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The end of the Solid South?

June 6, 2013 - The new issue of The American Prospect looks at changes unfolding in Southern politics, including a piece by Institute writers on the turbulent state of North Carolina.

First gay, Latino inaugural poet speaks of 'One Today'

January 21, 2013 - The poet for President Obama's second inauguration was Richard Blanco, the child of Cuban exiles who was raised in Miami and graduated from Florida International University. Blanco is the first Latino and the first openly gay person to be chosen as the inaugural poet. At 44, he is also the youngest.