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He "invented the study of campaign money"

April 4, 2006 - The Wilmington Star has a nice overview of Bob Hall, a long-time staffer at the Institute for Southern Studies, and his pioneering work on campaign finance reform -- which may well depose N.C.'s Democratic House Speaker Jim Black:

Thanks, you did it!

January 6, 2006 - It's official: you did it! Thanks to the generous contributions of readers like you, we met our $20,000 goal for the Institute's end-of-year fundraiser. Your support makes possible the Institute's one-of-a-kind programs, delivering hard-hitting investigative reports and a vital progressive voice in the South.

Thanks to you, we made the challenge!

December 14, 2005 - We did it! Thanks to you, our dear readers, our end-of-year fundraiser has been a huge success. I should wait until we update our cool money-meter graphic on the right, but I can't wait to share the good news: we have met the $7,500 challenge, which means an anonymous donor will match, dollar-for-dollar, $7,500 worth of contributions.

Still time to pitch in for Investigative Fund fundraiser

November 23, 2005 - Our end-of-the-year fundraiser to benefit our Investigative Fund -- sponsor of Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch and other muckraking initiatives -- is still going strong. THANK YOU to all who have donated almost $3,000 to help us sponsor the best investigative journalists to tackle the South's toughest issues.