognize same-sex marriage, organizing is underway to change that as public opinion shifts.
July 20, 2012 -
The "Peace Boat" exposes the barriers between affluent white Cuba and its largely non-white and impoverished population -- but also between generations of Cuban Americans.